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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Civil Rights Union

Protecting the civil rights of all Americans

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25.31

405 5th Avenue South Suite 7C
Naples, FL 34102
tel: (877) 730-2278   Web Site
EIN: 52-2121856

Board Leadership
Susan A. Carleson
Chairman

CEO
Lori Roman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 25.31 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, the American Civil Rights Union works to protect the civil rights of all Americans, by publicly advancing a Constitutional understanding of civil rights; monitoring judicial nominees, judges, and legal organizations, while resisting those that threaten civil rights; and filing amicus briefs in critical civil rights court cases. Believing that the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, is the greatest legal document ever written, the ACRU stands against harmful anti-Constitutional ideologies that have taken hold in our nation's courts, law schools, and bureaucracies. While others promote entitlements and license in the name of "liberties," the ACRU defends the civil rights set forth at the American Founding.

Founded in 1998, the American Civil Rights Union works to protect the civil rights of all Americans, by publicly advancing a Constitutional understanding of civil rights; monitoring judicial nominees, judges, and legal organizations, while resisting those that threaten civil rights; and filing amicus briefs in critical civil rights court cases. Believing that the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, is the greatest legal document ever written, the ACRU stands against harmful anti-Constitutional ideologies that have taken hold in our nation's courts, law schools, and bureaucracies. While others promote entitlements and license in the name of "liberties," the ACRU defends the civil rights set forth at the American Founding.

Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
26.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 63.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.79
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Rights Union on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Rights Union on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American Civil Rights Union (FL) 25.31 zero star
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $735,909
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $735,909
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $735,909
   Other Revenue $76,037
TOTAL REVENUE $811,946
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $425,360
   Administrative Expenses $169,690
   Fundraising Expenses $370,738
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $965,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-153,842
   
Net Assets $939,175

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
The Defense of Civil Rights Program $249,862 51.3%
The Election Integrity Defense Fund $237,045 48.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 25.31 zero star
2018-12 02/01/2020 25.31 zero star
2017-12 12/21/2018 26.75 zero star
2016-12 03/01/2018 26.75 zero star
2015-12 03/01/2017 26.75 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 26.17 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 25.31 zero star
2012-12 02/01/2014 26.75 zero star
2011-12 06/01/2013 26.75 zero star
2010-12 04/01/2012 73.10 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.05 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 73.70 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 54.09 zero star
2007-12 12/01/2008 64.07 one star
2006-12 12/15/2007 67.63 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 70.57 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 82.92 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-2121856
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS UNION
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,500 5.74% Lori Roman President
Other Salaries of Note
$98,667 10.21% Susan A. Carleson Former CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Rights Union (FL) 25.31 zero star
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Anti-Defamation League (NY) 89.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Civil Rights Union
405 5th Avenue South
Suite 7C
Naples, FL 34102
tel: (877) 730-2278
EIN: 52-2121856

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Board Leadership

Susan A. Carleson
Chairman

CEO

Lori Roman
President

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