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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU

For 90 years, fighting for justice and freedom in Illinois

four stars

92.02

150 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 201-9740   Web Site
EIN: 36-2682569

Board Leadership
Jill Metz
President

CEO
Colleen K. Connell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 92.02 four stars
Operation HOPE (CA) 92.14 four stars
Jobs with Justice (DC) 91.91 four stars
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (NY) 86.70 three stars
FairVote (MD) 90.94 four stars

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Founded in 1969, the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) is dedicated to protecting freedom, liberty, equality and justice for all within the United States. The Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU facilitates an increased understanding of civil liberties and rights, inquire into the protection of civil liberties and rights, and to publish the results of these inquiries. They operate numerous programs that challenge restrictive, unconstitutional and discriminative conditions imposed on individuals.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,285,966
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $466,239
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,752,205
   Program Service Revenue $519,506
Total Primary Revenue $4,271,711
   Other Revenue $90,059
TOTAL REVENUE $4,361,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,504,042
   Administrative Expenses $102,773
   Fundraising Expenses $190,299
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,797,114
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $564,656
   
Net Assets $4,935,077

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
Reproductive Rights $1,044,640 29.8%
Institutional Reform $1,070,368 30.5%
Legislative and Policy Work $337,853 9.6%

Ratings History
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 10/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2015-03 07/01/2016 91.69 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 91.50 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 90.05 four stars
2013-03 07/01/2014 90.24 four stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 86.80 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 36-2682569
Name in IRS Master File ROGER BALDWIN FOUNDATION OF ACLU INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$169,872 4.47% Colleen K. Connell Executive Director $56,624
Other Salaries of Note
$225,454 5.93% Harvey Grossman Legal Director --
$178,772 4.70% Benjamin Wolf Associate Legal Director --

Founded in 1969, the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) is dedicated to protecting freedom, liberty, equality and justice for all within the United States. The Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU facilitates an increased understanding of civil liberties and rights, inquire into the protection of civil liberties and rights, and to publish the results of these inquiries. They operate numerous programs that challenge restrictive, unconstitutional and discriminative conditions imposed on individuals.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 92.02 four stars
Taproot Foundation (CA) 89.77 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 89.11 three stars
Free Software Foundation (MA) 99.57 four stars
Violence Policy Center (DC) 90.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU
150 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 201-9740
fax: (312) 201-9760
EIN: 36-2682569

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Board Leadership

Jill Metz
President

CEO

Colleen K. Connell
Executive Director

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