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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

92.22

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

CEO
Colleen K. Connell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
91.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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) 92.22 four stars
American Jewish Committee (NY) 88.79 three stars
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 88.92 three stars
The Sentencing Project (DC) 92.20 four stars
Advancement Project (CA) 88.06 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,611,649
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $747,603
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,359,252
   Program Service Revenue $493,980
Total Primary Revenue $5,853,232
   Other Revenue $43,681
TOTAL REVENUE $5,896,913
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,787,604
   Administrative Expenses $132,775
   Fundraising Expenses $180,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,101,273
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,795,640
   
Net Assets $6,979,659

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 $1,114,877 29.4%
Institutional Reform $1,020,658 26.9%
Justice Reform $597,673 15.8%

Ratings History
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 07/01/2018 92.22 four stars
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)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$173,065 4.21% Colleen K. Connell Executive Director $57,688
Other Salaries of Note
$204,260 4.98% Benjamin Wolf Legal Director --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 92.22 four stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 85.97 three stars
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 94.96 four stars
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (DC) 97.13 four stars
American Family Association (MS) 90.91 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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CEO

Colleen K. Connell
Executive Director

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