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Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU

For 90 years, fighting for justice and freedom in Illinois

four stars

91.69

ACLU of Illinois 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 201-9740   Web Site
EIN: 36-2682569

Board Leadership
Ami Gandhi
Chair

CEO
Colleen K. Connell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.69 four stars
  Financial 95.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

95.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 91.69 four stars
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 89.64 three stars
Alliance Defending Freedom (AZ) 90.04 four stars
WAND Education Fund (MA) 89.92 three stars
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 91.57 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 $2,676,434
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $461,927
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,138,361
   Program Service Revenue $225,913
Total Primary Revenue $3,364,274
   Other Revenue $102,917
TOTAL REVENUE $3,467,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,150,969
   Administrative Expenses $123,937
   Fundraising Expenses $271,832
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,546,738
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-79,547
   
Net Assets $4,463,540

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 $879,368 27.9%
Institutionalized Persons $740,725 23.5%
LGBT & AIDS and Civil Liberties $380,634 12.1%

Ratings History
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 2011

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
$161,882 4.56% Colleen K. Connell Executive Director $53,961
Other Salaries of Note
$217,273 6.12% Harvey Grossman Legal Director --
$162,340 4.57% 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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 91.69 four stars
American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (CA) 91.45 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU
ACLU of Illinois
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 201-9740
fax: (312) 201-9760
EIN: 36-2682569

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Board Leadership

Ami Gandhi
Chair

CEO

Colleen K. Connell
Executive Director

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