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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU Foundation of Maryland

Liberty and Equality for All

four stars

96.33

3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite 350
Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 889-8555   Web Site
EIN: 23-7209538

Board Leadership
John Henderson
President

CEO
Dana Vickers Shelley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.33 four stars
  Financial 96.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Maryland ACLU works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals. We work in the state and federal courts, the Maryland General Assembly and local governments, and in communities across the state to realize this goal.

The Maryland ACLU works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals. We work in the state and federal courts, the Maryland General Assembly and local governments, and in communities across the state to realize this goal.

Financial

four stars

96.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Maryland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Maryland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 96.33 four stars
Shriver Center on Poverty Law (IL) 92.46 four stars
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty (MI) 92.65 four stars
Pennsylvania Family Institute (PA) 85.02 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,729,235
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,729,235
   Program Service Revenue $128,716
Total Primary Revenue $2,857,951
   Other Revenue $35,030
TOTAL REVENUE $2,892,981
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,536,429
   Administrative Expenses $369,452
   Fundraising Expenses $118,152
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,024,033
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-131,052
   
Net Assets $3,123,095

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
Litigation and Education $2,536,429 100.0%

Ratings History
ACLU Foundation of Maryland has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 12/01/2020 96.33 four stars
2018-03 09/03/2019 91.22 four stars
2017-03 09/01/2018 88.18 three stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 87.50 three stars
2016-03 11/01/2017 91.66 four stars
2015-03 08/01/2016 90.92 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 91.29 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 12/22/2015 92.52 four stars
2014-03 11/01/2015 90.20 four stars
2013-03 09/01/2014 88.82 three stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 82.47 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 23-7209538
Name in IRS Master File ACLU FOUNDATION OF MARYLAND INC
NTEE Code R13
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 January, 1972
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
$96,269 3.18% Dana Vickers Shelley Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$67,977 2.24% Susan Goering Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 96.33 four stars
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MA) 85.50 three stars
New York Immigration Coalition (NY) 91.37 four stars
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 87.62 three stars
FAIR Federation for American Immigration Reform (DC) 97.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ACLU Foundation of Maryland
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Suite 350
Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 889-8555
fax: (410) 366-7838
EIN: 23-7209538

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Board Leadership

John Henderson
President

CEO

Dana Vickers Shelley
Executive Director

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