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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation

Defender of Individual Rights.

three stars

88.87

P.O. Box 1968 Missoula, MT 59806
tel: (406) 443-8590   Web Site
EIN: 81-0445339

Board Leadership
Vickie Christie
President

CEO
Caitlin Borgmann
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.87 three stars
  Financial 95.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Civil Liberties Union of Montana's mission is to defend, preserve, and advance civil liberties. Our vision for the future embraces the equal enjoyment of civil liberties and civil rights for all Montanans. The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people and prisoners.

American Civil Liberties Union of Montana's mission is to defend, preserve, and advance civil liberties. Our vision for the future embraces the equal enjoyment of civil liberties and civil rights for all Montanans. The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people and prisoners.

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Financial

four stars

95.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.34
  Program Expenses Growth 21.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 88.87 three stars
Alliance for Justice (DC) 90.37 four stars
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CO) 93.31 four stars
OneAmerica (WA) 86.98 three stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 95.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $542,810
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $776,811
Total Contributions $1,319,621
   Program Service Revenue $5,210
Total Primary Revenue $1,324,831
   Other Revenue $33,009
TOTAL REVENUE $1,357,840
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $984,958
   Administrative Expenses $158,484
   Fundraising Expenses $116,800
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,260,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $97,598
   
Net Assets $2,373,069

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
Legal Program $246,328 25.0%
Communications $150,980 15.3%
Public Policy $110,738 11.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 06/01/2020 88.87 three stars
2018-03 08/01/2019 91.27 four stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 86.76 three stars
2016-03 10/01/2017 84.37 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 86.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 91.19 four stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 83.38 three stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 81.09 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 81-0445339
Name in IRS Master File ACLU OF MONTANA FOUNDATION INC
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 (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 October, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,417 6.46% Caitlin Borgmann Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 88.87 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation
P.O. Box 1968
Missoula, MT 59806
tel: (406) 443-8590
EIN: 81-0445339

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Board Leadership

Vickie Christie
President

CEO

Caitlin Borgmann
Executive Director

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