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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation

Defender of Individual Rights.

91.67

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 91.67
  Financial 91.37
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

91.37

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
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) 91.67
Freedom From Religion Foundation (WI) 100.00
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 94.09
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 87.62
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (DC) 87.94

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,252,061
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,252,061
   Program Service Revenue $26,844
Total Primary Revenue $1,278,905
   Other Revenue $35,343
TOTAL REVENUE $1,314,248
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $867,803
   Administrative Expenses $255,322
   Fundraising Expenses $211,978
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,335,103
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-20,855
   
Net Assets $2,421,785

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 $365,232 42.1%
Public Policy $280,941 32.4%
Communications $221,630 25.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 10/01/2021 91.67
2019-03 06/01/2020 88.87
2018-03 08/01/2019 91.27
2017-03 08/01/2018 86.76
2016-03 10/01/2017 84.37
2015-03 06/01/2016 86.41
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 91.19
2013-03 08/01/2014 83.38
2012-03 08/01/2013 81.09

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
(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
$89,451 6.69% Caitlin Borgmann Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 91.67
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.85
Chinese for Affirmative Action (CA) 92.01
Urban League of Nebraska (NE) 88.90
Center for Individual Rights (DC) 91.36

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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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