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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

Because the rights you save may be your own

four stars

92.99

211 Congress Street Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 482-3170   Web Site
EIN: 47-3686152

Board Leadership
Maria Manning
Chair

CEO
Carol Rose
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.99 four stars
  Financial 90.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ACLU of Massachusetts exists to defend and promote the principle of "liberty and justice for ALL!" A private, voluntary, nonpartisan organization, we use integrated litigation, legislative advocacy, education and organizing strategies to defend and preserve the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. We protect your civil liberties: your rights to freedom of speech, association and assembly, and to religious liberty. We protect the freedom of the press. We work to ensure that you have the right to equal treatment under the law and the right to due process, and that you are free from unwarranted government intrusion into your private life. We also fight discrimination and to uphold civil rights. We are here for everyone, working to ensure that all people in the Commonwealth are treated with equality and fairness -- because if the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everyone's rights are imperiled.

The ACLU of Massachusetts exists to defend and promote the principle of "liberty and justice for ALL!" A private, voluntary, nonpartisan organization, we use integrated litigation, legislative advocacy, education and organizing strategies to defend and preserve the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. We protect your civil liberties: your rights to freedom of speech, association and assembly, and to religious liberty. We protect the freedom of the press. We work to ensure that you have the right to equal treatment under the law and the right to due process, and that you are free from unwarranted government intrusion into your private life. We also fight discrimination and to uphold civil rights. We are here for everyone, working to ensure that all people in the Commonwealth are treated with equality and fairness -- because if the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everyone's rights are imperiled.

Financial

four stars

90.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth 14.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,896,660
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $528,130
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,424,790
   Program Service Revenue $40,000
Total Primary Revenue $14,464,790
   Other Revenue $323,333
TOTAL REVENUE $14,788,123
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,636,982
   Administrative Expenses $694,373
   Fundraising Expenses $801,129
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,132,484
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,655,639
   
Net Assets $18,615,594

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 02/01/2021 91.55 four stars
2018-03 02/01/2021 91.55 four stars
2017-03 07/01/2018 91.65 four stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 88.28 three stars
2015-03 04/01/2017 89.73 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 88.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 83.10 three stars
2013-03 09/01/2014 92.35 four stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 87.67 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 47-3686152
Name in IRS Master File ACLU FOUNDATION OF MASSACHUSETTS 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
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 June, 2015
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, 2018
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$208,207 4.05% Carol Rose Executive Director $60,447

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ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 92.99 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts
211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 482-3170
EIN: 47-3686152

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Board Leadership

Maria Manning
Chair

CEO

Carol Rose
Executive Director

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