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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

Because the rights you save may be your own

93.12

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

Board Leadership
Nicki Nichols Gamble
Chair

CEO
Carol Rose
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.12
  Financial 91.14
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

91.14

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.31
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 93.12
State Voices (DC) 91.45
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 94.09
UnidosUS (DC) 90.98
Freedom From Religion Foundation (WI) 100.00

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,206,278
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $395,642
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,601,920
   Program Service Revenue $83,654
Total Primary Revenue $5,685,574
   Other Revenue $993,776
TOTAL REVENUE $6,679,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,717,150
   Administrative Expenses $624,164
   Fundraising Expenses $720,666
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,061,980
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,617,370
   
Net Assets $18,342,549

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 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 08/03/2021 93.12
2018-03 02/01/2021 91.55
2018-03 02/01/2021 91.55
2017-03 07/01/2018 91.65
2016-03 06/01/2017 88.28
2015-03 04/01/2017 89.73
2015-03 06/01/2016 88.96
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 83.10
2013-03 09/01/2014 92.35
2013-03 08/01/2014 87.67

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
$162,000 3.20% Carol Rose Executive Director $108,000
Other Salaries of Note
$202,798 4.00% Matt Segal Legal Director $2,048

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 93.12
American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (CA) 87.93
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.86
Institute for Justice (VA) 96.93
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC Inc. (DC) 87.65

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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

Nicki Nichols Gamble
Chair

CEO

Carol Rose
Executive Director

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