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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU of Michigan Foundation

Realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all

three stars

81.77

2966 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 578-6800   Web Site
EIN: 23-7243421

Board Leadership
Dan Varner
President

CEO
Dave Noble
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.77 three stars
  Financial 82.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since our founding in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has led the fight to conserve our most precious liberties. Through the passion of our supporters, we have grown from a roomful of civil liberties activists to an organization of more than 500,000 active members and supporters with 54 state affiliate offices as well as a legislative office in Washington, DC. The ACLU of Michigan was officially established in 1959 to defend our civil liberties. The ACLU of Michigan's mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas through all the tools at our disposal: public education, advocacy, organizing, and litigation.

Since our founding in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has led the fight to conserve our most precious liberties. Through the passion of our supporters, we have grown from a roomful of civil liberties activists to an organization of more than 500,000 active members and supporters with 54 state affiliate offices as well as a legislative office in Washington, DC. The ACLU of Michigan was officially established in 1959 to defend our civil liberties. The ACLU of Michigan's mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas through all the tools at our disposal: public education, advocacy, organizing, and litigation.

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Financial

three stars

82.58

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.77
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU of Michigan Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU of Michigan Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU of Michigan Foundation (MI) 81.77 three stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 95.01 four stars
FairVote (MD) 95.47 four stars
American Association of People with Disabilities (DC) 91.35 four stars
National Low Income Housing Coalition (DC) 91.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,445,468
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,445,468
   Program Service Revenue $490,683
Total Primary Revenue $2,936,151
   Other Revenue $225,174
TOTAL REVENUE $3,161,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,289,956
   Administrative Expenses $337,456
   Fundraising Expenses $557,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,185,231
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-23,906
   
Net Assets $7,900,081

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
Civil Liberties Litigation $1,169,697 51.1%
Communications and Outreach Initiatives $865,635 37.8%
Grant to Affiliate Organization $254,624 11.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 07/01/2019 81.77 three stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 84.51 three stars
2016-03 08/01/2017 83.58 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 81.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 82.71 three stars
2013-03 10/01/2014 81.44 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 23-7243421
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FUND OF MICHIGAN
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
Foundation Status Organization which operates for benefit of college or university and is owned or operated by a governmental unit 170(b)(1)(A)(iv)
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 November, 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, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,305 4.84% Kary Moss Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU of Michigan Foundation (MI) 81.77 three stars
ISAIAH (MN) 86.10 three stars
Kentucky Coalition (KY) 92.47 four stars
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 96.88 four stars
People For the American Way Foundation (DC) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ACLU of Michigan Foundation
2966 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 578-6800
EIN: 23-7243421

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Board Leadership

Dan Varner
President

CEO

Dave Noble
Executive Director

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