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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation

Aiding in maintaining and extending constitutional and other fundamental rights, liberties, privileges, and immunities.

four stars

92.34

4506 Chester Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103
tel: (216) 472-2200   Web Site
EIN: 23-7137105

Board Leadership
Jack Guttenberg
President

CEO
Christine Link
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.34 four stars
  Financial 89.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

89.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 92.34 four stars
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 91.69 four stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 85.65 three stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 90.63 four stars

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The mission of the ACLU of Ohio is to aid in maintaining and extending constitutional and other fundamental rights, liberties, privileges, and immunities, and to take all legitimate action in furtherance of that object without political partisanship. The ACLU is composed of two non-profit corporations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (“the Union”) is a 501(c)(4) membership organization. Funded primarily by the dues of its members, it engages in membership, grassroots organizing and lobbying activities to promote civil liberties. Dues and other contributions to the ACLU of Ohio are not tax-deductible. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (“the Foundation”) engages in education and litigation. It has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, making contributions to the Foundation tax deductible. The Foundation is funded primarily by generous donations from ACLU supporters.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,174,270
   Federated Campaigns $9,136
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $99,650
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,283,056
   Program Service Revenue $8,939
Total Primary Revenue $1,291,995
   Other Revenue $414,087
TOTAL REVENUE $1,706,082
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,595,494
   Administrative Expenses $216,860
   Fundraising Expenses $206,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,019,139
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-313,057
   
Net Assets $7,047,381

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
Education and Advocacy $1,196,621 75.0%
Litigation Program $398,873 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 07/01/2017 92.34 four 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 23-7137105
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF OHIO FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code R13
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
(59) Other school related 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 November, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,533 5.77% Christine Link Executive Director

The mission of the ACLU of Ohio is to aid in maintaining and extending constitutional and other fundamental rights, liberties, privileges, and immunities, and to take all legitimate action in furtherance of that object without political partisanship. The ACLU is composed of two non-profit corporations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (“the Union”) is a 501(c)(4) membership organization. Funded primarily by the dues of its members, it engages in membership, grassroots organizing and lobbying activities to promote civil liberties. Dues and other contributions to the ACLU of Ohio are not tax-deductible. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (“the Foundation”) engages in education and litigation. It has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, making contributions to the Foundation tax deductible. The Foundation is funded primarily by generous donations from ACLU supporters.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 92.34 four stars
People's Action Institute (WA) 87.63 three stars
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 86.84 three stars
OneAmerica (WA) 89.30 three stars
Center for Individual Rights (DC) 93.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation
4506 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
tel: (216) 472-2200
fax: (216) 472-2210
EIN: 23-7137105

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Board Leadership

Jack Guttenberg
President

CEO

Christine Link
Executive Director

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