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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.

three stars

86.59

4506 Chester Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103
tel: (614) 586-1958   Web Site
EIN: 23-7137105

Board Leadership
Jack Guttenberg
President

CEO
J. Bennett Guess
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.59 three stars
  Financial 82.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

82.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.02
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 86.59 three stars
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 94.96 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (DC) 90.91 four stars
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 92.60 four stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 85.28 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,255,156
   Federated Campaigns $1,396
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $62,514
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,319,066
   Program Service Revenue $4,434
Total Primary Revenue $1,323,500
   Other Revenue $606,512
TOTAL REVENUE $1,930,012
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,206,099
   Administrative Expenses $209,463
   Fundraising Expenses $246,386
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,661,948
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $268,064
   
Net Assets $7,701,568

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 $904,574 75.0%
Litigation Program $301,525 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 07/01/2018 86.59 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$115,323 6.93% Christine Link Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 86.59 three stars
Colorado Children's Campaign (CO) 90.64 four stars
NumbersUSA (VA) 94.74 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 87.28 three stars
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 88.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation
4506 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
tel: (614) 586-1958
fax: (614) 586-1974
EIN: 23-7137105

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Board Leadership

Jack Guttenberg
President

CEO

J. Bennett Guess
Executive Director

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