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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.

93.14

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

Board Leadership
Ebony Speakes-Hall
President

CEO
J. Bennett Guess
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.14
  Financial 91.17
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

91.17

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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) 93.14
Compassion & Choices (OR) 94.66
NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation (VA) 91.16
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 88.23
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (CA) 89.69

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,739,805
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $2,746
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,742,551
   Program Service Revenue $74,701
Total Primary Revenue $1,817,252
   Other Revenue $511,826
TOTAL REVENUE $2,329,078
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,684,209
   Administrative Expenses $338,727
   Fundraising Expenses $340,134
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,363,070
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-33,992
   
Net Assets $7,880,916

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 $1,178,946 70.0%
Litigation Program $505,263 30.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 10/01/2021 93.14
2019-03 09/01/2020 86.48
2018-03 07/01/2019 88.13
2017-03 07/01/2018 86.59
2016-03 07/01/2017 92.34

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,211 5.29% J. Bennett Guess Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 93.14
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 93.53
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 92.20
Futures Without Violence (CA) 94.21
Committee to Protect Journalists (NY) 90.48

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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

Ebony Speakes-Hall
President

CEO

J. Bennett Guess
Executive Director

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