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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU Foundation of Southern California

Stand for justice

three stars

88.41

1313 West Eighth Street Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 977-5216   Web Site
EIN: 95-2673361

Board Leadership
Shari Leinwand
Chair

CEO
Hector Villagra
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.41 three stars
  Financial 93.40 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

93.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.94
  Program Expenses Growth 29.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 88.41 three stars
Freedom From Religion Foundation (WI) 97.17 four stars
Latino Policy Forum (IL) 85.97 three stars
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Justice at Stake (DC) 86.78 three stars

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The ACLU Foundation of Southern California preserves and promotes civil rights and civil liberties through education and litigation. Legal services are provided to defend and secure individual rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and to extend these to people who have been excluded from their protection.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,837,306
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $702,763
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,540,069
   Program Service Revenue $1,181,958
Total Primary Revenue $15,722,027
   Other Revenue $378,025
TOTAL REVENUE $16,100,052
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,302,415
   Administrative Expenses $783,507
   Fundraising Expenses $711,678
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,797,600
   
Payments to Affiliates $5,819,747
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,302,452
   
Net Assets $19,623,447

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
Revenue Sharing with National Office $5,819,747 56.5%
Legal Services $3,070,405 29.8%
Public Education $1,412,263 13.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 08/01/2017 88.41 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 95-2673361
Name in IRS Master File ACLU FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CALIF
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 (460) Public interest litigation activities
(461) Other litigation or support of litigation
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
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, 1970
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, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 2011

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
$154,113 1.30% Hector Villagra Executive Director

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California preserves and promotes civil rights and civil liberties through education and litigation. Legal services are provided to defend and secure individual rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and to extend these to people who have been excluded from their protection.

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Charity Contact Info

ACLU Foundation of Southern California
1313 West Eighth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 977-5216
EIN: 95-2673361

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Board Leadership

Shari Leinwand
Chair

CEO

Hector Villagra
Executive Director

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