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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU Foundation of Southern California

Stand for justice

three stars

89.24

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 89.24 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.71
  Program Expenses Growth 30.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.0%
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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ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 89.24 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,766,199
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $835,661
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,601,860
   Program Service Revenue $1,387,243
Total Primary Revenue $22,989,103
   Other Revenue $570,498
TOTAL REVENUE $23,559,601
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,605,363
   Administrative Expenses $917,666
   Fundraising Expenses $918,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,441,711
   
Payments to Affiliates $8,042,467
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,117,890
   
Net Assets $35,510,965

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
Legal Services $3,943,671 29.0%
Revenue Sharing with National Office $8,042,467 59.1%
Public Education $1,619,225 11.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 08/01/2018 89.24 three stars
2016-03 11/01/2017 89.11 three stars
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, 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
$166,513 1.07% Hector Villagra Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 89.24 three stars
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American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars
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Jobs with Justice (DC) 91.91 four stars

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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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