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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU Foundation of Southern California

Stand for justice

94.54

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

Board Leadership
Marla Stone
Chair

CEO
Hector Villagra
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.54
  Financial 96.75
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

96.75

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.73
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
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) 94.54
The Voter Participation Center (DC) 89.37
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 89.08
NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation (VA) 91.16
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 95.27

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,961,179
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,078,919
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,040,098
   Program Service Revenue $344,944
Total Primary Revenue $12,385,042
   Other Revenue $1,287,373
TOTAL REVENUE $13,672,415
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,144,386
   Administrative Expenses $1,550,299
   Fundraising Expenses $1,237,165
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,931,850
   
Payments to Affiliates $2,582,450
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $740,565
   
Net Assets $38,257,796

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 $7,398,216 72.9%
Revenue Sharing with National Office $2,582,450 25.5%
Public Education $163,720 1.6%

Ratings History
ACLU Foundation of Southern California has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 12/01/2020 94.54
2018-03 02/01/2020 91.80
2018-03 08/01/2019 89.08
2017-03 08/01/2018 89.24
2016-03 11/01/2017 89.11
2015-03 08/01/2017 88.41

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,510 1.29% Hector Villagra Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$174,931 1.35% Ahilan Arulanantham Senior Counsel
$169,065 1.30% Peter Eliasberg Chief Counsel

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 94.54
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MA) 89.57
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 93.12
Freedom From Religion Foundation (WI) 100.00
Urban League of Greater Madison (WI) 86.34

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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

Marla Stone
Chair

CEO

Hector Villagra
Executive Director

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