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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ACLU Foundation of Texas

Fighting for equality and civil rights throughout the Lone Star State

two stars

79.91

P.O. Box 8306 Houston, TX 77288
tel: (713) 942-8164   Web Site
EIN: 76-0343171

Board Leadership
Ranjana Natarajan
Board President

CEO
Terri Burke
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.91 two stars
  Financial 75.88 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, the ACLU of Texas is the foremost civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Our campaigns have been working toward securing abortion rights for Texas women, ensuring that people of color are treated fairly by the law, or protecting religious freedom for all Texans, our campaigns provide a thorough, targeted, and effective method for defending civil liberties in our great state. We aim to protect civil liberties for all Texans by either placing, supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties, either independently or with our partners in diverse statewide coalitions.

Founded in 1991, the ACLU of Texas is the foremost civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Our campaigns have been working toward securing abortion rights for Texas women, ensuring that people of color are treated fairly by the law, or protecting religious freedom for all Texans, our campaigns provide a thorough, targeted, and effective method for defending civil liberties in our great state. We aim to protect civil liberties for all Texans by either placing, supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties, either independently or with our partners in diverse statewide coalitions.

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Financial

two stars

75.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 24.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACLU Foundation of Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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ACLU Foundation of Texas (TX) 79.91 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,639,170
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,200
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,642,370
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,642,370
   Other Revenue $9,117
TOTAL REVENUE $3,651,487
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,618,722
   Administrative Expenses $836,303
   Fundraising Expenses $402,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,857,274
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-205,787
   
Net Assets $1,086,007

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 Program $2,151,448 82.2%
Public Education Program $180,373 6.9%
Public Policy Program $172,906 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 10/01/2019 79.91 two stars
2017-03 05/01/2019 85.90 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 76-0343171
Name in IRS Master File ACLU FOUNDATION OF TEXAS INC
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 December, 1991
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$105,277 2.72% Terri Burke Executive Director $52,639

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Texas (TX) 79.91 two stars
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Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 90.96 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation (NJ) 91.15 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

ACLU Foundation of Texas
P.O. Box 8306
Houston, TX 77288
tel: (713) 942-8164
fax: (713) 942-8966
EIN: 76-0343171

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Board Leadership

Ranjana Natarajan
Board President

CEO

Terri Burke
Executive Director

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