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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

three stars

85.90

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 85.90 three stars
  Financial 86.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

three stars

86.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 21.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Texas (TX) 85.90 three stars
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (DC) 97.13 four stars
Community Catalyst (MA) 91.21 four stars
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 95.96 four stars
State Voices (DC) 94.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,399,311
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $124,355
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,523,666
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,523,666
   Other Revenue $13,166
TOTAL REVENUE $2,536,832
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,889,405
   Administrative Expenses $494,858
   Fundraising Expenses $366,506
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,750,769
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-213,937
   
Net Assets $1,283,065

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
Immigrant Rights Program $752,255 39.8%
Legal Program $591,318 31.3%
Public Policy Program $466,232 24.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$98,321 3.57% Terri Burke Executive Director $50,650
Other Salaries of Note
$109,970 3.99% Rebecca Robertson Legal & Policy Director $14,997
$108,420 3.94% Cheryl Newcomb Deputy Director $5,706

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Texas (TX) 85.90 three stars
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A.J. Muste Memorial Institute (NY) 91.07 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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