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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

85.82

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

Board Leadership
Ranjana Natarajan
Board President

CEO
Oni K. Blair
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.82
  Financial 86.71
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

86.71

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 26.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.7%
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) 85.82
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 93.53
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 91.67
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 89.39
First Liberty Institute (TX) 91.67

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,855,324
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,855,324
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,855,324
   Other Revenue $77,060
TOTAL REVENUE $4,932,384
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,777,123
   Administrative Expenses $823,837
   Fundraising Expenses $503,764
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,104,724
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-172,340
   
Net Assets $2,130,093

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 $1,859,557 49.2%
Smart Criminal Justice $793,029 21.0%
Reproductive Freedom $485,921 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 12/01/2021 85.82
2019-03 12/01/2020 85.62
2018-03 10/01/2019 79.91
2017-03 05/01/2019 85.90

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)
(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 Compensation from Affiliates
$112,799 2.20% Terri Burke Executive Director $75,199

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACLU Foundation of Texas (TX) 85.82
Ballotpedia (WI) 85.76
Rail Passengers Association (DC) 87.76
Advocates International (VA) 96.28
American Humanist Association (DC) 91.42

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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

Oni K. Blair
Executive Director

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