Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

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four stars

96.66

125 Broad Street 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 549-2500   Web Site
EIN: 13-6213516

Board Leadership
Susan Herman
President

CEO
Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation is the arm of the ACLU that conducts litigation and communication efforts. The Foundation provides legal presentation in cases involving issues of civil liberties and constitutional rights ranging from administrative hearings to trials and appeals. In addition, the Foundation educates the public as to civil liberties and constitutional rights by disseminating literature and other publications. The ACLU Foundation preserves and promotes civil rights and liberties as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation is the arm of the ACLU that conducts litigation and communication efforts. The Foundation provides legal presentation in cases involving issues of civil liberties and constitutional rights ranging from administrative hearings to trials and appeals. In addition, the Foundation educates the public as to civil liberties and constitutional rights by disseminating literature and other publications. The ACLU Foundation preserves and promotes civil rights and liberties as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.68
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $130,124,357
   Federated Campaigns $4,295,686
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $134,420,043
   Program Service Revenue $2,695,991
Total Primary Revenue $137,116,034
   Other Revenue $9,135,516
TOTAL REVENUE $146,251,550
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $101,201,385
   Administrative Expenses $3,850,862
   Fundraising Expenses $10,411,918
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $115,464,165
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $30,787,385
   
Net Assets $342,625,524

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Anthony D. Romero Executive Director, CEO $518,042
Other Salaries of Note
$399,161 0.34% David D. Cole National Legal Director --
$359,454 0.31% Michele M. Moore Chief Communication Officer --
$345,028 0.29% Geri E. Rozanski Director Of Affiliate Support --

Mission

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation is the arm of the ACLU that conducts litigation and communication efforts. The Foundation provides legal presentation in cases involving issues of civil liberties and constitutional rights ranging from administrative hearings to trials and appeals. In addition, the Foundation educates the public as to civil liberties and constitutional rights by disseminating literature and other publications. The ACLU Foundation preserves and promotes civil rights and liberties as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

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Charity Contact Info

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 549-2500
EIN: 13-6213516

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Board Leadership

Susan Herman
President

CEO

Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director