Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Because freedom can't protect itself

four stars

94.07

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 94.07 four stars
  Financial 92.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

92.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.30
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.1%
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 $89,139,071
   Federated Campaigns $332,970
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $89,472,041
   Program Service Revenue $5,422,660
Total Primary Revenue $94,894,701
   Other Revenue $368,142
TOTAL REVENUE $95,262,843
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $72,953,690
   Administrative Expenses $4,010,039
   Fundraising Expenses $7,293,913
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $84,257,642
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,005,201
   
Net Assets $245,648,787

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Anthony Romero Executive Director, CEO $483,127
Other Salaries of Note
$362,228 0.42% Steven Shapiro Legal Director --
$334,045 0.39% Emily Tynes Director of Communications --
$319,614 0.37% Geri Rozanski Director, Affiliate Support and Advocacy --

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