Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

We the People

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 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.54
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.7%
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 $131,471,377
   Federated Campaigns $8,582,268
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $140,053,645
   Program Service Revenue $4,139,323
Total Primary Revenue $144,192,968
   Other Revenue $7,985,352
TOTAL REVENUE $152,178,320
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $107,473,810
   Administrative Expenses $4,266,984
   Fundraising Expenses $9,220,671
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $120,961,465
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,216,855
   
Net Assets $297,225,948

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Anthony D. Romero Executive Director/CEO $490,139
Other Salaries of Note
$465,507 0.38% Steven Shapiro Legal Director --
$333,586 0.27% Michele Moore Director Of Communications --
$323,467 0.26% Geri Rozanski Director Affiliate Support/Advocacy --
$317,392 0.26% Mark Wier Chief Development Officer --
$279,456 0.23% Jefferey Robinson Deputy Legal Director --

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