American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Grants to American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
2012 (Duration 3 years)
Strengthening American Democracy
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan public-interest organization devoted to protecting basic civil liberties in the United States. It works through litigation, advocacy, and public education to monitor and defend Constitutional rights. Established in 1920, it is the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization. It has 500,000 members, 200 staff lawyers and more than 1000 volunteer lawyers, and 54 affiliate chapters working at the local, state and national levels. This grant will support the work of the Center for Equality, which conducts work on racial justice, immigrants' rights, and voting rights.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded American Civil Liberties Union Foundation $1,800,000 between 2003 and 2013.