Grantee Profile

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Grants to American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

  • $1,800,000Active Strategy

    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.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations.

  • $1,800,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $5,000,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To strengthen key state affiliates.

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of the Safe and Free Program to protect civil liberties (over three years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded American Civil Liberties Union Foundation $12,100,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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