2015 • 3 years • Technology in the Public Interest
For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States. The award supports the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, which is dedicated to protecting and expanding the freedoms of expression, association and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and, ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. The work undertaken by the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project includes: strengthening free expression, privacy, and security through Internet standards bodies; undertaking strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and media outreach; and, advancing free speech and privacy values in technology company policies.
2015 • 3 years • American Democracy
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan public-interest organization founded in 1920 and devoted to protecting basic civil liberties in the United States. With offices in all 50 states, and a network of 250 staff attorneys and over 1000 volunteer attorneys, it works through litigation, advocacy, and public education to monitor and defend Constitutional
rights. The ACLU organizes its work nationally through four centers - Justice, Democracy, Liberty and Equality. This grant supports the ACLU's Center for Equality, which addresses issues affecting America's most vulnerable citizens, including immigrants, people of color, and the poor. A central focus of its work is directed to defending and expanding voting rights; challenging laws that unnecessarily discourage voting; and holding public agencies accountable to their responsibilities to register voters, define fair legislative districts, and reduce the barriers to increased voter participation.
2012 • 3 years • American Democracy
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.
2009 • 1 year
In support of general operations.
2009 • 3 years
In support of general operations (over three years).
2008 • 4 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
To strengthen key state affiliates.
2005 • 3 years
In support of the Safe and Free Program to protect civil liberties (over three years).
2003 • 2 years
In support of general operations (over two years).
2001 • 1 year
In support of work to protect civil liberties in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
1993 • 3 years
To support the Children's Rights Project (over three years).