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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

New York, New York
www.aclu.org

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation was awarded $16,615,000 between 1987 and 2018, including 15 grants in Technology in the Public Interest, MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, and Strengthening American Democracy.

$750,000

2018 • 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 provides support to the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, which is dedicated to protecting and expanding the freedoms of expression, association and inquiry, expand the right to privacy and increasing 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. Work undertaken by the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project includes: strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and media outreach; strengthening free expression, privacy and security through internet standards bodies; and advancing free speech and privacy values in technology company policies.

$15,000

2018 • 3 months

X-Grant to support a strategy meeting on artificial intelligence (AI) that will bring together American Civil Liberties Union national and state-level affiliate staff and other experts to discuss the ways in which AI technologies are impacting core organizational issues such as racial justice, immigrant rights, free speech and privacy.

$600,000

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.

$1,800,000

2015 • 3 years • Strengthening 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.

$1,800,000

2012 • 3 years • Strengthening 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.

$1,800,000

2009 • 3 years

In support of general operations (over three years).

$1,000,000

2009 • 1 year

In support of general operations.

$5,000,000

2008 • 4 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To strengthen key state affiliates.

$1,500,000

2005 • 3 years

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

$1,000,000

2003 • 2 years

In support of general operations (over two years).

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