Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU
Grants to Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU
2017 (Duration 1 year)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Roger Baldwin Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) is the charitable arm of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Illinois defends the U.S. Constitution, federal law, and state law where those authorities protect individuals. It seeks to overturn laws or policies that deprive persons of their rights. With this award, the ACLU of Illinois responds to threats to the rights and liberties of racial, ethnic, religious, and social groups in Illinois. These threats stem from aggressive law enforcement in general, and from policies directed specifically toward immigrants, refugees, Muslims, and other minorities. To counter these threats, the ACLU of Illinois engages citizens and mobilizes public campaigns, advocates for sound policy, and litigates in the courts.
2016 (Duration 2 years)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Roger Baldwin Foundation (the Baldwin Foundation) supports the American Civil Liberties Union’s education, advocacy and litigation strategies to promote and defend civil liberties in Illinois. As a leader in justice reform in the state, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois’ (ACLU) has aimed at reducing the state’s population of incarcerated individuals and improving diversion and reentry options. This award brings the Foundation’s incarceration reduction strategy to ground in Illinois by enabling the ACLU, as part of a “right-left” collaboration with the Illinois Policy Institute, to expand public engagement and build support for criminal justice reform, helping to create the supportive public climate necessary to achieve success. This award supports research, public education, and a targeted outreach campaign aimed at gaining public and policy maker support for diversion and reentry reforms in Illinois.
1994 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Race and Poverty Project.
1990 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support work in reproductive rights.
1983 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support Institutionalized Persons Project.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU $557,000 between 1978 and 2017.
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Related Grantees: Arab American Action Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Chicago Cultural Alliance, Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, HANA Center, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Latinos Progresando, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Raise the Floor Alliance, Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU