On an annual basis, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation (Learn more about the difference.) file a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service. These forms include both financial data and important information about each organization’s mission, governance, management, and programs.

American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU Foundation

Who is ACLU funded by?
Our work is funded by member dues, contributions and grants from private foundations and individuals.

Is the ACLU government funded?
The ACLU does not receive government funding direclty or indirectly.

How much funding does the ACLU have?
Our funding is determined by member dues, annual contributions from individuals and grants from foundations.

How does the ACLU use its money?
Every contribution made to the ACLU becomes a powerful tool in our arsenal —championing LGBTQ people, defending reproductive freedom, safeguarding students’ free speech rights and more. Your donation paves the way for a stronger democracy.