Non-profit

ACLU Foundation San Diego & Imperial Counties

Location:

SAN DIEGO, CA

Tax ID:

33-0325791

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $4,483,647
Expenses: $3,385,063
Assets: $8,750,536

Executive Director:

Norma Chavez-Peterson

Formation:

1990

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation-San Diego and Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) is the charitable arm of the American Civil Liberties Union-San Diego and Imperial Counties. Both arms operate under separate financials and boards yet share the same management and board members and take actions driven by one or both entities. [1]

Finances

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation-San Diego and Imperial Counties reported income of $4,640,960 for 2017, with $4,254,455 from contributions and grants. This was offset by expenses of $4,139,459, of which $2,873,126 was for salaries and other compensation for employees. [2]

Assets at the end of 2017 were reported as $9,576,780 with liabilities of $630,749 for a net of $8,946,031. [3]

Leadership

Executive director Norma Chavez-Peterson was named the woman of the year in California’s 79th district in 2017 by California Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and was executive director of Justice Overcoming Boundaries, a left-of-center organization seeking expanded immigration prior to joining ACLU-SDIC. She is a member of the boards of Partners For Progress, a left-of-center organization seeking to create a bi-national region of Southern California, and Engage San Diego, a left-progressive partnership of fifteen organizations including Planned Parenthood and ACLU-SDIC. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Jeff Chin, board president ACLU-SDIC is director of career services at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. [8]

Activities

In July 2020, ACLUF-SDIC filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General alleging verbal abuse of illegal immigrants held in custody and requesting reform of its complaint process against offending officials. [9]

References

  1. “Board and Staff Information.” ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, May 6, 2020. https://www.aclusandiego.org/about-us/board-and-staff-information/. ^
  2. . “ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties”. Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax (Form 990). 2017. Part I, Lines 12, 8, 18, 15. ^
  3. “ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties”. Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax (Form 990). 2017. Part I, Lines 20, 21, 22. ^
  4. “Board and Staff Information.” ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, May 6, 2020. https://www.aclusandiego.org/about-us/board-and-staff-information/. ^
  5. “The Issues.” Justice Overcoming Boundaries. Accessed July 30, 2020. https://www.justicesandiego.org/the-issues. ^
  6. “Partners for Progress San Diego, 3737 Camino Del Rio S, Ste 207, San Diego, CA (2020).” , 3737 Camino del Rio S, Ste 207, San Diego, CA (2020). Accessed July 30, 2020. https://www.govserv.org/US/San-Diego/792886017495857/Partners-for-Progress-San-Diego. ^
  7. “About Engage San Diego.” Engage San Diego. Accessed July 30, 2020. https://www.engagesandiego.org/about. ^
  8. “Jeff Chin.” LinkedIn. Accessed July 30, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-chinn-7b645b6/. ^
  9. “ACLU Seeks DHS Inspector General Review of Border Patrol’s Verbal Abuse of People in Its Custody and Overhaul of Disciplinary Procedures.” ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, July 8, 2020. https://www.aclusandiego.org/aclu-seeks-dhs-inspector-general-review-of-border-patrols-verbal-abuse-of-people-in-its-custody-and-overhaul-of-disciplinary-procedures/. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: March - February
  • Tax Exemption Received: January 1, 1990

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Mar Form 990 $4,483,647 $3,385,063 $8,750,536 $544,045 N $4,274,712 $0 $182,478 $341,617 PDF
    2016 Mar Form 990 $3,742,731 $3,371,088 $7,212,889 $437,009 N $3,349,637 $0 $123,223 $148,319
    2015 Mar Form 990 $3,003,592 $3,097,134 $7,097,112 $449,397 N $2,402,760 $0 $193,905 $141,253 PDF
    2014 Mar Form 990 $2,838,297 $2,513,755 $7,104,208 $513,129 N $2,303,331 $0 $212,051 $301,150 PDF
    2013 Mar Form 990 $2,114,669 $2,169,311 $6,608,829 $633,682 N $1,943,027 $0 $164,063 $147,200 PDF
    2012 Mar Form 990 $1,508,364 $1,865,737 $6,232,948 $468,434 N $1,231,249 $0 $123,710 $155,088 PDF
    2011 Mar Form 990 $1,934,611 $1,432,216 $6,420,225 $326,977 N $1,824,661 $0 $128,846 $130,236 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    ACLU Foundation San Diego & Imperial Counties

    PO BOX 87131
    SAN DIEGO, CA 92138-7131