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. 
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. 
Assets at the end of 2017 were reported as $9,576,780 with liabilities of $630,749 for a net of $8,946,031. 
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.    
Jeff Chin, board president ACLU-SDIC is director of career services at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. 
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.