Everything that the ACLU is able to do — that is, the extent of the commitment we are able to make to protect the enduring values embodied in the Constitution and civil rights laws — will have an enormous impact on the freedoms that we are struggling to preserve for coming generations.
Defending First Amendment freedoms, equality, privacy rights and fundamental fairness requires constant vigilance and support.
Each year, individuals and institutions — including foundations, unions and corporations — demonstrate their commitment to those shared constitutional values through steady gifts and grants to the ACLU Foundation.
The ACLU is comprised of two organizations, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Contributions to ACLU foundations are tax deductible for charitable purposes, while ACLU membership dues are not. [ ? ]