What will you give to ensure “WE THE PEOPLE” means all of us?

Below, find out all the ways you can give, a brief survey, contact information, and a list of FAQs.

ONLINE

A.ONLINE

BY MAIL

A.BY MAIL

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ACLU of Maryland
3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Ste. 350
Baltimore, MD 21211

Checks should be made out to either the ACLU Foundation of Maryland (for tax-deductible donations) or the ACLU of Maryland (for membership contributions). For more information about the difference between memberships and donations, see below.

STOCK OR OTHER SECURITIES

A.STOCK OR OTHER SECURITIES

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Ask your broker to transfer the securities you wish to donate to the ACLU’s account (#30A121398) at T. Rowe Price (DTC# 0443). Please email us or call us at (410) 889-8550 ext. 153 to inform us so that we can record and properly acknowledge your gift.

DONOR ADVISED FUND

A.DONOR ADVISED FUND

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A donor advised fund gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is contributed to the ACLU Foundation of Maryland and other qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. You can recommend a gift or recurring gifts to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future donations. Please email us or call us at (410) 889-8550 ext. 153 when you’ve made your gift so we can be sure to thank you.

Have a question about donating property to the ACLU? Email us or call 410-889-8550 ext. 153.

IRA QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

A.IRA QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

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Federal law allows people age 70½ or older to make direct transfers up to $100,000 per year per person to charitable organizations from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without the withdrawal being treated as taxable income. The withdrawal can be counted toward your Required Minimum Distribution.

Contact your IRA custodian and follow their procedures to request a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD). Please direct your check, drawn on your IRA account to be made payable to the ACLU Foundation of Maryland – 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Ste. 350, Baltimore, MD 21211. Our Tax ID # is 23-7209538.

Please direct your IRA custodian to send the check directly to the ACLU Foundation of Maryland with your name, address, and intention to use it as a 2021 IRA QCD.

AUTOMATIC MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS

A.AUTOMATIC MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS

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You can set up a monthly online contribution with your credit card to either the Union or the Foundation, or create an automatic payment with your bank to mail a check to the ACLU of Maryland every month.

WORKPLACE GIVING

A.WORKPLACE GIVING

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ACLU Foundation of Maryland participates in the Maryland Charity Campaign (23-7209538) and the Combined Federal Campaign (15328).

Many companies offer a matching gifts program. It’s an easy way to double your impact. Talk to your human resources department to see if your company participates.

PLANNED GIVING

A.PLANNED GIVING

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You can learn about making a legacy gift or bequest here. For more information, email us or call 410-889-8550 ext. 153.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

A.BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

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You can name the ACLU as a beneficiary for any of these accounts:

  • Retirement accounts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Bank or brokerage accounts
  • Certificate of Deposits

It’s easy to do, and a will is not required. To designate a gift to the ACLU, simply provide the legal name and taxpayer identification number on your provider’s beneficiary designation form as follows:

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland, Inc.| Tax ID# 23-7209538

GIFTS IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY

A.GIFTS IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY

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You can make a gift in honor or in memory of someone online or by mailing a check to our office. We will send an acknowledgment to you and to the person being honored or to the family of the deceased.

GIFT MEMBERSHIP

A.GIFT MEMBERSHIP

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You can give the gift of an ACLU membership to someone special at this link.

CAR DONATIONS

A.CAR DONATIONS

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Support the ACLU Foundation of Maryland by donating your unwanted vehicle. When you make a donation, your vehicle is resold at auction and the proceeds go to the ACLU. The pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible.

For more information or to donate a vehicle, please call (855) 500-7433 or start the process online.

SURVEY: WAYS TO SUPPORT ACLU OF MARYLAND

A.SURVEY: WAYS TO SUPPORT ACLU OF MARYLAND

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Let us know your interest or how we can assist you in making your special gift by completing this brief, two-minute survey. At your request, a member of our team will contact you to discuss.

CONTACT US

A.CONTACT US

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Please email us or call us at (410) 889-8550 ext. 153 if you have any questions about giving to the ACLU of Maryland.

Visit our Member-Donor Confidentiality & Privacy Policy here.

FAQ: What is the difference between a membership and a donation?

A.FAQ: What is the difference between a membership and a donation?

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The ACLU of Maryland consists of two sibling entities: the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the ACLU Foundation of Maryland.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is a 501(c)(4), which means that contributions are not tax-deductible and can be used for political lobbying. Membership contributions always fund the Union. The ACLU Foundation of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) charity, which means that contributions are tax-deductible and cannot be used for political lobbying. Gifts to the Foundation fund our litigation, communications, advocacy, and public education efforts in Maryland and across the country.

FAQ: What is the difference between donating to the ACLU of Maryland and the National ACLU?

A.FAQ: What is the difference between donating to the ACLU of Maryland and the National ACLU?

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At the ACLU of Maryland, we work closely with our colleagues at the National ACLU to defend civil liberties in our state and across the country. Gifts to the ACLU of Maryland are shared with the National ACLU, and vice versa.

FAQ: Where can I find information about the ACLU of Maryland’s finances?

A.FAQ: Where can I find information about the ACLU of Maryland’s finances?

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We embrace nonprofit transparency and accountability. Financial documents can be found on our website, here.