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Membership contributions or tax-deductible donations may be made online.

By Mail

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.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

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 2020 IRA QCD.

Stock or Other Securities

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 410-889-8555 ext. 153 to inform us so that we can record and properly acknowledge your gift.

Automatic Monthly Contributions

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

ACLU Foundation of Maryland participates in the Maryland Charity Campaign. Our Tax ID # is 23-7209538.

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

You can learn about making a legacy gift or bequest here. For more information, email legacy@aclu.org or call 1-877-867-1025.

Gifts in Honor or in Memory

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.

Contact Us

Please email us or call us at 410-889-8555 ext. 153 if you have any questions about giving to the ACLU of Maryland.


FAQ

What is the difference between a membership and a donation?

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.

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

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.

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

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