Union/Foundation: What is the Difference?

This is the website of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, a Section 501(c)(4) organization.

You can defend and advance civil liberties by donating to either the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio or the ACLU of Ohio Foundation.

ACLU of Ohio 501(c)(4): Gifts to the ACLU of Ohio allow us the greatest flexibility in our work. While not tax-deductible, they advance our extensive litigation, communications and public education programs. They also enable us to advocate and lobby in legislatures at the federal and local level to advance civil liberties. When you support the ACLU of Ohio, you become a “card-carrying” member who takes a stand for civil liberties.
Make a contribution to the ACLU of Ohio and become a card-carrying member

ACLU of Ohio Foundation 501(c)(3): If you prefer to make a tax-deductible gift, we encourage you to support the ACLU of Ohio Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation support our litigation, communications, advocacy and public education efforts.
Donate to the ACLU of Ohio Foundation

Regardless of how you choose to support the work of the ACLU of Ohio, we’re honored to have you as a partner in this critical work.