Is My Gift Tax-Deductible?

It depends on whether you make your gift to the ACLU of Kansas or the ACLU Foundation of Kansas. Here’s the difference:

• The ACLU Foundation of Kansas is a 501(c)3 organization under the IRS code, and tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Gifts to the ACLU Foundation of Kansas advance our extensive litigation, communications and public education efforts. While a contribution to the Foundation won’t renew your ACLU membership, this support is critical in leading the fight for equality and freedom.

• The ACLU of Kansas is a 501(c)4 organization under the IRS code, and not tax-deductible. Gifts to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas allow us the greatest flexibility in our work, enabling us to advocate and lobby at the state and local level to advance civil liberties.


Should I donate to the ACLU of Kansas or the national ACLU organization?

Almost all gifts are shared between the ACLU of Kansas and the national organization – no matter where you send them. To become a “card-carrying” member of the ACLU, however, you must donate to our national organization, which you can do here: Become a Member.

Ultimately, the decision is yours – and your gift will make an equal impact either way. Regardless of deposit site, we at the ACLU of Kansas love to get to know our members and donors and will keep you up-to-date about work happening in Kansas.


Where do I send my membership check?

Please send membership checks to the ACLU national office – this makes you a member both nationally and locally! Their address is:

ACLU Membership Department

125 Broad St., 18th floor

New York, NY 10004