Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas

We the people dare to create a more perfect union

Updated in partnership with Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

aka ACLU Foundation of Kansas

Mission, KS

Mission

The mission of the ACLU of Kansas is to protect and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of every individual in Kansas regardless of creed, race, religion, gender identification, or class. Across the spectrum of our issues, the ACLU targets policies and practices that impede the ability of historically disenfranchised communities to empower themselves, gain, and retain an equal footing in society. Communities which have historically suffered infringements of constitutional rights and liberties include people of color, women, immigrants, people who identify as LGBT, prisoners, people with disabilities, and the poor. Ensuring that all people receive truly equal treatment under the law has been a focus of the ACLU’s work since its founding.

Ruling Year

1971

Executive Director

Nadine Johnson

Main Address

P.O. Box 917

Mission, KS 66201 USA

Formerly Known As

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri

Keywords

ACLU, ACLU of Kansas, ACLU of KS, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Racial Justice, ALCU, Freedom, Liberty, Rights, Voting, Voting Rights, Civic Health, Incarceration, speech, press, due process

EIN

43-0926406

 Number

1286664937

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The ACLU of Kansas is dedicated to protecting the civil rights of all people living in Kansas. We work in the state legislature, the courts, and local communities to ensure that those who threaten the civil liberties of Kansans are met with stark resistance. We work for policy change to expand and strengthen civil liberties, provide legal counsel, and act as an ally and an advocate for people who are denied the rights guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Our current efforts are focused on serving and defending reproductive rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, First Amendment rights, immigrant rights, voting rights, criminal justice reform, and privacy rights.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Let Kansas Vote

Kansans for Smart Justice

Safe and Welcoming Kansas

Where we work

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Affiliations & Memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1971

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Financials

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/10/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Unknown
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

No data

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 02/10/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Policies and processes

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.