The ACLU depends on you.

Our members and supporters provide the influence that makes us powerful, and the financial support that makes it possible to defend our constitutional rights and individual freedoms.

The ACLU does not accept government funding, and we never charge our clients for legal representation. Without your support, none of our vital work would be possible.

The ACLU of Delaware is comprised of two organizations, the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware and the ACLU Foundation of Delaware. Contributions to the ACLU Foundation of Delaware are tax-deductible for charitable purposes, while ACLU of Delaware membership dues are not.

We're here to help you shape a charitable gift plan that suits your needs and allows you to fuel our important work. Please contact Melissa Bryson, or call (302) 654-5326 if you'd like to learn more about the ways you can support the ACLU of Delaware.

Thank you for supporting the work of the ACLU!


Support the ACLU of Delaware Foundation

The ACLU Foundation of Delaware is an IRS 501(c)3 organization. You can help protect civil liberties by making a tax-deductible gift to the ACLU Foundation of Delaware.


Note: If you'd prefer to donate by check, you can send a check or money order to:

ACLU-DE Foundation
100 W. 10th St., Suite 706
Wilmington, DE  19801

Become a Member

The ACLU of Delaware defends basic freedoms every day, for every Delawarean.

Your one-time or monthly membership contribution benefits the work of the ACLU at the national, state, and local levels. Membership contributions support our 501(c)4 arm, strengthening our lobbying efforts and grassroots activity. This vital work depends on the support of ACLU members from every corner of the country. Membership contributions are not tax-deductible.

Join the ACLU

Make a Tribute Gift

A tribute gift to the ACLU Foundation of Delaware is a meaningful way to honor or memorialize a special friend, colleague, or loved one while helping to protect civil liberties and human rights in Delaware and across the country.

Tribute gifts to the ACLU Foundation of Delaware are tax deductible.

Make a tribute gift

Make a Gift of Stock

Most supporters who donate appreciated stocks to the ACLU Foundation of Delaware are able to save on two types of taxes while protecting our individual freedoms.

Learn more about gifting stock

Give from Your IRA

If you are over the age of 70½, tax-free IRA gifts are a powerful way to help the ACLU Foundation of Delaware — and for many supporters, they offer a huge financial benefit. IRA gifts reduce your future tax burden and can fulfill your Required Minimum Distribution for this year.

Learn more about giving from your IRA

Attend and/or Donate Gifts for the Annual Kandler Awards Celebration!

Every year, the ACLU of Delaware holds the Kandler Awards Ceremony to highlight the achievements of local civil rights activists in our state. 

Your sponsorship, ticket purchase, and/or auction item donation supports the ACLU of Delaware's mission to defend and expand civil liberties across the First State. Stay tuned for more information and ticket options for this year's Kandler Awards Celebration.