About the ACLU of Utah

About the ACLU of Utah

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's most prominent non-partisan guardian of freedom, with more than 1.5 million members, supporters, and affiliate or national chapter offices in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Since 1920, the ACLU has continuously worked tirelessly to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties guaranteed to everyone in this country by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

Learn about our history

The ACLU of Utah, chartered in 1958, operates through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at the state and local levels to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. We base our work on those principles outlined in the Bill of Rights.


About Our Team

A.About Our Team


Our Team
Our dedicated staff is committed to protecting civil rights and liberties in Utah. Led by Executive Director Brittney Nystrom, we have five departments:

  • Administration Department

  • Communications Department

  • Campaigns & Organizing Department

  • Development Department

  • Legal

Our team members bring a wide range of expertise and experience. Together we are working towards a more just and equitable Utah for all.

Meet Our Team

About Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors comprises community leaders with expertise in many areas that help advance our organization and mission. It is responsible for taking care of the strategic and financial health of the organization on an ongoing basis. 

Meet Our Board

About Our Structure & Funding

A.About Our Structure & Funding


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Transparency is crucial to who we are. You can learn about our structure and funding and how to donate or become a member.

Our Structure
The ACLU of Utah is a not-for-profit and non-partisan organization, meaning we do not endorse or oppose any political candidates or parties. We comprise two separate corporate entities: the ACLU of Utah Union and the ACLU of Utah Foundation.

Our Funding
The ACLU of Utah receives no government funding. Our funding is through the support of nearly 7,000 Utahns membership dues, private donations, small foundation grants, and court-awarded legal fees. 

Support Our Work
Help us defend and expand the principles and freedoms that rightfully make our nation great by becoming a member of the ACLU of Utah or making a tax-deductible donation to the ACLU of Utah Foundation!

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About Our Strategic Priorities Plan Document

A.About Our Strategic Priorities Plan Document


As Utahns continue to seek recognition and respect for the civil rights and civil liberties of everyone in our state, our Strategic Priorities plan provides a guide to focus our priorities, ensure sustainability and longevity, and remain adaptable to respond to unforeseen challenges and exciting new opportunities.