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American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
tel: (800) 242-8721
EIN: 13-5613797

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Board Leadership

Alvin Royse
Chairman of the Board


Nancy Brown
Executive Director

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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Heart Association

Life is why

(out of 100)
Overall 88.09 3 stars
  Financial 83.64 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 09/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Primary Revenue Growth 3.4%
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Heart Association on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $242,513,648
   Federated Campaigns $5,741,626
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $316,291,768
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,794,011
Total Contributions $566,341,053
   Program Service Revenue $25,810,029
Total Primary Revenue $592,151,082
   Other Revenue $163,807,169
TOTAL REVENUE $755,958,251
   Program Expenses $502,765,823
   Administrative Expenses $59,391,646
   Fundraising Expenses $81,545,572
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $112,255,210
Net Assets $863,604,407


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$793,999 0.12% Nancy A. Brown Chief Executive Officer


The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We're the nation's leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. We have funded more than $3.8 billion in heart disease and stroke research, more than any organization outside the federal government.

With your help, we are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.

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