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American Red Cross
431 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 733-2767
TTY: (800) 220-4095
EIN: 53-0196605

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 37839
Boone, IA 50037

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Board Leadership

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Chairman of the Board


Gail McGovern
President, CEO

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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

American Red Cross

Helping prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies

(out of 100)
Overall 80.98 3 stars
  Financial 74.03 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 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 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Primary Revenue Growth -5.7%
  Program Expenses Growth -4.4%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Red Cross on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $607,173,932
   Federated Campaigns $103,739,515
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,722,145
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $53,590,606
Total Contributions $788,226,198
   Program Service Revenue $2,019,244,653
Total Primary Revenue $2,807,470,851
   Other Revenue $166,662,985
TOTAL REVENUE $2,974,133,836
   Program Expenses $2,754,650,090
   Administrative Expenses $109,354,268
   Fundraising Expenses $183,222,849
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-73,093,371
Net Assets $1,960,758,478


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$562,364 0.01% Gail J. McGovern President, CEO


Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. We bring shelter, food and comfort to those affected by disasters, large and small. We collect lifesaving donated blood and supply it to patients in need. We provide support to our men and women in military bases around the world, and to the families they leave behind. We train communities in CPR, first aid and other skills that save lives. And we assist our neighbors abroad with critical disaster response, preparedness and disease prevention efforts. We are able to do all this by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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