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ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

four stars

91.31

262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105
tel: (800) 822-6344   Web Site
EIN: 35-1044585

Board Leadership
Jim Barkate
Chair

CEO
Dr. James Downing
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.31 four stars
  Financial 87.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) was founded in 1957 and exists for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the operating and maintenance of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. It is supported primarily by donations raised by ALSAC. Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, some acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, sickle cell disease, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.

ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) was founded in 1957 and exists for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the operating and maintenance of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. It is supported primarily by donations raised by ALSAC. Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, some acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, sickle cell disease, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.

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Financial

three stars

87.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.31
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (TN) 91.31 four stars
Rady Children's Hospital Foundation - San Diego (CA) 88.42 three stars
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (IL) 92.92 four stars
RWJ University Hospital Foundation (NJ) 85.31 three stars
CHOC Foundation (CA) 85.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,444,983,946
   Federated Campaigns $5,877,026
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,278,394
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $82,755,154
Total Contributions $1,540,894,520
   Program Service Revenue $117,420,862
Total Primary Revenue $1,658,315,382
   Other Revenue $216,924,341
TOTAL REVENUE $1,875,239,723
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,022,306,082
   Administrative Expenses $177,608,246
   Fundraising Expenses $233,149,738
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,433,064,066
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $442,175,657
   
Net Assets $5,302,872,752

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Patient Care $457,825,537 44.8%
Research $410,716,516 40.2%
Education and Training $153,764,029 15.0%

Ratings History
ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.31 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 91.04 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2018 89.83 three stars
2015-06 03/01/2017 88.79 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.77 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.61 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.26 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 86.63 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.27 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 86.91 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.04 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 87.37 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 35-1044585
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN LEBANESE SYRIAN ASSOC CHAR INC
NTEE Code X12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$794,032 0.05% Richard C. Shadyac Jr. CEO of ALSAC

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (TN) 91.31 four stars
Sankara Eye Foundation, USA (CA) 100.00 four stars
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (IL) 92.92 four stars
American Friends of ALYN Hospital (NY) 86.75 three stars
Children's Hospital Foundation (OK) 94.45 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Inc. (62-0646012)

Charity Contact Info

ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
tel: (800) 822-6344
EIN: 35-1044585

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Board Leadership

Jim Barkate
Chair

CEO

Dr. James Downing
President and CEO

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