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Breathe California of Los Angeles County

Protecting the breath of life

four stars

91.39

5858 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 935-8050   Web Site
EIN: 95-1641451

Board Leadership
Lawrence M. Lebowsky
Chair

CEO
Marc Carrel
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.39 four stars
  Financial 90.04 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

First formed in 1903, Breathe California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA), formerly the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County, is committed to promoting clean air and healthy lungs through education, research and technology. BREATHE LA provides educational and health awareness programs, conducts research, promotes clean air initiatives, enhances professional development for respiratory health professionals, and works with local communities, elected leaders, business leaders and the health education community to increase awareness and effective advocacy.

First formed in 1903, Breathe California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA), formerly the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County, is committed to promoting clean air and healthy lungs through education, research and technology. BREATHE LA provides educational and health awareness programs, conducts research, promotes clean air initiatives, enhances professional development for respiratory health professionals, and works with local communities, elected leaders, business leaders and the health education community to increase awareness and effective advocacy.

Financial

four stars

90.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.85
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breathe California of Los Angeles County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breathe California of Los Angeles County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 91.39 four stars
American Lung Association, National Headquarters (IL) 95.87 four stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 92.25 four stars
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (MD) 86.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,556,303
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,977
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,569,280
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,569,280
   Other Revenue $756,661
TOTAL REVENUE $2,325,941
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,921,939
   Administrative Expenses $250,502
   Fundraising Expenses $331,274
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,503,715
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-177,774
   
Net Assets $7,908,817

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
Youth Education $657,370 34.2%
Clearing the Air $523,254 27.2%
Trudeau Society $415,420 21.6%
Adult Lung Health Workshops $325,895 17.0%

Ratings History
Breathe California of Los Angeles County has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 91.39 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.37 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 91.52 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.38 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.76 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.71 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 85.23 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 82.01 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 76.36 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 67.58 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.94 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 62.29 one star
2008-06 04/01/2010 70.16 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 80.52 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 74.17 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 79.27 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 66.76 one star
2003-06 12/01/2004 58.68 one star

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

EIN 95-1641451
Name in IRS Master File BREATHE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
(59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
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, 1940
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,000 7.38% Marc Carrel President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 91.39 four stars
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (MD) 86.92 three stars
American Lung Association, National Headquarters (IL) 95.87 four stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 92.25 four stars

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Breathe California of Los Angeles County
5858 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 935-8050
fax: (323) 935-1873
EIN: 95-1641451

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Board Leadership

Lawrence M. Lebowsky
Chair

CEO

Marc Carrel
President, CEO

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