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The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter

Fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease

four stars

96.66

42 Broadway Suite 1724
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 619-1400   Web Site
EIN: 13-3616680

Board Leadership
Allen J. Popowitz
Chairman

CEO
Kristen Cocoman
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 95.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ALS Association's mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. As one of The ALS Association's leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter plays a major role in promoting the mission of The ALS Association by: providing quality services to patients and families; funding aggressive, cutting-edge research to find a cure; supporting The ALS Association's national advocacy program and heightening awareness of ALS.

The ALS Association's mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. As one of The ALS Association's leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter plays a major role in promoting the mission of The ALS Association by: providing quality services to patients and families; funding aggressive, cutting-edge research to find a cure; supporting The ALS Association's national advocacy program and heightening awareness of ALS.

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Financial

four stars

95.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter (NY) 96.66 four stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 94.60 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 87.47 three stars
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 93.01 four stars
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 91.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,488,976
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,167,743
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $525,000
Total Contributions $5,181,719
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,181,719
   Other Revenue $-955,394
TOTAL REVENUE $4,226,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,468,489
   Administrative Expenses $398,901
   Fundraising Expenses $463,605
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,330,995
   
Payments to Affiliates $228,885
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,104,670
   
Net Assets $6,644,332

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 Services $2,930,282 65.6%
Research $966,274 21.6%
Public Awareness and Education $356,408 8.0%

Ratings History
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-01 03/01/2020 96.66 four stars
2018-01 06/01/2019 97.52 four stars
2017-01 02/01/2018 97.66 four stars
2016-01 02/01/2017 97.64 four stars
2016-01 12/21/2016 96.31 four stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 96.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 12/22/2015 96.93 four stars
2014-01 09/01/2015 93.65 four stars
2013-01 12/20/2013 95.02 four stars
2012-01 12/20/2012 88.88 three stars
2011-01 03/01/2012 93.45 four stars
2010-01 09/20/2011 83.66 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 12/01/2010 75.82 two stars
2009-01 10/01/2010 81.89 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 13-3616680
Name in IRS Master File AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION
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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSN
Ruling Date July, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • January, 2018
  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,524 3.31% Kristen Cocoman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter (NY) 96.66 four stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 97.17 four stars
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 91.65 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 87.47 three stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 94.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
42 Broadway
Suite 1724
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 619-1400
fax: (212) 619-7409
EIN: 13-3616680

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Board Leadership

Allen J. Popowitz
Chairman

CEO

Kristen Cocoman
President and CEO

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