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The ALS Association Golden West Chapter

It is only together that we will defeat ALS.

four stars

93.56

P.O. Box 565 Agoura Hills, CA 91376
tel: (818) 865-8067   Web Site
EIN: 95-4163338

Board Leadership
Patricia Shuler Schimbor, Esq.
Board Chair

CEO
Fred B. Fisher
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.56 four stars
  Financial 90.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. We are a member of the National Health Council and the only National organization solely dedicated to fighting ALS on all fronts while directly serving the ALS community. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The Golden West Chapter serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California and in the state of Hawaii.

The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. We are a member of the National Health Council and the only National organization solely dedicated to fighting ALS on all fronts while directly serving the ALS community. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The Golden West Chapter serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California and in the state of Hawaii.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of Patients served by the Chapter
1,834
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Golden West Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Golden West Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 93.56 four stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 94.60 four stars
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (CT) 88.45 three stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 87.47 three stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 92.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,192,702
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,065,413
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,087,294
Total Contributions $7,345,409
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,345,409
   Other Revenue $181,624
TOTAL REVENUE $7,527,033
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,906,294
   Administrative Expenses $551,499
   Fundraising Expenses $867,023
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,324,816
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $202,217
   
Net Assets $5,875,665

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
Care Management $1,252,331 21.2%
ALS Clinical Support $827,502 14.0%
National ALS Association $738,637 12.5%

Ratings History
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-01 08/01/2020 93.56 four stars
2019-01 06/01/2020 92.97 four stars
2018-01 06/01/2019 92.95 four stars
2017-01 07/01/2018 92.85 four stars
2016-01 05/01/2017 92.91 four stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 93.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 12/01/2015 94.78 four stars
2014-01 11/01/2014 91.20 four stars
2013-01 03/01/2014 92.71 four stars
2012-01 09/01/2013 94.64 four stars
2012-01 07/01/2013 90.99 four stars
2011-01 03/01/2012 84.96 three stars
2010-01 09/20/2011 80.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 03/01/2011 74.91 two stars
2009-01 03/01/2010 84.95 three stars
2008-01 10/01/2008 85.18 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 95-4163338
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
$345,914 4.72% Fred B. Fisher President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 93.56 four stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 94.60 four stars
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 89.17 three stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 92.80 four stars
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 88.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter
P.O. Box 565
Agoura Hills, CA 91376
tel: (818) 865-8067
fax: (818) 865-8066
EIN: 95-4163338

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Board Leadership

Patricia Shuler Schimbor, Esq.
Board Chair

CEO

Fred B. Fisher
President, CEO

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