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The ALS Association Golden West Chapter

It is only together that we will defeat ALS.

four stars

92.91

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

Board Leadership
Susan Morris
Board Chair

CEO
Fred B. Fisher
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.91 four stars
  Financial 90.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

90.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 92.91 four stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 92.11 four stars
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 95.02 four stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 95.80 four stars
The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter (PA) 87.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,452,691
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $831,981
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,284,672
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,284,672
   Other Revenue $-1,500
TOTAL REVENUE $4,283,172
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,613,667
   Administrative Expenses $303,520
   Fundraising Expenses $554,756
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,471,943
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-188,771
   
Net Assets $5,223,643

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 $880,113 24.3%
National ALS Association $616,945 17.1%
Walks to Defeat ALS $569,903 15.8%

Ratings History
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
  • January, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$289,208 6.46% Fred B. Fisher President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 92.91 four stars
The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter (MD) 85.47 three stars
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 96.48 four stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 95.80 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 92.38 four 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

Susan Morris
Board Chair

CEO

Fred B. Fisher
President, CEO

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