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The ALS Association Golden West Chapter

It is only together that we will defeat ALS.

93.54

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

Board Leadership
Philip P. Thomas
Board Chair

CEO
Fred B. Fisher
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.54
  Financial 91.79
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

91.79

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
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) 93.54
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 90.97
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 92.85
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 92.22
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 94.62

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,918,724
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $898,337
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,817,061
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,817,061
   Other Revenue $7,680
TOTAL REVENUE $7,824,741
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,615,906
   Administrative Expenses $369,489
   Fundraising Expenses $702,247
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,687,642
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,137,099
   
Net Assets $5,413,549

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 $746,124 20.6%
Walks to Defeat ALS $553,369 15.3%
Awareness & Public Policy $384,281 10.6%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-01 06/01/2016 93.54
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 12/01/2015 94.78
2014-01 11/01/2014 91.20
2013-01 03/01/2014 92.71
2012-01 09/01/2013 94.64
2012-01 07/01/2013 90.99
2011-01 03/01/2012 84.96
2010-01 09/20/2011 80.78
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 03/01/2011 74.91
2009-01 03/01/2010 84.95
2008-01 10/01/2008 85.18

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, 2015
  • January, 2014
  • January, 2013
  • January, 2012
  • January, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$333,688 7.11% Fred B. Fisher President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 93.54
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 93.98
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (CT) 92.21
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 90.97
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 94.62

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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

Philip P. Thomas
Board Chair

CEO

Fred B. Fisher
President, CEO

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