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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter

It is only together that we will defeat ALS.

97.29

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 97.29
  Financial 96.18
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

96.18

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 21.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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) 97.29
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 92.10
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter (NY) 94.90
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 97.17
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 93.28

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,033,755
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,197,767
   Related Organizations $207,018
   Government Grants $3,000,000
Total Contributions $10,438,540
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,438,540
   Other Revenue $1,937
TOTAL REVENUE $10,440,477
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,671,637
   Administrative Expenses $675,110
   Fundraising Expenses $842,427
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,189,174
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,251,303
   
Net Assets $8,101,391

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
Community Outreach & Awareness Programs $3,487,947 52.3%
Care Management $1,414,610 21.2%
ALS Clinical Support $934,730 14.0%

Ratings History
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-01 11/01/2021 97.29
2019-01 08/01/2020 93.56
2019-01 06/01/2020 92.97
2018-01 06/01/2019 92.95
2017-01 07/01/2018 92.85
2016-01 05/01/2017 92.91
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)
(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
$393,540 4.80% Fred B. Fisher President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 97.29
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 86.55
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 92.10
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 97.17
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 93.28

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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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