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Health : Treatment and Prevention Services

ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

90.99

262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105
tel: (800) 822-6344   Web Site
EIN: 35-1044585

Board Leadership
Judy A. Habib
Chair

CEO
Dr. James Downing
President and CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.99
  Financial 87.27
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) was founded in 1957 and exists for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the operating and maintenance of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. It is supported primarily by donations raised by ALSAC. Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, some acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, sickle cell disease, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.

ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) was founded in 1957 and exists for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the operating and maintenance of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. It is supported primarily by donations raised by ALSAC. Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, some acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, sickle cell disease, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.

Financial

87.27

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
70.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.60
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (TN) 90.99
Overlook Foundation (NJ) 87.37
American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem (NY) 92.68
Sankara Eye Foundation, USA (CA) 100.00
American Friends of ALYN Hospital (NY) 90.43

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,744,346,058
   Federated Campaigns $3,618,856
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $9,867,136
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $105,923,093
Total Contributions $1,863,755,143
   Program Service Revenue $125,905,299
Total Primary Revenue $1,989,660,442
   Other Revenue $172,068,532
TOTAL REVENUE $2,161,728,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,190,178,647
   Administrative Expenses $226,269,430
   Fundraising Expenses $277,143,333
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,693,591,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $468,137,564
   
Net Assets $6,564,223,867

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 Care $517,968,948 43.5%
Research $477,972,478 40.2%
Education and Training $194,237,221 16.3%

Ratings History
ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 90.99
2019-06 12/23/2020 91.42
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.31
2017-06 10/01/2018 91.04
2016-06 06/01/2018 89.83
2015-06 03/01/2017 88.79
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.77
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.61
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.26
2013-06 10/01/2014 86.63
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.27
2011-06 08/01/2012 86.91
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.04
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 87.37

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

EIN 35-1044585
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN LEBANESE SYRIAN ASSOC CHAR INC
NTEE Code X12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$900,090 0.05% Richard C. Shadyac Jr. CEO of ALSAC

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (TN) 90.99
American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem (NY) 92.68
Morton Plant Mease Foundation (FL) 93.45
Overlook Foundation (NJ) 87.37
John Muir Health Foundation (CA) 91.34

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Inc. (62-0646012)

Charity Contact Info

ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
tel: (800) 822-6344
EIN: 35-1044585

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Board Leadership

Judy A. Habib
Chair

CEO

Dr. James Downing
President and CEO

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