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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's

three stars

88.99

225 North Michigan Avenue Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 335-8700   Web Site
EIN: 13-3039601

Board Leadership
Stewart Putnam
Chair

CEO
Harry Johns
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.99 three stars
  Financial 84.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

84.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 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)
72.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alzheimer's Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alzheimer's Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $241,660,929
   Federated Campaigns $3,072,287
   Membership Dues $316,295
   Fundraising Events $31,935,784
   Related Organizations $-103,687
   Government Grants $12,678,581
Total Contributions $289,560,189
   Program Service Revenue $11,246,017
Total Primary Revenue $300,806,206
   Other Revenue $12,706,502
TOTAL REVENUE $313,512,708
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $203,901,507
   Administrative Expenses $21,453,337
   Fundraising Expenses $54,101,092
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $279,455,936
   
Payments to Affiliates $454,956
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $34,056,772
   
Net Assets $295,832,355

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$775,351 0.27% Harry Johns President, CEO $37,475

Mission

Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association, today a multimillion-dollar organization, has been the catalyst and leader for a generation of advancements in Alzheimer research and care. Our organization's achievements and progress in the field have given thousands of people a better quality of life and brought hope for millions more.

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BrightFocus Foundation (MD) 86.53 three stars
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation (NY) 98.98 four stars
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (NY) 87.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue
Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 335-8700
fax: (866) 699-1246
TTY: (312) 335-5886
EIN: 13-3039601

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Board Leadership

Stewart Putnam
Chair

CEO

Harry Johns
President, CEO

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