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American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
tel: (800) 242-8721
EIN: 13-5613797

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Board Leadership

Alvin Royse
Chairman of the Board


Nancy Brown
Executive Director

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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Heart Association

Life is why

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 4 stars
  Financial 88.20 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
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 Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Heart Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $303,686,333
   Federated Campaigns $5,011,499
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $336,759,597
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,217,460
Total Contributions $650,674,889
   Program Service Revenue $28,554,015
Total Primary Revenue $679,228,904
   Other Revenue $101,046,238
TOTAL REVENUE $780,275,142
   Program Expenses $594,000,253
   Administrative Expenses $61,756,425
   Fundraising Expenses $88,299,721
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $36,218,743
Net Assets $888,197,943

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,111,229 0.14% Nancy A. Brown Chief Executive Officer


The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We're the nation's leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. We have funded more than $3.8 billion in heart disease and stroke research, more than any organization outside the federal government.

With your help, we are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.

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