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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Heart Association

Live a Long and Healthy Life

four stars

90.57

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

Board Leadership
James Postl
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Nancy Brown
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.57 four stars
  Financial 87.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of votes for or against specific policies
94
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Heart Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Heart Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Heart Association (TX) 90.57 four stars
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease (DC) 85.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $308,089,273
   Federated Campaigns $2,605,510
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $343,915,282
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,068,502
Total Contributions $659,678,567
   Program Service Revenue $43,636,836
Total Primary Revenue $703,315,403
   Other Revenue $148,491,331
TOTAL REVENUE $851,806,734
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $666,496,215
   Administrative Expenses $54,482,773
   Fundraising Expenses $106,080,843
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $827,059,831
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $24,746,903
   
Net Assets $951,798,476

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
Public Health - Multicultural Markets $306,600,101 46.0%
Research Support $179,116,975 26.9%
Professional Education $117,917,487 17.7%

Ratings History
American Heart Association has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.57 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.47 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 91.33 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.18 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.09 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 88.78 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 91.32 four stars
2011-06 12/11/2012 87.01 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 75.64 two stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 86.25 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 76.72 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.31 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 80.34 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 85.44 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 79.34 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 79.20 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 73.65 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 76.58 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 78.62 two stars

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

EIN 13-5613797
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code G43
NTEE Classification Heart and Circulatory System Diseases, Disorders
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
(179) Other health services
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 July, 1949
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
$1,598,691 0.19% Nancy A. Brown Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Heart Association (TX) 90.57 four stars
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease (DC) 85.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

James Postl
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Nancy Brown
Executive Director

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