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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Heart Association

Life is why

91.18

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

Board Leadership
Alvin Royse
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Nancy Brown
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18
  Financial 88.20
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
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

88.20

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
78.7%
  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.
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) 91.18
National Stroke Association (CO) 86.43

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   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
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $594,000,253
   Administrative Expenses $61,756,425
   Fundraising Expenses $88,299,721
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $744,056,399
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $36,218,743
   
Net Assets $888,197,943

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 $301,499,898 50.7%
Research Support $143,710,703 24.2%
Professional Education $99,937,528 16.8%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.18
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.09
2013-06 07/01/2014 88.78
2012-06 05/01/2013 91.32
2011-06 12/11/2012 87.01
2011-06 09/01/2012 75.64
2011-06 03/01/2012 86.25
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.15
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 76.72
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.31
2008-06 08/01/2009 80.34
2007-06 07/01/2008 85.44
2006-06 04/01/2007 79.34
2004-06 04/01/2005 79.20
2003-06 03/01/2004 73.65
2002-06 04/15/2003 76.58
2001-06 10/15/2002 78.62

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)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Heart Association (TX) 91.18
National Stroke Association (CO) 86.43

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American Heart Association (TX) 91.18
National Stroke Association (CO) 86.43
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WomenHeart (DC) 82.89

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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

Alvin Royse
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Nancy Brown
Executive Director

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