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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Heart Association

Live a Long and Healthy Life

87.70

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

Board Leadership
Robert Harrington
President

CEO
Nancy Brown
CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.70
  Financial 82.87
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

82.87

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $238,504,804
   Federated Campaigns $2,519,460
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $346,179,084
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,843,034
Total Contributions $591,046,382
   Program Service Revenue $43,778,355
Total Primary Revenue $634,824,737
   Other Revenue $111,607,652
TOTAL REVENUE $746,432,389
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $595,748,038
   Administrative Expenses $74,424,653
   Fundraising Expenses $99,531,754
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $769,704,445
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-23,272,056
   
Net Assets $945,562,979

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 and Consumer Education $275,052,140 46.2%
Science and Technology $192,922,713 32.4%
Professional Education $68,941,206 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 87.70
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.57
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.47
2016-06 09/01/2017 91.33
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

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
$3,408,415 0.44% Nancy A. Brown Chief Executive Officer

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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

Robert Harrington
President

CEO

Nancy Brown
CEO

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