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American Heart Association

Life is why

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four stars

91.47

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 91.47 four stars
  Financial 88.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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
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Financial

three stars

88.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.4%
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 $269,793,029
   Federated Campaigns $2,326,638
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $350,002,158
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,142,471
Total Contributions $630,264,296
   Program Service Revenue $35,710,140
Total Primary Revenue $665,974,436
   Other Revenue $139,553,126
TOTAL REVENUE $805,527,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $667,540,142
   Administrative Expenses $60,407,863
   Fundraising Expenses $101,363,676
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $829,311,681
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-23,784,119
   
Net Assets $908,263,482

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,719,609 0.20% Nancy A. Brown Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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) 91.47 four stars
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease (DC) 86.25 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