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American Lung Association, National Headquarters

Fighting For Air

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four stars

95.87

55 West Wacker Drive Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (800) 586-4872   Web Site
EIN: 13-1632524

Board Leadership
Penny J. Schilz
Chair

CEO
Harold P. Wimmer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.87 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. The American Lung Association has many programs and initiatives to fight lung disease. Among these are: LUNG FORCE, Freedom From Smoking, Asthma Basics, Better Breathers Clubs, Lung HelpLine, Open Airways For Schools, the Healthy Air Campaign, the Airways Clinical Research Centers Network and other programs encompassing research, healthy air, tobacco control and cessation, public/professional education and lung health advocacy.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. The American Lung Association has many programs and initiatives to fight lung disease. Among these are: LUNG FORCE, Freedom From Smoking, Asthma Basics, Better Breathers Clubs, Lung HelpLine, Open Airways For Schools, the Healthy Air Campaign, the Airways Clinical Research Centers Network and other programs encompassing research, healthy air, tobacco control and cessation, public/professional education and lung health advocacy.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.82
  Program Expenses Growth 31.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Lung Association, National Headquarters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Lung Association, National Headquarters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Lung Association, National Headquarters (IL) 95.87 four stars
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 90.37 four stars
American Lung Association of the Midland States (OH) 87.46 three stars
The LAM Foundation (OH) 88.89 three stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 86.35 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,412,934
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $17,203,391
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $24,739,244
Total Contributions $90,355,569
   Program Service Revenue $5,144,585
Total Primary Revenue $95,500,154
   Other Revenue $12,185,164
TOTAL REVENUE $107,685,318
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $89,054,529
   Administrative Expenses $3,108,381
   Fundraising Expenses $11,782,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $103,945,608
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,739,710
   
Net Assets $148,830,356

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
Lung Force Initiative $58,145,736 65.3%
Research $15,444,892 17.3%
Advocacy $15,463,901 17.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 95.87 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 83.94 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.94 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.33 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.03 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 78.97 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.56 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 77.22 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 78.39 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 80.26 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 90.81 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 87.62 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 90.43 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 87.49 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 88.75 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 72.72 two stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 70.23 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 73.04 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 13-1632524
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code G45
NTEE Classification Lung Disease
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1944
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$470,420 0.45% Harold Wimmer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Lung Association, National Headquarters (IL) 95.87 four stars
American Lung Association of the Midland States (OH) 87.46 three stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 86.35 three stars
The LAM Foundation (OH) 88.89 three stars
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 90.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Lung Association, National Headquarters
55 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (800) 586-4872
fax: (202) 452-1805
EIN: 13-1632524

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Board Leadership

Penny J. Schilz
Chair

CEO

Harold P. Wimmer
President, CEO

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