Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Lung Association, National Headquarters

Fighting For Air

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$470,420 0.45% Harold Wimmer President, CEO

Mission

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.

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
The LAM Foundation (OH) 88.89 three stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 86.35 three 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