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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

American Red Cross

Helping prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies

83.33

431 18th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 733-2767   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196605

Board Leadership
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Gail McGovern
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.33
  Financial 77.50
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 54.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Red Cross on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Red Cross on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Red Cross (DC) 83.33
New York Cares (NY) 85.49
Convoy of Hope (MO) 94.69
City Year (MA) 93.17
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers (NY) 92.92

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Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. We bring shelter, food and comfort to those affected by disasters, large and small. We collect lifesaving donated blood and supply it to patients in need. We provide support to our men and women in military bases around the world, and to the families they leave behind. We train communities in CPR, first aid and other skills that save lives. And we assist our neighbors abroad with critical disaster response, preparedness and disease prevention efforts. We are able to do all this by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $518,028,857
   Federated Campaigns $76,917,491
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $18,898,811
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $46,190,500
Total Contributions $660,035,659
   Program Service Revenue $1,925,059,348
Total Primary Revenue $2,585,095,007
   Other Revenue $141,577,612
TOTAL REVENUE $2,726,672,619
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,587,035,899
   Administrative Expenses $118,033,560
   Fundraising Expenses $180,933,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,886,003,368
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-159,330,749
   
Net Assets $1,593,810,329

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
Biomedical Services $1,869,188,089 72.3%
Domestic Disaster Services $349,577,028 13.5%
Health and Safety Services $146,591,926 5.7%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.33
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.01
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 80.98
2014-06 05/01/2015 80.05
2013-06 07/01/2014 85.25
2012-06 09/01/2013 86.46
2011-06 06/01/2012 89.64
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.24
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 86.86
2009-06 06/01/2010 85.48
2008-06 09/01/2009 84.62
2007-06 12/01/2008 79.62
2006-06 11/01/2007 99.40
2005-06 10/01/2006 95.37
2004-06 08/01/2005 90.36
2003-06 08/01/2004 94.11
2002-06 06/09/2003 96.63
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.04

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity appeared on the CN Watchlist.

Date Listed Date Removed  
11/11/2014 01/08/2016 View details

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

EIN 53-0196605
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS
NTEE Code P21
NTEE Classification American Red Cross
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 December, 1938
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
$517,364 0.01% Gail J. McGovern President, CEO

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. We bring shelter, food and comfort to those affected by disasters, large and small. We collect lifesaving donated blood and supply it to patients in need. We provide support to our men and women in military bases around the world, and to the families they leave behind. We train communities in CPR, first aid and other skills that save lives. And we assist our neighbors abroad with critical disaster response, preparedness and disease prevention efforts. We are able to do all this by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Red Cross (DC) 83.33
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 86.70
Feeding America (IL) 92.61
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers (NY) 92.92
City Year (MA) 93.17

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Charity Contact Info

American Red Cross
431 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 733-2767
TTY: (800) 220-4095
EIN: 53-0196605

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 37839
Boone, IA 50037

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Board Leadership

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Gail McGovern
President, CEO

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