Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

American Red Cross

Helping prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies

three stars

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 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$517,364 0.01% Gail J. McGovern President, CEO

Mission

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.

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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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