Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

American Red Cross

Helping prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies

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three stars

88.71

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 88.71 three stars
  Financial 84.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of volunteers
372,000
Number of disaster responses
63,387
Number of services provided to military members, veterans and civilians
461,922
Persons enrolled in all health and safety courses and number of times mobile apps downloaded
7,311,070
People outside the U.S. benefiting from American Red Cross disaster, recovery or disease prevention activities
199,400,000
Number of blood and platelet donors
2,662,990
Number of people made safer through disaster education presentations
306,725
Number of smoke alarms installed
467,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 51.1%
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 $1,388,226,652
   Federated Campaigns $50,411,782
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,113,219
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $48,725,644
Total Contributions $1,508,477,297
   Program Service Revenue $1,849,335,300
Total Primary Revenue $3,357,812,597
   Other Revenue $250,189,499
TOTAL REVENUE $3,608,002,096
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,830,834,780
   Administrative Expenses $113,608,747
   Fundraising Expenses $198,540,533
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,142,984,060
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $465,018,036
   
Net Assets $1,582,151,924

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$673,735 0.02% Gail J. McGovern President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$795,036 0.02% Greg Williamson Chief Investment Officer

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Red Cross (DC) 88.71 three stars
God's Pit Crew (VA) 93.91 four stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 87.13 three stars
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort (TN) 85.15 three stars

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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