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The ALS Association, National Office

Create a world without ALS

four stars

96.48

1275 K Street, NW. Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (888) 949-2577   Web Site
EIN: 13-3271855

Board Leadership
Stephen Winthrop
Chairman

CEO
Calaneet Balas
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.48 four stars
  Financial 96.04 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Mission Priorities 1. Raise the level of awareness of The ALS Association as the leading voice and most trusted source of information about Lou Gehrig's Disease. 2. Lead, direct and/or collaborate on global research to understand the disease, develop treatments and ultimately find a cure. 3. Provide every person with ALS and their families access to high quality, consistent and compassionate support services. 4. Advance a nationwide advocacy program that increases funding for ALS research, improves patient services and empowers the entire ALS community. 5. Function as one organization with unity of purpose. 6. Operate within a business model designed to ensure stability and promote financial strength.

Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Mission Priorities 1. Raise the level of awareness of The ALS Association as the leading voice and most trusted source of information about Lou Gehrig's Disease. 2. Lead, direct and/or collaborate on global research to understand the disease, develop treatments and ultimately find a cure. 3. Provide every person with ALS and their families access to high quality, consistent and compassionate support services. 4. Advance a nationwide advocacy program that increases funding for ALS research, improves patient services and empowers the entire ALS community. 5. Function as one organization with unity of purpose. 6. Operate within a business model designed to ensure stability and promote financial strength.

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Financial

four stars

96.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.83
  Program Expenses Growth 22.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 96.48 four stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 92.92 four stars
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 95.24 four stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 92.22 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,335,054
   Federated Campaigns $219,144
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $575,608
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $278,151
Total Contributions $27,407,957
   Program Service Revenue $100,392
Total Primary Revenue $27,508,349
   Other Revenue $3,370,718
TOTAL REVENUE $30,879,067
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $28,321,038
   Administrative Expenses $1,780,018
   Fundraising Expenses $4,873,674
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,974,730
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,095,663
   
Net Assets $104,468,596

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
Research Programs $16,779,742 58.8%
Patient & Community Services $7,977,048 28.0%
Public and Professional Education $3,773,248 13.2%

Ratings History
The ALS Association, National Office has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-01 02/01/2018 96.48 four stars
2016-01 02/01/2017 94.62 four stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 94.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 08/01/2015 94.57 four stars
2014-01 09/01/2014 90.77 four stars
2013-01 06/01/2014 90.73 four stars
2013-01 05/01/2014 89.70 three stars
2012-01 03/01/2013 83.30 three stars
2011-01 09/01/2012 77.53 two stars
2011-01 02/01/2012 81.24 three stars
2010-01 09/20/2011 86.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 02/01/2011 74.64 two stars
2009-01 07/01/2010 83.43 three stars
2008-01 02/01/2009 90.20 four stars
2007-01 12/01/2007 90.49 four stars
2006-01 12/01/2006 83.70 three stars
2005-01 12/01/2005 88.48 three stars
2004-01 12/01/2004 88.93 three stars
2003-01 11/01/2003 90.65 four stars
2002-01 04/15/2003 90.08 four 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 13-3271855
Name in IRS Master File AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSN
NTEE Code G50
NTEE Classification Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSN
Ruling Date July, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
  • January, 2013

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
$307,024 0.87% Barbara Newhouse President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 96.48 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 92.38 four stars
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 89.50 three stars
The ALS Association of Georgia (GA) 95.64 four stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The ALS Association, National Office
1275 K Street, NW.
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (888) 949-2577
fax: (202) 289-6801
EIN: 13-3271855

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Board Leadership

Stephen Winthrop
Chairman

CEO

Calaneet Balas
President, CEO

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