Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$307,024 0.87% Barbara Newhouse President And CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 96.48 four stars
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 95.02 four stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 95.80 four stars
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (CT) 90.51 four stars
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 92.91 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