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Arthritis Foundation, National Office

The Champion of Yes

two stars

79.82

1355 Peachtree Street 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (800) 283-7800   Web Site
EIN: 58-1341679

Board Leadership
Rowland W. Chang, MD MPH
Chair

CEO
Ann M. Palmer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.82 two stars
  Financial 71.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

71.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
61.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arthritis Foundation, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arthritis Foundation, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arthritis Foundation, National Office (GA) 79.82 two stars
Arthritis Foundation - Pacific Region (CA) 90.95 four stars
Spondylitis Association of America (CA) 92.50 four stars

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Founded in 1948, The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. We also publish Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,395,372
   Federated Campaigns $232,861
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,069,576
   Related Organizations $16,324,880
   Government Grants $708,910
Total Contributions $52,731,599
   Program Service Revenue $92,646
Total Primary Revenue $52,824,245
   Other Revenue $10,945,226
TOTAL REVENUE $63,769,471
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $39,918,584
   Administrative Expenses $8,420,742
   Fundraising Expenses $12,998,871
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $61,338,197
   
Payments to Affiliates $6,508,391
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,431,274
   
Net Assets $68,755,466

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
Advocacy & Access $24,570,139 54.1%
Scientific Discovery $10,448,823 23.0%
Community Help & Support $9,209,111 20.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 79.82 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 69.97 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 74.29 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 73.90 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 69.59 one star
2012-12 12/20/2013 70.72 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 67.19 one star
2011-12 12/20/2012 66.91 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 76.97 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 70.42 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 72.26 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 72.19 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 64.83 one star
2005-12 11/01/2006 76.03 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 71.42 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 76.86 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 75.51 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 84.84 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 91.02 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 58-1341679
Name in IRS Master File ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code G51
NTEE Classification Arthritis
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (928) 4947(a)(2) trust
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 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION INC
Ruling Date January, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$517,036 0.84% Ann M. Palmer President, CEO

Founded in 1948, The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. We also publish Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arthritis Foundation, National Office (GA) 79.82 two stars
Spondylitis Association of America (CA) 92.50 four stars
Arthritis Foundation - Pacific Region (CA) 90.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arthritis Foundation, National Office
1355 Peachtree Street
6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (800) 283-7800
fax: (404) 872-8694
EIN: 58-1341679

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 96280
Washington, DC 20077

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Board Leadership

Rowland W. Chang, MD MPH
Chair

CEO

Ann M. Palmer
President, CEO

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