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Arthritis Foundation, National Office

The Champion of Yes

three stars

86.79

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

Board Leadership
Rowland W. Chang
Chair

CEO
Ann M. Palmer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.79 three stars
  Financial 81.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of local support groups and forums.
80
Number of children and family members served by our juvenile arthritis programs.
8,021
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

81.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arthritis Foundation, 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 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) 86.79 three stars
Spondylitis Association of America (CA) 98.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $46,702,893
   Federated Campaigns $892,168
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,723,304
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $132,821
Total Contributions $63,451,186
   Program Service Revenue $3,647,646
Total Primary Revenue $67,098,832
   Other Revenue $13,876,469
TOTAL REVENUE $80,975,301
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $57,103,728
   Administrative Expenses $7,019,366
   Fundraising Expenses $14,710,973
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $78,834,067
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,141,234
   
Net Assets $147,683,014

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 $30,348,207 49.5%
Community Health & Support $15,962,730 26.0%
Scientific Discovery $13,687,831 22.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 86.79 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 88.14 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.72 three stars
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

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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$592,831 0.75% Ann Palmer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arthritis Foundation, National Office (GA) 86.79 three stars
Spondylitis Association of America (CA) 98.98 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
Chair

CEO

Ann M. Palmer
President, CEO

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