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Arthritis Foundation, National Office

The Champion of Yes

88.21

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

Board Leadership
Laurie Stewart
Chair

CEO
Ann Palmer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.21
  Financial 83.61
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

83.61

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.93
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
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) 88.21
Spondylitis Association of America (CA) 99.27

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,424,065
   Federated Campaigns $625,064
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $10,067,697
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $153,178
Total Contributions $49,270,004
   Program Service Revenue $2,558,026
Total Primary Revenue $51,828,030
   Other Revenue $21,251,560
TOTAL REVENUE $73,079,590
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $59,360,938
   Administrative Expenses $8,103,145
   Fundraising Expenses $15,145,923
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $82,610,006
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,530,416
   
Net Assets $155,190,073

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 $31,222,879 48.9%
Community Health & Support $16,436,338 25.7%
Scientific Discovery $14,541,788 22.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.21
2018-12 04/01/2020 86.79
2017-12 04/01/2019 88.14
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.72
2015-12 05/01/2017 79.82
2014-12 06/01/2016 69.97
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 74.29
2014-12 11/01/2015 73.90
2013-12 06/01/2015 69.59
2012-12 12/20/2013 70.72
2011-12 05/01/2013 67.19
2011-12 12/20/2012 66.91
2010-12 03/01/2012 76.97
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.61
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 70.42
2008-12 03/01/2010 72.26
2007-12 02/01/2009 72.19
2006-12 12/01/2007 64.83
2005-12 11/01/2006 76.03
2004-12 12/01/2005 71.42

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$641,867 0.77% Ann Palmer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arthritis Foundation, National Office (GA) 88.21
Spondylitis Association of America (CA) 99.27

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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

Laurie Stewart
Chair

CEO

Ann Palmer
President, CEO

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