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Health : Treatment and Prevention Services

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Our vision is to prevent and eliminate addiction in America and beyond.

four stars

92.91

633 Third Avenue 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 841-5200   Web Site
EIN: 52-1736502

Board Leadership
James G. Niven
Chairman

CEO
Creighton Drury
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.91 four stars
  Financial 90.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (the Center) informs Americans of the economic and social costs of addiction and risky substance use and its impact on their lives; assesses what works in prevention, treatment and disease management; and encourages every individual and institution to take responsibility to reduce these health problems. The Center strives to provide health care providers, policymakers and individuals with the tools they need to succeed and to remove the stigma of addiction, replacing shame and despair with hope. The only shame in the fight against addiction is indifference.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (the Center) informs Americans of the economic and social costs of addiction and risky substance use and its impact on their lives; assesses what works in prevention, treatment and disease management; and encourages every individual and institution to take responsibility to reduce these health problems. The Center strives to provide health care providers, policymakers and individuals with the tools they need to succeed and to remove the stigma of addiction, replacing shame and despair with hope. The only shame in the fight against addiction is indifference.

Financial

four stars

90.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.82
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (NY) 92.91 four stars
Oasis Center (TN) 95.20 four stars
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (NY) 90.81 four stars
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (DC) 92.22 four stars
A Chance to Change Foundation (OK) 88.72 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $393,013
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,048,306
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,516,971
Total Contributions $2,958,290
   Program Service Revenue $2,774,059
Total Primary Revenue $5,732,349
   Other Revenue $2,086,397
TOTAL REVENUE $7,818,746
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,481,069
   Administrative Expenses $1,810,338
   Fundraising Expenses $410,271
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,701,678
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,882,932
   
Net Assets $48,224,498

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
Conducting Studies $4,775,714 56.3%
Developing New Programs $1,574,791 18.6%
Communications $1,108,961 13.1%
Substance abuse Policy advocacy $1,021,603 12.0%

Ratings History
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.91 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.44 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.72 four stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 88.72 three stars
2014-12 12/01/2016 88.37 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 82.04 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.81 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 84.32 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 89.15 three stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 89.57 three stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 88.48 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.30 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.72 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 94.55 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 85.03 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 73.64 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 68.03 one star
2005-12 04/01/2007 72.38 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 69.72 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1736502
Name in IRS Master File THE NATIONAL CENTER ON ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
NTEE Code F01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1991
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$700,000 6.54% Samuel A. Ball President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (NY) 92.91 four stars
Oasis Center (TN) 95.20 four stars
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (DC) 92.22 four stars
Action on Smoking and Health (DC) 90.77 four stars
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (NY) 90.81 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
633 Third Avenue
19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 841-5200
fax: (212) 956-8020
EIN: 52-1736502

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Board Leadership

James G. Niven
Chairman

CEO

Creighton Drury
President

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