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Mental Health America

Dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4)

three stars

89.34

500 Montgomery Street Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (800) 969-6642   Web Site
EIN: 13-1614906

Board Leadership
Tom Starling
Chair of the Board

CEO
Paul Gionfriddo
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.34 three stars
  Financial 85.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1909, Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. Through nearly a century of advocacy at the national, state and local levels, Mental Health America has sought to protect the rights of individuals with mental illnesses; to undo decades of neglect and substandard care; to seek access to equitable, accessible and culturally competent services; and to seek new funding and reinvestment in both infrastructure and services in the community. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation everyday and in times of crisis.

Founded in 1909, Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. Through nearly a century of advocacy at the national, state and local levels, Mental Health America has sought to protect the rights of individuals with mental illnesses; to undo decades of neglect and substandard care; to seek access to equitable, accessible and culturally competent services; and to seek new funding and reinvestment in both infrastructure and services in the community. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation everyday and in times of crisis.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of online mental health screens completed
3,899,930
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

85.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mental Health America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mental Health America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mental Health America (VA) 89.34 three stars
Mental Health Association in Tulsa (OK) 88.54 three stars
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City (NY) 92.51 four stars
re:MIND (TX) 90.61 four stars
Mental Health Colorado (CO) 86.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,706,046
   Federated Campaigns $35,497
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,741,543
   Program Service Revenue $600,791
Total Primary Revenue $3,342,334
   Other Revenue $296,807
TOTAL REVENUE $3,639,141
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,004,171
   Administrative Expenses $363,423
   Fundraising Expenses $339,581
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,707,175
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-68,034
   
Net Assets $4,298,174

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
Mental Health Programs and Services $988,181 32.9%
Public Education, Policy, and Advocacy $1,033,467 34.4%
Constituency Services $982,523 32.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.34 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 86.12 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.68 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 91.53 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 76.67 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 77.94 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 78.68 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.87 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 73.20 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 81.22 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 88.13 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 75.85 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 76.02 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 76.12 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 80.44 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 93.90 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 91.66 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 87.41 three 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 13-1614906
Name in IRS Master File MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
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 central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1950
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
$224,794 6.06% Paul Gionfriddo President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mental Health America (VA) 89.34 three stars
Child Mind Institute (NY) 86.14 three stars
The Jed Foundation (NY) 95.33 four stars
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 93.81 four stars
Mental Health Colorado (CO) 86.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mental Health America
500 Montgomery Street
Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (800) 969-6642
fax: (703) 838-7510
TTY: (800) 433-5959
EIN: 13-1614906

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Board Leadership

Tom Starling
Chair of the Board

CEO

Paul Gionfriddo
President & CEO

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