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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Lung Association in California

Fighting for air

four stars

90.55

333 Hegenberger Road Suite 450
Oakland, CA 94621
tel: (510) 638-5864   Web Site
EIN: 94-0362650

Board Leadership
David Pogue
Chair

CEO
Olivia Diaz-Lapham
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.55 four stars
  Financial 86.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

86.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth -4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Lung Association in California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Lung Association in California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Lung Association in California (CA) 90.55 four stars
The LAM Foundation (OH) 95.02 four stars
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (MD) 89.20 three stars
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (WI) 94.28 four stars
American Lung Association of the Southwest (AZ) 90.66 four stars

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The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The American Lung Association of California takes an integrated approach to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health through advocacy, education and research. We are the only organization in California that helps people and communities improve lung health while working to create public policies that attack the causes of lung disease. As one of the leading environmental health advocates, we fight for commonsense policies to reduce both indoor and outdoor air pollution, address urgent public health issues like the asthma epidemic and spread of tuberculosis, and against the predatory tactics of Big Tobacco. We offer education and support services to help people with lung disease live quality lives and prevent others from ever getting it.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,459,546
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,345,570
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,910,176
Total Contributions $9,715,292
   Program Service Revenue $189,183
Total Primary Revenue $9,904,475
   Other Revenue $498,802
TOTAL REVENUE $10,403,277
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,811,872
   Administrative Expenses $1,046,860
   Fundraising Expenses $943,507
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,802,239
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-398,962
   
Net Assets $28,677,823

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
Tobacco Control $4,267,076 48.4%
Lung Force $2,067,423 23.5%
Funding Research $1,242,447 14.1%

Ratings History
American Lung Association in California has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.55 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 86.75 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.79 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.80 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.08 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.83 four stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 90.79 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 89.79 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 72.97 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 92.03 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 83.71 three stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 87.39 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 96.65 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 96.41 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 94-0362650
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION IN CALIFORNIA
NTEE Code G45
NTEE Classification Lung Disease
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
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 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 February, 1954
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$81,818 0.75% Olivia Gertz President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$201,452 1.86% Anita Lee Vice President of Finance
$159,505 1.47% Lorna Krkich Vice President of Development
$142,500 1.31% Kimberly Weich Amazeen Vice President of Advocacy
$135,360 1.25% Rick Smith Vice President of Marketing and Communications
$134,066 1.24% Kevin Kosik Executive Director
$134,066 1.24% Jill H. Arnstein Executive Director

The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The American Lung Association of California takes an integrated approach to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health through advocacy, education and research. We are the only organization in California that helps people and communities improve lung health while working to create public policies that attack the causes of lung disease. As one of the leading environmental health advocates, we fight for commonsense policies to reduce both indoor and outdoor air pollution, address urgent public health issues like the asthma epidemic and spread of tuberculosis, and against the predatory tactics of Big Tobacco. We offer education and support services to help people with lung disease live quality lives and prevent others from ever getting it.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Lung Association in California (CA) 90.55 four stars
Lung Cancer Alliance (DC) 90.91 four stars
Free to Breathe (WI) 89.03 three stars
American Lung Association of the Northeast (CT) 92.61 four stars
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (MD) 89.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Lung Association in California
333 Hegenberger Road
Suite 450
Oakland, CA 94621
tel: (510) 638-5864
fax: (510) 638-8984
EIN: 94-0362650

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Board Leadership

David Pogue
Chair

CEO

Olivia Diaz-Lapham
President, CEO

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