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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Cancer Society

Dedicated to eliminating cancer

71.86

250 Williams Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (800) 227-2345   Web Site
EIN: 13-1788491

Board Leadership
Scarlott K. Mueller
Chair

CEO
Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.86
  Financial 60.32
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

60.32

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
59.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 34.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.36
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Cancer Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Cancer Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Cancer Society (GA) 71.86
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (MA) 92.92
Kidney Cancer Association (IL) 92.92
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 89.39
Livestrong Foundation (TX) 91.09

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 93.98
Childhood Leukemia Foundation (NJ) 28.49 0 stars

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Founded in 1913 by 15 well-known doctors and business leaders in New York City, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The American Cancer Society is represented throughout the United States and has a presence in most communities. More than two million volunteers carry out the Society's mission of eliminating cancer and improving quality of life for those individuals facing the disease.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $358,018,506
   Federated Campaigns $8,445,264
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $440,934,404
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,063,578
Total Contributions $812,461,752
   Program Service Revenue $64,140
Total Primary Revenue $812,525,892
   Other Revenue $49,786,426
TOTAL REVENUE $862,312,318
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $500,353,838
   Administrative Expenses $50,614,947
   Fundraising Expenses $289,232,598
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $840,201,383
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,110,935
   
Net Assets $1,213,593,845

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
Research $150,409,045 24.4%
Patient Support $260,384,279 42.2%
Prevention Programs $113,378,657 18.4%
Detection and Treatment Programs $92,282,970 15.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.86
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 70.54
2013-12 12/22/2015 76.70
2013-12 05/01/2015 76.35
2012-08 03/01/2014 75.96
2011-08 02/01/2013 76.75
2011-08 12/20/2012 75.79
2010-08 07/01/2012 78.86
2009-08 09/20/2011 83.85
 
CN 1.0
2008-08 10/01/2009 82.84
2007-08 04/01/2009 84.75
2006-08 05/01/2008 78.11
2005-08 12/15/2006 72.49
2004-08 02/01/2006 71.27
2003-08 04/01/2005 78.59
2002-08 09/01/2004 82.10
2001-08 04/15/2003 87.28

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

EIN 13-1788491
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code G30
NTEE Classification Cancer
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
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 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INC
Ruling Date November, 1942
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$863,304 0.10% John Seffrin Chief Executive Officer $78,482

Founded in 1913 by 15 well-known doctors and business leaders in New York City, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The American Cancer Society is represented throughout the United States and has a presence in most communities. More than two million volunteers carry out the Society's mission of eliminating cancer and improving quality of life for those individuals facing the disease.

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American Cancer Society (GA) 71.86
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Us TOO International (IL) 89.32
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 89.39
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Charity Contact Info

American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (800) 227-2345
TTY: (866) 228-4327
EIN: 13-1788491

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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Board Leadership

Scarlott K. Mueller
Chair

CEO

Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer


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