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American Cancer Society

Save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

two stars

71.48

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

Board Leadership
Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS
Chair

CEO
Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.48 two stars
  Financial 60.12 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

one star

60.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
59.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 34.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.37
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Cancer Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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) 71.48 two stars
Colon Cancer Alliance (DC) 94.86 four stars
Leukemia Research Foundation (IL) 91.72 four stars
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 89.39 three stars
Kidney Cancer Association (IL) 91.36 four stars

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The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $357,302,339
   Federated Campaigns $11,210,123
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $420,439,945
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,873,627
Total Contributions $794,826,034
   Program Service Revenue $72,001
Total Primary Revenue $794,898,035
   Other Revenue $43,483,365
TOTAL REVENUE $838,381,400
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $534,536,606
   Administrative Expenses $54,499,470
   Fundraising Expenses $337,766,890
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $926,802,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-88,421,566
   
Net Assets $1,175,383,009

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 $152,307,862 22.0%
Patient Support $335,321,080 48.3%
Prevention Programs $121,339,551 17.5%
Detection and Treatment Programs $84,682,583 12.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2017 71.48 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.86 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 70.54 two stars
2013-12 12/22/2015 76.70 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 76.35 two stars
2012-08 03/01/2014 75.96 two stars
2011-08 02/01/2013 76.75 two stars
2011-08 12/20/2012 75.79 two stars
2010-08 07/01/2012 78.86 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 83.85 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-08 10/01/2009 82.84 three stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 84.75 three stars
2006-08 05/01/2008 78.11 two stars
2005-08 12/15/2006 72.49 two stars
2004-08 02/01/2006 71.27 two stars
2003-08 04/01/2005 78.59 two stars
2002-08 09/01/2004 82.10 three stars
2001-08 04/15/2003 87.28 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 13-1788491
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • August, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$485,147 0.05% Gary M Reedy CEO $44,104
Other Salaries of Note
$868,542 0.09% John Seffrin Former Chief Executive Officer $78,958

The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Cancer Society (GA) 71.48 two stars
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Commonweal (CA) 93.77 four stars
Colon Cancer Alliance (DC) 94.86 four stars
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (DC) 90.06 four stars

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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

Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS
Chair

CEO

Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer

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