Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Cancer Society

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

three stars

81.57

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

Board Leadership
Jeffrey L. Kean
Chair

CEO
Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.57 three stars
  Financial 74.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

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

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of death caused by cancer
606,880
Provide multi-channel resource navigation options
172,853
Improve access to care for those most likely to experience inadequate access to cancer treatment & support services by focus on patient navigation solutions and service programs that address barriers
477,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

two stars

74.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $362,527,459
   Federated Campaigns $5,304,394
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $343,020,325
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,784,076
Total Contributions $716,636,254
   Program Service Revenue $57,908
Total Primary Revenue $716,694,162
   Other Revenue $85,959,242
TOTAL REVENUE $802,653,404
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $632,626,022
   Administrative Expenses $38,175,963
   Fundraising Expenses $149,912,030
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $820,714,285
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-18,060,904
   
Net Assets $1,155,572,871

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$680,952 0.08% Gary M. Reedy CEO $61,905

Mission

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) 81.57 three stars
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (TX) 86.00 three stars
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (MA) 96.66 four stars
Colorectal Cancer Alliance (DC) 89.88 three stars
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (CA) 92.92 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

Jeffrey L. Kean
Chair

CEO

Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer