Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Cancer Society

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

two stars

71.86

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 71.86 two stars
  Financial 60.32 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

one star

60.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$863,304 0.10% John Seffrin Chief Executive Officer $78,482

Mission

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

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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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