Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

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 and includes data from FY2015, 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.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2015
Number of death caused by cancer
589,430
Provide multi-channel resource navigation options
203,000
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
261,500
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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.
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

Charts

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

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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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (TX) 92.08 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