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Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Empowered by hope

three stars

83.08

801 Roeder Road Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 565-3004   Web Site
EIN: 65-0880021

Board Leadership
Karen A. Fagan
Chair

CEO
Brad A. Wong
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.08 three stars
  Financial 76.08 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy and awareness. PHA was founded in 1987 and was run exclusively by volunteers until 1999. While maintaining its grassroots culture, PHA now employs 34 staff and relies upon an extensive volunteer network to achieve its mission. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare and incurable condition that affects both genders and people of all ages, races and ethnic origins. PH is a simplified name for a complex health problem: high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Arterial narrowing and constriction leads to deterioration of the right side of the heart, and eventually, to heart failure. It is estimated there are approximately 30,000 diagnosed PH patients in the United States, but it is assumed that many more are living with undiagnosed PH.

The mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy and awareness. PHA was founded in 1987 and was run exclusively by volunteers until 1999. While maintaining its grassroots culture, PHA now employs 34 staff and relies upon an extensive volunteer network to achieve its mission. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare and incurable condition that affects both genders and people of all ages, races and ethnic origins. PH is a simplified name for a complex health problem: high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Arterial narrowing and constriction leads to deterioration of the right side of the heart, and eventually, to heart failure. It is estimated there are approximately 30,000 diagnosed PH patients in the United States, but it is assumed that many more are living with undiagnosed PH.

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Financial

two stars

76.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth -4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pulmonary Hypertension Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pulmonary Hypertension Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (MD) 83.08 three stars
The LAM Foundation (OH) 88.89 three stars
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 90.37 four stars
American Lung Association, National Headquarters (IL) 95.87 four stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 86.35 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,141,417
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $413,749
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,555,166
   Program Service Revenue $734,610
Total Primary Revenue $8,289,776
   Other Revenue $356,358
TOTAL REVENUE $8,646,134
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,551,308
   Administrative Expenses $1,291,951
   Fundraising Expenses $772,248
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,615,507
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,030,627
   
Net Assets $16,414,708

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 83.08 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.24 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.20 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.52 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2015 98.55 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.60 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 99.03 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.96 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.78 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 95.34 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.06 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 98.76 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 96.31 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 96.47 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 96.32 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 96.29 four stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 95.89 four 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 65-0880021
Name in IRS Master File PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code G43
NTEE Classification Heart and Circulatory System Diseases, Disorders
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1999
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,475 2.90% Brad Wong President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (MD) 83.08 three stars
The LAM Foundation (OH) 88.89 three stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 86.35 three stars
American Lung Association, National Headquarters (IL) 95.87 four stars
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 90.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
801 Roeder Road
Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 565-3004
fax: (301) 565-3994
EIN: 65-0880021

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Board Leadership

Karen A. Fagan
Chair

CEO

Brad A. Wong
President

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