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Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Empowered by hope

96.52

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

Board Leadership
Roger Towle
Chair

CEO
Brad A. Wong
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.52
  Financial 95.09
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.09

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
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) 96.52
American Lung Association in California (CA) 90.55
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 92.65
Lung Cancer Alliance (DC) 100.00
American Lung Association of the Southeast (FL) 94.28

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,268,814
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $255,046
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,523,860
   Program Service Revenue $260,123
Total Primary Revenue $8,783,983
   Other Revenue $2,720,922
TOTAL REVENUE $11,504,905
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,484,254
   Administrative Expenses $856,446
   Fundraising Expenses $1,402,469
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,743,169
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,761,736
   
Net Assets $15,949,175

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
Pulmonary Hypertension Association has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.52
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2015 98.55
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.60
2011-12 03/01/2013 99.03
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.96
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.78
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 95.34
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.06
2007-12 03/01/2009 98.76
2006-12 02/01/2008 96.31
2005-12 02/01/2007 96.47
2004-12 01/01/2006 96.32
2003-12 01/05/2005 96.29
2002-12 01/01/2004 95.89

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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$199,329 2.04% Rino Aldrighetti President
Other Salaries of Note
$101,517 1.04% Im Senephimmachack Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (MD) 96.52
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 87.76
Breathe California of the Bay Area (CA) 85.69
The LAM Foundation (OH) 96.57
American Lung Association in California (CA) 90.55

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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

Roger Towle
Chair

CEO

Brad A. Wong
President

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