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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Tinnitus Association

Committed to a cure

two stars

79.74

522 Southwest Fifth Avenue Suite 825
Portland, OR 97204
tel: (800) 634-8978   Web Site
EIN: 93-0749558

Board Leadership
Melanie West
Chair

CEO
Melanie West
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.74 two stars
  Financial 71.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

two stars

71.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
64.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth -18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Tinnitus Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Tinnitus Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Tinnitus Association (OR) 79.74 two stars
Organization for Autism Research (VA) 95.46 four stars
Beyond Celiac (PA) 91.74 four stars
National Alopecia Areata Foundation (CA) 91.42 four stars
Histiocytosis Association (NJ) 89.55 three stars

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The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. Since 1980, ATA has awarded more than $5 million providing researchers with seed money to launch their work. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. In almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who has tinnitus can hear it. People describe hearing different sounds: ringing, crickets, whooshing, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones, even music.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,002,731
   Federated Campaigns $15,926
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,018,657
   Program Service Revenue $23,585
Total Primary Revenue $1,042,242
   Other Revenue $19,352
TOTAL REVENUE $1,061,594
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $426,900
   Administrative Expenses $126,144
   Fundraising Expenses $211,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $764,657
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $296,937
   
Net Assets $982,873

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Advocacy $170,671 40.0%
Research $145,138 34.0%
Support $111,091 26.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 79.74 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.12 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 69.48 one star
2013-06 12/22/2014 79.19 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 79.83 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 69.43 one star
2010-06 12/01/2011 71.06 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 70.92 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 79.52 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 68.79 one star
2008-06 04/01/2010 64.08 one star
2007-06 03/01/2008 82.19 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 73.93 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 85.70 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 77.37 two stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 80.60 three 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 93-0749558
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code G42
NTEE Classification Ear and Throat Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(149) Other instruction and training
(161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 May, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$87,499 11.44% Cara James Executive Director

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. Since 1980, ATA has awarded more than $5 million providing researchers with seed money to launch their work. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. In almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who has tinnitus can hear it. People describe hearing different sounds: ringing, crickets, whooshing, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones, even music.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Tinnitus Association (OR) 79.74 two stars
Huntington's Disease Society of America (NY) 91.37 four stars
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (PA) 94.52 four stars
American Brain Tumor Association (IL) 88.36 three stars
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (PA) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Tinnitus Association
522 Southwest Fifth Avenue
Suite 825
Portland, OR 97204
tel: (800) 634-8978
fax: (503) 248-0024
EIN: 93-0749558

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5
Portland, OR 97207

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Board Leadership

Melanie West
Chair

CEO

Melanie West
CEO

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