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The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter

Fighting on every front to improve living with ALS

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three stars

88.66

Four Oxford Road Unit E4
Milford, CT 06460
tel: (203) 874-5050   Web Site
EIN: 04-3417472

Board Leadership
Mary Nescott
President

CEO
Sandy Tripodi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.66 three stars
  Financial 83.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1988, the ALS Association Connecticut Chapter helps people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and leaves no stone unturned in search for the cure. We work together with the National Office of the ALS Association to accomplish our mission. The Connecticut Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.

Founded in 1988, the ALS Association Connecticut Chapter helps people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and leaves no stone unturned in search for the cure. We work together with the National Office of the ALS Association to accomplish our mission. The Connecticut Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.

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Financial

three stars

83.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (CT) 88.66 three stars
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 95.43 four stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 90.46 four stars
The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter (PA) 86.15 three stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 91.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $570,929
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $532,946
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,103,875
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,103,875
   Other Revenue $11,049
TOTAL REVENUE $1,114,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $706,450
   Administrative Expenses $90,265
   Fundraising Expenses $104,986
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $901,701
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $213,223
   
Net Assets $1,316,310

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
2018-01 05/01/2019 88.66 three stars
2017-01 02/01/2018 90.51 four stars
2016-01 02/01/2017 92.21 four stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 89.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 12/01/2015 89.45 three stars
2014-01 09/01/2015 78.50 two stars
2013-01 12/20/2013 86.27 three stars
2012-01 05/01/2013 85.99 three stars
2011-01 03/01/2012 86.06 three stars
2010-01 09/20/2011 84.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 05/01/2011 87.36 three stars
2009-01 06/01/2010 90.10 four stars
2008-01 05/01/2009 83.79 three stars
2007-01 02/01/2008 87.68 three stars
2006-01 02/01/2007 82.62 three stars
2005-01 11/01/2005 82.55 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 04-3417472
Name in IRS Master File AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSN
Ruling Date July, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
  • January, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$50,385 5.58% Sandra Tripodi Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (CT) 88.66 three stars
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 95.21 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 88.22 three stars
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 85.71 three stars
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 92.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter
Four Oxford Road
Unit E4
Milford, CT 06460
tel: (203) 874-5050
fax: (203) 874-7070
EIN: 04-3417472

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Board Leadership

Mary Nescott
President

CEO

Sandy Tripodi
Executive Director

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