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ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter

Create a world without ALS

four stars

91.65

1919 University Ave W, Suite Suite 175
St. Paul, MN 55104
tel: (612) 672-0484   Web Site
EIN: 41-1756085

Board Leadership
Philip Albert
President

CEO
Jen Hjelle
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.65 four stars
  Financial 88.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ALS Association is the only not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The Minnesota Chapter was incorporated in 1993 when patients, families and related professionals banded together to share in their struggle with this tragic disease and to provide care services, community education and support of national research. We currently serve the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We work together with the National Office to accomplish our mission. The MN/ND/SD focuses primarily on helping local 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.

The ALS Association is the only not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The Minnesota Chapter was incorporated in 1993 when patients, families and related professionals banded together to share in their struggle with this tragic disease and to provide care services, community education and support of national research. We currently serve the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We work together with the National Office to accomplish our mission. The MN/ND/SD focuses primarily on helping local 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

88.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 91.65 four stars
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 93.56 four stars
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 88.85 three stars
The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter (PA) 88.53 three stars
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 89.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,469,842
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,447,128
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,916,970
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,916,970
   Other Revenue $154,764
TOTAL REVENUE $6,071,734
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,680,059
   Administrative Expenses $365,191
   Fundraising Expenses $691,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,736,480
   
Payments to Affiliates $519,970
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,335,254
   
Net Assets $4,773,078

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
Care Services $2,389,386 64.9%
Research $859,392 23.4%
Public Awareness $431,281 11.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-01 03/01/2020 91.65 four stars
2018-01 03/01/2019 88.65 three stars
2017-01 03/01/2018 89.98 three stars
2016-01 05/01/2017 89.50 three stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 92.85 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 11/01/2015 94.28 four stars
2014-01 09/01/2015 87.52 three stars
2013-01 02/01/2014 91.16 four stars
2012-01 11/06/2012 87.46 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 41-1756085
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, 2019
  • January, 2018
  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,418 2.92% Jennifer Hjelle Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 91.65 four stars
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 89.17 three stars
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 93.56 four stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 97.17 four stars
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 93.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter
1919 University Ave W, Suite
Suite 175
St. Paul, MN 55104
tel: (612) 672-0484
fax: (612) 672-9110
EIN: 41-1756085

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Board Leadership

Philip Albert
President

CEO

Jen Hjelle
Executive Director

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