EIN 13-1788491

American Cancer Society (ACS)

IRS 501(c) type
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Year formed
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NTEE code, primary
ACS advocates cancer prevention, research & patient support. Provides 24/7 patient support for information on reducing cancer risk and innovative treatment initiatives.
Related structure
ACS is a parent organization to a group of 9 other organizations.
Also known as...
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Program areas at ACS

Patient Support: The American Cancer Society, Inc. (ACS) offers programs and services to help individuals during and after cancer treatment. We provide the latest, evidence-based cancer information and are available 24/7 to help people facing cancer find services and resources, whether they want to understand their diagnosis and treatment options, learn how to cope with side effects, find transportation, or need lodging when treatment is far from home. We provide information and support to people with cancer, caregivers, and survivors through online communities and one-on-one support.
Advocacy: ACS promotes policies that build healthier communities, create safer workplaces, and provide greater, more equitable access to quality medical care. Advocacy efforts include, but are not limited to, grants to affiliates. As ACS' nonprofit, nonpartisan affiliate, The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. (ACS CAN) advocates for evidence-based public policies to reduce the cancer burden for everyone. ACS CAN is making cancer a top priority for public officials at the federal, state, and local levels. By engaging advocates across the country to make their voices heard, ACS CAN influences legislative and regulatory solutions that will end cancer as we know it, for everyone.
Discovery: ACS launches innovative, high-impact research to find more - and better - treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve quality of life for people facing cancer. We fund research grants and conduct cancer research studies to help accelerate the pace of progress. We conduct equity-focused research to identify and understand issues related to cancer disparities in an effort to advance health equity among all communities.

Grants made by ACS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)Program Support$36,352,310
University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Extramural Research Grant$5,404,260
Northern Arizona University (NAU)Extramural Research Grant$4,080,000
...and 583 more grants made totalling $146,283,001

Who funds American Cancer Society (ACS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$6,341,268
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$3,640,869
The Blackbaud Giving FundGeneral Support$2,908,379
...and 909 more grants received totalling $43,581,698

Personnel at ACS

Karen E KnudsenChief Executive Officer$945,590
Jung H KimFormer Chief Operating Officer$963,222
Kael ReicinChief Finance and Strategy Officer$792,527
Dru RaiChief Information Officer
Catherine E MickleChief Administration Ofcr , Outgoing / Chief Administration Officer / Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Financial Officer , Outgoing and Cao Incoming$395,629
...and 31 more key personnel

Financials for ACS

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$657,648,576
Program services$2,536,835
Investment income and dividends$27,317,494
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,403,478
Net rental income$100,011
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-4,772,127
Net income from fundraising events$-7,778,701
Net income from gaming activities$684,108
Net income from sales of inventory$-15,165,577
Miscellaneous revenues$11,498,832
Total revenues$674,472,929

Form 990s for ACS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-09990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-04990View PDF
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122020-02-07990View PDF
...and 11 more Form 990s
Data update history
November 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 26, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 104 new grant, including a grant for $2,908,379 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 658 new grant, including a grant for $6,341,268 from American Online Giving Foundation
July 16, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersDisease-focused nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthDiseases and disordersCancer
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
3380 Chastain Meadows Pkwy NW 200
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Metro area
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Website URL
(800) 227-2345
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G30: Cancer
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
Parent/child status
Parent of group exemption
Central organization
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