EIN 13-1788491

American Cancer Society (ACS)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
4,320
State
Year formed
1922
Most recent tax filings
2020-12-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
To eliminate Cancer as a major health problem by preventing Cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from the disease, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Through our 11 geogragraphic divisions & nationwide corporate center, we ...
Related structure
ACS is a parent organization to a group of 9 other organizations.
Also known as...
National Home Office
Total revenues
$576,295,531
2020
Total expenses
$564,007,903
2020
Total assets
$1,700,046,787
2020
Num. employees
4,320
2020

Program areas at ACS

To comply with government mandates and guidelines to slow the spread of the covid-19 virus, we temporarily closed offices, discovery shops, hope lodges and postponed or canceled in-person fundraising events. We suspended patient assistance programs to prioritize the safety of Cancer patients, volunteers and employees. Cancer research was limited due to closure of research facilities. The reduction in fundraising events caused a significant revenue decline. In response, we implemented cost containment measures to reduce expenses. We made a strategic decision to reduce and realign our physical and staffing footprint aimed at increasing our mission impact. Overall, our actions minimized the impact of the revenue decline resulting in an increase to our total net assets. For research accomplishments see schedule o.research programs provide financial support to fund and conduct research into the causes of Cancer; how it can be prevented, detected early, and treated successfully; how to improve the quality of life for people living with Cancer; and to advocate for laws and policies that help further Cancer research. Our research program expenses included both our extramural research grants and intramural program, which included our comprehensive Cancer prevention study (cps-3).
Prevention programs provide the public and health professionals with information and education to prevent Cancer occurrence and to reduce the risk of developing Cancer. Prevention expenses included activities such as our ongoing advocacy efforts to increase certain state tobacco taxes through our grants to affiliates and promoting the human papillomavirus (hpv) vaccination in addition to general prevention work.
Patient support programs assist Cancer patients and their families in an effort to ease the burden of the disease for them. Expenses included in our specific assistance to individuals are patient support programs, such as our 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year national Cancer information center, and our hope lodge facilities, which provide free, high quality, temporary lodging for patients and their caregivers close to treatment centers, thereby easing the emotional and financial burden of finding affordable lodging.

Who funds American Cancer Society (ACS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Community Foundation of Collier CountyChallenge Grant$8,950,000
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$5,246,285
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,549,897
...and 889 more grants received totalling $41,032,023
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesCENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION - CATEGORY C: HOSPITAL SYSTEMS$2,056,633
Department of Health and Human ServicesCOMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING PROGRAM$728,896
Department of Health and Human ServicesIMMUNIZATION COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS$230,574
...and 18 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at ACS

NameTitleCompensation
Gary M. ReedyChief Executive Officer$937,478
Kris KimChief Operating Officer
Kael ReicinChief Financial Officer
Sharon ByersChief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer$720,953
Dru RaiChief Information Officer
...and 25 more key personnel

Financials for ACS

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$533,262,107
Program services$31,098
Investment income and dividends$19,282,387
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$3,882,321
Net rental income$245,814
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$26,803,399
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$578,623
Net income from sales of inventory$-15,050,421
Miscellaneous revenues$7,260,203
Total revenues$576,295,531

Form 990s for ACS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-04990View PDF
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122020-02-07990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-25990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 8, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 90 new grant, including a grant for $1,020,648 from CHC Creating Healthier Communities
November 22, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 435 new grant, including a grant for $8,950,000 from Community Foundation of Collier County
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersDisease-focused nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Issues
HealthDiseases and disordersCancer
Characteristics
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
Address
3380 Chastain Meadows Pky NW No 2
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Metro area
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Website URL
cancer.org/ 
Phone
(800) 227-2345
Facebook page
AmericanCancerSociety 
Twitter profile
@americancancer 
IRS details
EIN
13-1788491
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1922
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
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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