EIN 13-5613797

American Heart Association (AHA)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
4,419
City
State
Year formed
1924
Most recent tax filings
2020-06-01
Description
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization. Its purpose is to help prevent America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart disease and stroke.
Also known as...
National Center
Total revenues
$700,362,587
2020
Total expenses
$740,233,913
2020
Total assets
$1,320,358,588
2020
Num. employees
4,419
2020

Program areas at AHA

Science and technology the American Heart Association funds scientific studies seeking new discoveries related to causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Since our founding in 1924, we've invested more than 4.6 billion in research, making us the largest private, not- for-profit funder of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular research. -research spending for fiscal year 2019-20, alone, was 140,080,154 - or 17% of total spending for programs and supporting services. -research awards for the year totaled 120,697,947. See additional information on schedule o.
Professional education research, advances in medicine, and guidelines for best practice are most useful when made available to scientists and healthcare professionals. The aha hosted more than a dozen scientific conferences including scientific sessions and the international stroke conference, as well as meetings focused on specialty areas. Each offered continuing medical education (cme) credits, which are also available through aha online learning programs. See additional information on schedule o.
Public/consumer education informing all americans about ways to reduce their risk of Heart disease and stroke is one of the most important objectives of the American Heart Association. In 2019-20, the Association's public education efforts provided millions of people important information about cardiovascular health. Programs like go red for women help us reach specific audiences with important health messages. See additional information on schedule o.
Community services: quality of care/systems of care -voices for healthy kids awarded 1 million in grants to 22 nonprofits across 19 states, puerto rico and the lummi nation in Washington to support systems and policy work at the state, local and tribal levels that benefit families in need. -over 40 communities received greater access to healthy nutrition through strategies aligned to local needs. This included ensuring acceptance of snap electronic benefit transfer cards at mobile or farmers' markets, expanding access to child nutrition programs after school and at non-school sites, and improving the nutrition standards in workplaces and houses of worship. -with expansion to puerto rico, the aha's empowered to serve business accelerator hosted its first bilingual event and awarded 15,000 in grants to social entrepreneurs shattering barriers to health. -likewise, empowered scholars granted 10,000 to 10 college students enterprising equity solutions in their local communities. -in its first year, the aha social impact fund granted 3 million to 19 organizations breaking down barriers to healthy living. -the aha created the bernard j. tyson impact fund to support community- inspired solutions to health inequities in honor of its namesake, a fearless champion of social justice. Tyson, who died suddenly in 2019, was chairman and ceo of kaiser permanente and a member of the aha board of directors and the aha ceo roundtable. -by the end of 2019-20, 2.6 million had been donated or committed to the bernard j. tyson impact fund to support social entrepreneurs and organizations working to expand access to healthy foods, quality health care, affordable housing and more. -faith and fitness converged with the debut of the empowered and well healthier church challenge, a 12-week health-and-wellness challenge targeted to black women through houses of worship. -families facing food insecurity in los angeles, chicago, philadelphia and birmingham received free produce deliveries, thanks to a 1 million gift from caulipower to the aha. Community services: public advocacy -aha advocacy staff achieved 123 policy wins at the state and community levels in tobacco control, access to care and food security, among other vital areas. -the aha released new principles on health care reform, a blueprint to ensure health care is adequate, accessible and affordable for all people living in the united states. We joined other national health organizations in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in California v. Texas, urging the supreme court to preserve key provisions and patient protections of the affordable care act. -the aha doubled down on its commitment to patients in rural communities, who face a 40% higher prevalence of Heart disease and a 30% increased risk of death from stroke compared to their urban neighbors. In a presidential advisory, the aha issued a call to prioritize rural communities in policies, systems and services. -the aha's bold advocates championed provisions in the families first coronavirus response act (ffcra) and the coronavirus aid, relief and economic security (cares) act. Current priorities include medicaid expansion, telehealth, open enrollment reactivation, health care reform, food security and rollback of preemption law. -lungs blackened by cigarette tar and a Heart patient's zipper incision are among 13 graphic warning labels for cigarette packages and advertisements proposed by the food and drug administration to deter tobacco use. The warning labels are a direct result of a lawsuit we filed to compel the fda to comply with provisions of the 2009 family smoking prevention and tobacco control act. -youth across the country hosted quitlying day events in 106 school districts to call out the e-cigarette industry for deceiving the public about the health effects of vaping and luring teens with flavored products. -aha science and public policy successes were on display during the world congress of cardiology & cardiovascular health, where discussions focused on the global burden of atrial fibrillation and the aha's strategically focused research networks. -for the first time, mental health and neurological disorders were topics during the united nations' high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases. Participants proposed more robust laws and fiscal measures banning tobacco, restricting alcohol advertising, reducing alcohol use, increasing access to healthy foods and taxing sugary drinks.

Grants made by AHA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Partners Healthcare System / Brigham & Womens Hospital IncResearch$16,551,400
Trustees of Boston UniversityResearch$10,698,126
New York University (NYU)Research$7,906,495
...and 285 more grants made totalling $111,195,630

Who funds American Heart Association (AHA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$2,753,724
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,527,132
Schwab Charitable FundHealth$1,549,157
...and 993 more grants received totalling $34,162,722
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesFAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT REGULATORY RESEARCH$3,183,081
Department of Health and Human ServicesPPHF: RACIAL AND ETHNIC APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM FINANCED SOLELY BY PUBLIC PREVENTION AND HEALTH FUNDS$725,582
Department of Health and Human ServicesPARTNER SUPPORT FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PREVENTION$520,434
...and 3 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at AHA

NameTitleCompensation
Nancy BrownChief Executive Officer$2,439,332
Leslie UptonChief Operating Officer$657,283
Cynthia RobertsChief Financial Officer$360,214
Meighan VafaCF Marketing and PRG T / Chief Marketing and P$477,519
Laura SolChief of Staff To the Chief Executive Officer
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for AHA

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$511,100,070
Program services$55,569,012
Investment income and dividends$20,951,154
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$40,967,972
Net rental income$628,732
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$25,394,258
Net income from fundraising events$-10,763,237
Net income from gaming activities$73,262
Net income from sales of inventory$69,859,922
Miscellaneous revenues$-13,418,558
Total revenues$700,362,587

Form 990s for AHA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062020-08-25990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-01-19990View PDF
2016-062017-06-12990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
December 1, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990N for fiscal year 2022
December 1, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 121 new grant, including a grant for $538,587 from The Albertsons Companies Foundation
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 248 new grant, including a grant for $669,318 from Upmc Group
November 11, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 12 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersDisease-focused nonprofitsCharities
Issues
HealthDiseases and disorders
Characteristics
MembershipsPolitical advocacyConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
Address
7272 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Metro area
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
County
Dallas County, TX
Website URL
heart.org/ 
Phone
(800) 242-8721
Facebook page
AmericanHeart 
Twitter profile
@american_heart 
IRS details
EIN
13-5613797
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1924
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
G43: Heart and Circulatory System Diseases, Disorders
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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