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Executive Compensation at the American Diabetes Association (2019)

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based in Arlington, Virginia.  Over the past several years, the ADA experienced a drop in revenues and a decline in the organization’s endowment but in 2018, with the replacement of the Executive Director and key staff, the numbers increased slightly (by $14 million) but declined by $11 million in 2019. In the most general terms, the organization has raised about $150 million annually over the past three years.

By cutting staff (from 1,500 in 2013 to 956  in 2019) and other expenses, ADA seems to be back on track financially. However, it remains to be seen if the organization will accomplish one of their key goals in the years ahead:  to prevent and cure diabetes. Read more »


Where Does $100 to the American Diabetes Association Go (2019)?

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Established 80 years ago in 1940 when less than a million Americans (or less than 1% of the population) had diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is one of the few (if not only) non-profit organizations working against a disease that has increased thirtyfold (The CDC estimates that more than 30 million people (nearly 10% of the population) in the USA have diabetes – primarily Type 2 which is largely preventable and reversible – and that another 100 million people have pre-diabetes which if not treated often leads to Type 2 within 5 years) over the decades despite hundreds of millions of dollars raised by the organization. Read more »


How $100 is Spent at Turning Point (2020)

Turning Point USA (Turning Point) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 3 that advocates conservative principles on high school, college, and university campuses and in convention centers that focus on attracting high schoolers, college students, and young adults ages 15-25 who they often refer to as activists.

Established in 2012 by Charles Kirk, the President who received nearly $430,000 in compensation, flew first class, and had a discretionary spending account (as do all officers), according to the Form 990 (2019 for the year ending June 30, 2020) submitted to the IRS.

Turning Point is overseen by 4 voting members of the governing body, 3 of whom are independent. All directors are male. Read more »


Where Does $100 to the Southern Poverty Law Center Go?

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was established in 1971 as a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation.

Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the SPLC has 13 independent voting members on its governing body although 15 are listed on the most recent Form 990 (2019 for the year ending October 31, 2020), 9 (60%) of whom are male while 6 (40%) are female. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the UJA Federation of NY

The United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY, Inc is also known as the UJA Federation of NY.  Based in New York City, the UJA Federation of NY is primarily engaged in awarding grants: of the $240 million raised in the year ending June 30, 2020, $163 million (68% of revenue) were awarded in grants. The second largest expense was for compensation. 506 employees received $58 million in compensation, or an average of $115,000.

There are 161 independent voting members (directors) of the UJA Federation of NY,  of which 96 (60%) are male and 65 (40%) are female.

109 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 13 most highly compensated reported to be: Read more »