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Executive Compensation at Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is a New York City based non-profit organization that raises about $50 million a year. With a focus on advocacy and support for individuals and families affected by autism, Autism Speaks spends about $45 out of every $100 on compensation related expenses.

In 2016, Autism Speaks spent $21.5 million on compensation-related expenses and $10 million on fees for services outside the organization.  The $21.5 million was used to compensate 263 individuals which equates to $82,000 each although 49 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation.  The most 13 highly compensated individuals were: Read more »


Where Does $100 to Autism Speaks Go?

Autism Speaks – a New York City based non-profit 501 (c) (3) – has come under fire over the past few years for a variety of reasons not least of which is how the organization spends revenue. With 263 employees (in 2016), 49 of whom earn more than $100,000 annually, Autism Speaks is not an organization focused on “curing” autism by awarding research grants (although the organization spent about $7.4 million or 15% of revenue on grants, of which $4.4 million in grants were awarded for science and research grants while $3 million was spent on family services and fellowships). Instead, Autism Speaks is a labor intensive organization working to enhance the lives of those afflicted with autism and their families through advocacy and support. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the ASPCA

The ASPCA is a New York-based non-profit that raises about $200 million a year and has about $230 million in net fund assets. With 1,177 employees that cost the organization nearly $80 million a year (an average of $68,000 each), the ASPCA focuses on animal welfare.

The IRS Form 990 (2016) reports that 161 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 15 most highly compensated individuals listed below: Read more »


How is Revenue Spent at the ASPCA?

The ASPCA is one of the most widely recognized non-profits focused on animal welfare in the country.  Founded in 1866, the ASPCA has been around for more than 150 years.  As is the case with most non-profits, the issue isn’t whether the ASPCA does good things (they do) but  whether they could do more or better with the public support they receive.

The Form 990 (2016) submitted to the IRS reveals the following key information about the ASPCA including Revenue and Expenses, Assets and Liabilities, Independent Contractors, and Fundraising: Read more »


Executive Compensation at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Rye Brook, New York with 1,302 employees who received total compensation of $97.8 million, which equates to an average of $75,000 per individual. However, the IRS Form 990 reports that 164 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation in the year ending June 30, 2017.

The most highly compensated individuals (12) were compensated $4.1 million (an average of $342,000 each): Read more »


Where Does $100 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Go?

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) whose mission is to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease, and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. To do this, LLS primarily focuses on three major programs:

  • Patient and Community Services
  • Research Programs
  • Public Health Education

According to the IRS Form 990 (2016) for the year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2107, the following key information was reported: Read more »


Top Ten Financial Tips to Know About St. Jude’s

St. Jude’s is one of the most popular non-profit organizations in the country because the charity’s mission appeals to donors:  they treat and help children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. But, before making donations, donors should understand that St. Jude’s is actually two organizations:

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (Hospital)
  • ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (ALSAC)

ALSAC stands for the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities and “exists for the sole purpose of raising funds and building awareness to support the current and future needs of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc” while the Hospital treats and helps the children along with their families. The Hospital has a beneficial interest in the assets of ALSAC but the organizations are separate non-profit 501 (c)(3) entities with specific functions: ALSAC raises funds while the Hospital provides the treatment.

Over the past 6 years, ALSAC reported the following information (in millions) on the IRS Forms 990 (2011-2016): Read more »


Where Does $100 to the American Association for Cancer Research Go?

The American Association for Cancer Research  is actually two (2) affiliated organizations:

  • The American Association for Cancer Research, Inc. (AACR):  a 501 (c) (3) based in Philadelphia that is primarily engaged in three activities:  awarding research grants, scientific awards, fellowships, and career development, conducting annual meetings, special conferences and educational workshops for members and non-members, and the publication of journals.
  • The American Association for Cancer Research Foundation (AACRF):  a 501 (c) (3) based out of the same office as AACR that is primarily engaged in raising funds for AACR.

Because AACRF is a major source of revenue for AACR, both organizations need to be analyzed to understand the inflow of revenue and the outflow of expenses. Read more »


Where Does $100 to Vietnam Veterans of America Go?

The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is a 501 (c) (19) – an organization with past or present members of the armed forces (75% or more), that is exempt from federal income taxes. Donations are deductible as charitable contributions.  Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, VVA has 119 employees who “support a range of issues affecting Vietnam veterans and their families.”

According to the IRS Form 990 (2016) for the year beginning March 1, 2016 and ending February 28, 2017, VVA raised $8.7 million from the following sources: Read more »


Executive Compensation at UNICEF

UNICEF is one of the most well-known charities in the world. Formed in 1947, UNICEF in the US is based in New York City.  In 2016, the United States Fund for UNICEF raised $553 million – an increase of $53 million more than in 2015 – and most of which came from contributions, gifts, and grants.  Expenses totaled $545 million with the remaining revenue added to the net fund balance which had $114 million at year-end. Read more »