The American Heart Association (AHA) is one of the most popular and recognized non-profits in the United States with enormous public support but 2018-2019 was not a great year for the organization. Total revenue reported was down 12% to $746 million (compared to $852 million the prior year). That the AHA has nearly a billion dollars in their net fund balance is also noteworthy.
By most accounts, this organization is a magnet for public contributions and an expert at raising and saving money. But, are they accomplishing their mission, which is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke (especially with hundreds of recipes on their website calling for eggs, dairy products, beef, poultry, pork – including bacon, a Type 1 carcinogen according to the World Health Organization, oil, sugar and white flour)? With heart disease the number one cause of death in the United States for decades, one has to wonder if all the contributions to the AHA are really helping to prevent and reverse heart disease? Read more
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a trade organization that is a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (6) that represents and works on behalf of its members (hospitals/owners of hospitals) to advocate their positions to government entities (i.e. Congress, Senate, etc) and provide education and assistance to its members.
In 2017, the AHA raised $137 million (primarily through membership dues, education and licensing) and spent $123 million (not including $3 million in depreciation), with unspent revenue allocated to the fund balance. With more than $218 million in net fund assets, the organization reported about $10 million in investment income/net gain on the sale of assets for the year.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, the AHA has 417 employees who were compensated $60.3 million in 2017, which equates to an average compensation of $145,000. However, only 152 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation which means a smaller amount of employees received significant higher compensation. The 17 most highly compensated employees were compensated $12 million and were reported to be: Read more