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The 50 largest US charities ranked by total income

December 6, 1999



RANK/NAME,HEADQUARTERS,YEAR FOUNDED/PHONE/CATEGORY/TOTAL INCOME IN MILLIONS 1998/PUBLIC SUPPORT IN MILLIONS 1998/ PERCENT OF TOTAL REVENUE DEVOTED TO PROGRAMS SALARY & BENEFITS OF HIGHEST-PAID OFFICIAL

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1 The National Council of YMCAs, Chicago, 1851 800-872-9622 Human services $3,248.7 $612.7 72.6% $319,770

2 Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va., 1910 703-549-1390 Human services 2,309.0 385.3 88.6 95,227

3 Salvation Army, Alexandria, Va., 1865 703-684-5500 Human services 2,078.2 1,235.0 73.1 77,754

4 American Red Cross, Washington, 1881 202-737-8300 Human services 2,057.8 543.3 86.6 271,658

5 Goodwill Industries International, Bethesda, Md., 1902 301-530-6500 Human services 1,503.7 166.4 84.1 253,468

6 Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, Fla., 1922 800-241-4438 Health 1,493.6 246.5 24.5 379,231

7 The Arc, Arlington, Texas, 1950 817-261-6003 Human services 1,261.8 127.0 84.9 179,902

8 Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, Boston, 1991 800-682-4438 In-kind gifts 695.3 571.9 40.1 274,300

9 Boy Scouts of America, Irving, Texas, 1910 972-580-2000 Human services 648.9 269.6 70.6 537,314

10 YWCA of the USA, New York, 1906 212-273-7800 Human services 629.9 156.0 78.2 188,699

11 Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, 1906 404-815-5700 Human services 608.5 307.4 74.9 265,962

12 American Cancer Society Inc., Atlanta, 1913 404-320-3333 Health 604.3 556.2 58.2 333,668

13 Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, 1912 800-223-0624 Human services 596.7 106.2 71.2 260,163

14 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, 1922 212-541-7800 Human services 554.2 144.0 76.1 245,853

15 Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Va., 1951 703-841-5300 Conservation 493.8 289.8 42.8 217,150

16 National Easter Seal Society, Chicago, 1919 312-726-6200 Health 471.9 130.6 78.2 322,341

17 Volunteers of America, Alexandria, Va. 1896 703-548-2288 Human Services 456.3 50.8 82.1 190,000

18 American Heart Association, Dallas, 1924 800-242-8721 Health 429.6 325.9 72.6 309,596

19 ALSAC/St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.,1957 800-877-5833 Health 421.6 213.8 41.6 370,558

20 Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, Ga., 1976 912-924-6935 Relief/development 397.5 268.3 65.8 39,264

21 Second Harvest, Chicago, 1979 312-263-2303 In-kind gifts 395.0 392.4 99.3 189,069

22 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1846 202-357-1300 Civic/cultural 389.8 75.3 67.6 375,552

23 CARE USA, Atlanta, 1945 404-681-2552 Relief/development 385.5 98.7 88.0 305,517

24 World Vision, Federal Way, Wash., 1950 253-815-1000 Relief/development 358.4 297.2 76.1 140,922

25 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1870 212-879-5500 Civic/cultural 345.9 95.8 48.7 310,667

26 United Jewish Appeal Inc., New York, 1938 212-284-6500 Human services 314.2 314.1 87.6 344,599

27 Campus Crusade for Christ, Orlando, Fla. 1951 407-826-2000 Religious 296.9 256.0 85.3 62,450

28 Gifts in Kind International, Alexandria, Va., 1984 703-836-2121 In-kind gifts 291.5 288.5 99.1 182,486

29 City of Hope, Los Angeles, 1913 626-359-8111 Health 275.0 63.7 77.5 632,494

30 Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, 1943 800-235-2772 Relief/development 268.2 103.6 83.7 167,530

31 Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, 1951 617-632-3000 Health 251.3 64.6 57.1 482,959

32 Larry Jones Intl. Ministries/Feed the Children, Oklahoma City, 1979 405-942-0228 In-kind gifts 203.7 201.4 78.4 109,465

33 AmeriCares Foundation, New Canaan, Conn., 1982 800-486-4357 In-kind gifts 198.9 198.4 97.7 179,694

34 Metropolitan Opera Association Inc., New York, 1883 212-799-3100 Civic/cultural 194.0 76.5 74.4 648,000

35 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1893 312-443-3600 Civic/cultural 188.4 32.2 48.5 323,731

36 March of Dimes, White Plains, N.Y., 1938 914-428-7100 Health 178.4 165.2 72.4 283,990

37 American Lung Association, New York, 1904 212-315-8700 Health 175.7 112.1 72.7 281,000

38 WellStar Cobb Hospital, Marietta, Ga., 1968 770-732-4000 Health 170.1 20.9 48.4 242,222

39 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Va., 1928 757-229-1000 Civic/cultural 164.5 24.8 51.0 332,526

40 American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1869 212-769-5100 Civic/cultural 159.8 51.2 48.0 416,908

41 US Committee for UNICEF, New York, 1946 212-686-5522 In-kind gifts 157.6 148.0 88.7 208,092

42 American Bible Society, New York, 1816 800-322-4253 Religious 155.0 30.6 39.9 257,638

43 Special Olympics International Inc., Washington, 1968 202-628-3630 Human services 153.5 115.6 63.7 212,800

44 Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Evanston, Ill., 1917 847-866-3000 Human services 152.5 79.8 68.8 236,131

45 Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1929 212-708-9400 Civic/cultural 150.9 67.7 43.1 263,639

46 Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1926 312-329-4000 Religious 149.2 65.2 45.6 180,585

47 Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, 1974 215-728-6900 Health 148.5 15.3 75.4 439,500

48 National Benevolent Association, St. Louis, 1887 314-993-9000 Human services 147.3 15.9 83.0 139,764

49 Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia, 1945 215-567-7000 Human services 143.9 121.6 73.0 126,664

50 Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, Neb., 1917 402-498-1111 Human services 138.3 76.1 80.8 305,853

Sources: The NonProfit Times (except where noted); The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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