The 50 largest US charities ranked by total income

RANK NAME, HEADQUARTERS, YEAR FOUNDED PHONE CATEGORY TOTAL INCOME IN MILLIONS (1999) PUBLIC SUPPORT IN MILLIONS (1999) PERCENT OF TOTAL REVENUE DEVOTED TO PROGRAMS SALARY & BENEFITS OF HIGHEST-PAID OFFICIAL(1) AIP GRADE (4) PAS RATING (4) 1 Lutheran Services in America,(2) St. Paul, Minn, 1988 651-696-0385 Human services $3,684.70 $559.00 87.40% $91,467.00 no rating no rating 2 The National Council of YMCAs, Chicago, 1851 800-872-9622 Human services $3,606.00 $693.30 70.20% $324,260.00 B+ no rating 3 Salvation Army, Alexandria, Va., 1865 703-684-5500 Human services $2,717.80 $1,396.90 60.70% $118,436.00 A meets standards 4 United Jewish Communities,(3) New York, 1999 212-284-6500 Human services $2,432.00 $1,891.00 69.90% $372,499.00 no rating no rating 5 American Red Cross, Washington, 1881 202-737-8300 Human services $2,405.40 $678.30 85.40% $279,942.00 A meets standards 6 Catholic Charities USA,(2) Alexandria, Va., 1910 703-549-1390 Human services $2,309.00 $385.30 88.60% $105,826.00 no rating no rating 7 Goodwill Industries International, Bethesda, Md., 1902 301-530-6500 Human services $1,649.50 $262.20 84.30% $270,830.00 A no rating 8 Boys & Girls Club of America, Atlanta, 1906 404-815-5700 Human services $800.00 $362.30 76.60% $277,403.00 A no rating 9 The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Va., 1951 703-841-5300 Conservation $704.00 $403.50 40.50% $210,151.00 A– meets standards 10 Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, Boston, 1991 800-682-4438 Fin svcs/prod dev $670.20 $573.40 56.40% $221,700.00 no rating no rating 11 American Cancer Society Inc., Atlanta, 1913 800-227-2345 Health $668.90 $620.00 59.40% $475,799.00 B meets standards 12 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, 1922 212-541-7800 Human services $660.70 $238.50 66.30% $276,920.00 B meets standards 13 YWCA of the USA, New York, 1906 212-273-7800 Human services $658.00 $161.60 77.40% $206,008.00 A/B–(5) no rating 14 Boy Scouts of America, Irving, Texas, 1910 972-580-2000 Human services $646.60 $273.80 75.70% $539,865.00 A/B–(5) no rating 15 Girl Scouts of the USA,(2) New York, 1912 800-223-0624 Human services $625.30 $112.60 71.70% $648,790.00 A no rating 16 Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, Fla., 1922 800-241-4438 Health $609.10 $250.20 56.00% $383,968.00 A+/F(5) does not meet all standards 17 National Easter Seal Society, Chicago, 1919 312-726-6200 Health $543.10 $138.10 76.90% $344,918.00 B– meets standards 18 Volunteers of America, Alexandria, Va., 1896 703-548-2288 Human services $490.90 $52.30 81.90% $212,000.00 B+ meets standards 19 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1846 202-357-1300 Civic/cultural $485.90 $145.60 55.40% $418,503.00 no rating no rating 20 America's Second Harvest, Chicago, 1979 312-263-2303 Fin svcs/prod dev $473.20 $470.90 99.30% $118,100.00 B+ meets standards 21 Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, Ga., 1976 912-924-6935 Relief/development $466.70 $309.00 65.90% $81,188.00 C+ meets standards 22 American Heart Association, Dallas, 1924 800-242-8721 Health $436.40 $357.80 73.80% $337,566.00 A– meets standards 23 CARE USA, Atlanta, 1945 404-681-2552 Relief/development $425.60 $120.00 88.30% $305,517.00 B+ meets standards 24 Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, Va., 1969 703-7339-5000 Civic/cultural $421.80 $182.40 99.30% $231,612.00 no rating no rating 25 ALSAC-St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., 1957 800-877-5833 Health $420.70 $238.90 46.10% $355,327.00 A– meets standards 26 World Vision, Federal Way, Wash., 1950 253-815-1000 Relief/development $408.10 $331.40 77.00% $241,850.00 B– review in progress 27 Campus Crusade for Christ Inc., Orlando, Fla., 1951 407-826-2000 Religious $360.20 $315.00 80.20% $109,480.00 no rating no rating 28 Gifts In Kind International, Alexandria, Va., 1984 703-836-2121 Fin svcs/prod dev $349.70 $346.50 82.00% $169,400.00 A– no rating 29 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1870 212-879-5500 Civic/cultural $340.70 $100.00 53.90% $991,415.00 no rating meets standards 30 City of Hope, Los Angeles, 1913 626-359-8111 Health $334.60 $141.30 88.50% $553,376.00 B+ no rating 31 Larry Jones Intl. Ministries/Feed the Children, Oklahoma City, 1979 405-942-0228 Fin svcs/prod dev $314.40 $312.10 84.50% $122,544.00 F review in progress 32 Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, 1943 800-235-2772 Relief/development $296.70 $117.20 82.40% $198,805.00 A– meets standards 33 Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, 1951 617-632-3000 Health $275.90 $73.60 77.70% $527,935.00 no rating no rating 34 AmeriCares Foundation, New Canaan, Conn., 1982 800-486-4357 Fin svcs/prod dev $268.10 $267.00 92.90% $197,069.00 B– does not meet all standards 35 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,(3) Williamsburg, Va., 1928 757-229-1000 Civic/cultural $239.80 $28.00 39.30% $473,721.00 no rating no rating 36 Metropolitan Opera Association Inc., New York, 1883 212-799-3100 Civic/cultural $206.50 $94.10 74.40% $806,000.00 no rating meets standards 37 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, 1975 206-667-5000 Health $198.90 $26.00 81.20% $326,321.00 no rating no rating 38 March of Dimes, White Plains, N.Y., 1938 914-428-7100 Health $195.30 $181.30 73.50% $329,808.00 B– meets standards 39 American Lung Association, New York, 1904 212-315-8700 Health $188.90 $130.60 69.60% $288,000.00 C– meets standards 40 American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1869 212-769-5100 Civic/cultural $182.40 $36.30 49.20% $460,763.00 no rating does not meet all standards 41 Special Olympics Inc.,(3) Washington, 1968 202-628-3630 Human services $182.30 $140.10 63.20% $210,852.00 C meets standards 42 Food For The Poor, Deerfield Beach, Fla., 1982 954-427-2222 Fin svcs/prod dev $182.00 $145.30 90.30% $228,276.00 C+ review in progress 43 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1893 312-443-3600 Civic/cultural $179.10 $39.50 53.70% $407,890.00 no rating no rating 44 Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia, 1945 215-567-7000 Human services $171.10 $148.50 74.40% $177,705.00 A+ no rating 45 US Fund for UNICEF, New York, 1946 212-686-5522 Fin svcs/prod dev $169.60 $161.00 89.50% $260,039.00 B– no rating 46 Father Flanagan's Boys's; Home, Boys Town, Neb., 1917 402-498-1111 Human services $162.80 $79.20 76.10% $294,763.00 B/F (5) meets standards 47 National Benevolent Association, St. Louis, 1887 314-993-9000 Human services $160.20 $20.40 80.00% $195,723.00 no rating no rating 48 Hadassah Medical Relief Association Inc., New York, 1912 212-355-7900 Human services $158.70 $96.40 67.90% $171,664.00 no rating no rating 49 Girls Inc., New York, 1945 800-374-4475 Human services $158.20 $68.90 74.10% $139,351.00 B meets standards 50 Museum Of Modern Art, New York, 1929 212-708-9400 Civic/cultural $151.80 $68.10 44.00% $285,788.00 no rating does not meet all standards (1)The Chronicle of Philanthropy; (2) FY '98 data; (3) FY '99 estimate by org.; (4)AIP: AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHILANTHROPY; PAS: PHILANTHROPIC ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE COUNCIL OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUS; (5)SECOND GRADE REFLECTS REDUCTION BECAUSE OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF UNUSED ASSETS

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