Financial Information

In managing the resources our supporters have entrusted to us, we at the American Cancer Society are as tough on ourselves as we are on the disease we fight.

The Society invests hundreds of millions of dollars every year to fight cancer on a global scale and has earned the public trust by demonstrating a history of careful and proven financial stewardship. We have nearly a century of experience being a responsible, responsive, and independent organization – in fact, less than one percent of our revenues come from the government. This means we raise nearly all of our money through private individual donations, which helps to ensure our independence.

When individuals are seeking to make a charitable contribution, we know there are many choices, and we encourage people to look at how effectively the organization delivers on its mission, in addition to how efficiently it operates. We at the American Cancer Society believe although we may not be a publicly traded company, we are publicly held. We are deeply committed to reporting to our “shareholders” – the millions of people who support us each year – our effectiveness and efficiency as an organization, and do so each year in our American Cancer Society Stewardship Report.

To learn more about our financial information, please visit the sections below.

The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Seal

The American Cancer Society is proud to hold the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal, which provides a clear, concise, and accessible means for donors and constituents to find out if a national charity meets comprehensive standards established by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

American Cancer Society Stewardship Report

The American Cancer Society's 2016 Stewardship Report is designed to provide a transparent look at the operating effectiveness and efficiency of our organization. Similar to the accounting that public companies provide shareholders, the American Cancer Society's Stewardship Report chronicles specifically how and where the Society uses its resources and demonstrates measurable progress toward evidence-based organizational goals in support of its lifesaving mission.