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Efficiency and Transparency

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is proud to be a part of a very select group of high-performing charities who have earned a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

According to Charity Navigator, the most efficient charities spend less than 10% of their budget on fundraising, less than 15% on administration and at least 75% of their budget on the services they provide.  The Golden West Chapter exceeds this criteria while providing a wide range of essential services to the ALS community with an unparalleled degree of efficiency.

Charity Navigator has awarded the Golden West Chapter its highest rating possible in recognition of our ongoing commitment to sound fiscal management, accountability and transparency - for the ninth consecutive year! Only 5% of the charitable organizations rated receive this exceptional distinction four or more years in a row.

We invite you to learn more about our finances by reading our Form 990 and Audited Financial Statement. We welcome your questions and feedback at

The Golden West Chapter is committed to ending ALS through innovation, collaboration, and fiscal responsibility. People living with ALS and their families come first in everything we do, and everything we do supports the search for effective treatments and cures for ALS. Learn more about the impact of your support in care services, research, and advocacy below:

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