Your gift to the American Lung Association helps us save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease in three areas proven to be effective: research, education/programs and advocacy. Every single gift makes a real difference in helping us fulfill our lifesaving mission.

The chart below illustrates the outstanding operating efficiency of the American Lung Association, with 88 cents out of every dollar going to program services nationwide.

Where Your Money Goes

Program services 88% pie chart

As a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity, the American Lung Association values financial accountability and is committed to transparency with our donors and the general public. We also hold a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a Gold Star rating from GuideStar and are a member of the National Health Council.

Page last updated: March 23, 2020

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