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About American Heart Association, Inc.

American Heart Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the fight against heart disease and stroke (both among the nation's top killers), as well as other cardiovascular illnesses. In addition to conducting research, the association serves as a clearinghouse for information on heart-related diseases and conditions. It also acts as an advocate on public policy issues related to its mission. The organization boasts a National Center in Dallas, as well as affiliate offices throughout the US and in Puerto Rico. AHA was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists who recognized the need to widely share their heart disease education and research.


AHA has funded more than $4.3 billion in research in the past 70 years and boasts more than 40 million volunteers and supporters.

Its programs help to improve the cardiovascular health of people across the US, fight childhood obesity, and reach audiences facing unique health risks such as women, African-Americans, and Hispanics.

The organization generates revenue through special fundraising events, among other avenues, such as the annual Heart Walk.

Geographic Reach

AHA is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has more than 150 local offices across all 50 US states.

Financial Performance

AHA reported $933 million in fiscal 2018 (ended June) revenue, up 2% from the prior year. Special events are the association's largest single revenue source, accounting for about 35% of the total. Contributions and bequests combined represented another 35% and CPR training brought in about 15%.

Expenses in 2018 totaled $891 million, with public health education accounting for about 35% of the total, followed by research (some 20%) and professional education and training (more than 15%).

Cash at the end of fiscal 2018 was $65 million, an increase of about $20 million from the prior year. Cash used in operations totaled $12 million, while investing activities provided $32 million, mainly from proceeds on sales and investments.



AHA's strategic focus is on the intersection of science and technology. Like all entities -- public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit -- the association is exploring and investing in emerging technologies to help it achieve its goals. In 2018 it announced Cardeation Capital, a $30 million venture capital fund with Royal Philips and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to enable new discoveries in heart and stroke care. AHA has also formed a joint venture with Laerdal Medical, RQI Partners, to help reduce deaths from preventable cardiac arrest.

Company Background

AHA was founded by six cardiologists in 1924. In 1997 the American Stroke Association was created as a division to bring together the organization's stroke-related activities.

American Heart Association, Inc.

Dallas, TX 75231-5129
Phone: 1 (214) 373-6300

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CEO: Nancy A. Brown
Chairman: James J. Postl
Chief Science and Medical Officer: Rose Marie Robertson
Employees (This Location): 980
Employees (All Locations): 3,500

Major Office Locations

Dallas, TX

Other Locations

Anchorage, AK
Birmingham, AL
Mobile, AL
Fayetteville, AR
Tempe, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Burlingame, CA
Chico, CA
Fresno, CA
Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Oakland, CA
Riverside, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
Colorado Springs, CO
Denver, CO
Wallingford, CT
Washington, DC
Newark, DE
Jacksonville, FL
Orlando, FL
Panama City, FL
Saint Petersburg, FL
Tallahassee, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Atlanta, GA
Augusta, GA
Bogart, GA
Honolulu, HI
Chicago, IL
Rock Island, IL
Springfield, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Baton Rouge, LA
Houma, LA
New Orleans, LA
Shreveport, LA
Somerset, MA
Waltham, MA
Scarborough, ME
Grand Rapids, MI
Okemos, MI
Springfield, MO
Gulfport, MS
Jackson, MS
Charlotte, NC
Morrisville, NC
Lincoln, NE
Stanton, NE
Manchester, NH
Audubon, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Reno, NV
Albany, NY
New York, NY
Plainview, NY
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchase, NY
Syracuse, NY
Utica, NY
Akron, OH
Canton, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH
Dayton, OH
Greenville, OH
Maumee, OH
Youngstown, OH
Tulsa, OK
Allentown, PA
Conshohocken, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Lancaster, PA
Lemoyne, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Providence, RI
Florence, SC
Greenville, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
New Underwood, SD
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Amarillo, TX
Austin, TX
Beaumont, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas, TX
El Paso, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Irving, TX
Mesquite, TX
Saint Paul, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Arlington, VA
Roanoke, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Seattle, WA
Madison, WI
Charleston, WV