American Cancer Society

Organization's name: American Cancer Society
Headquarters address  
Address: 250 Williams Street
Atlanta, GA 30303-1002

United States of America
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
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  • Chinese
  • English
  • Portuguese


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Aging
  • Women
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • India
  • China
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Improve maternal health
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1913
Year of registration (YYYY): 1913
Organizational structure: The American Cancer Society, Inc. consists of a National Home Office with 13 chartered Divisions throughout the United States.
Number and type of members: More than 3,400 local offices nationwide are organized to deliver cancer prevention, early detection, and patient services programs at the community level. Overseas, we employ staff on the ground in four countries.
Affiliation with NGO networks: ACS works with more than 80 NGOs worldwide to build capacity.
Funding structure:
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Advancement of Women

Affiliation with other organizations: ACS works with NGOs to build their capacity to fight breast and cervical cancer in more than 20 countries. In Africa, cervical is the leading cancer killer among women.