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CHADD Funding Sources

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We rely on many sources of funding to support the activities of the association. Our total revenue in FY15 was $2,603,760.


Membership Dues – Membership dues from individuals, families, professionals, and organizations totaled $310,437 this year, and accounts for 12% of our overall revenue.

Conferences - Our annual conference, held in Rosemont, IL in the fall of 2014, generated revenue of $354,357, including conference registrations, exhibits, sponsorships, events, and book sales. This is 14% of our total revenue.

Advertising – Advertising in Attention magazine, our online newsletters, and on our website accounted for $131,843, or 5% of CHADD’s revenue for the year.

Government Grants – CHADD received $826,358 from the Centers for Disease Control in a contract for our National Resource Center on ADHD. This is 32% of our total revenue.

Pharmaceutical Grants – Grants from pharmaceutical companies accounted for $700,000 in funds, or 27% of our total revenue. Information about these grants, and what the funds are used for, is available from CHADD.

Other Revenue – A variety of smaller revenue areas generated $11,359.

Donations – Donations to CHADD account for $256,476 or 10% of the revenue generated.

Interest – CHADD accrued $12,930 in interest.

Each year CHADD’s finances are audited by an independent auditing firm. Other sources of information on our finances include the IRS Form 990 that is posted to the website each year once completed by our auditors. If you would like further information, please contact CHADD’s COO at (301) 306-7070.