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Muscular Dystrophy Association
222 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 572-1717
EIN: 13-1665552

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Board Leadership

R. Rodney Howell
Chairman

CEO

Steven M. Derks
President, CEO


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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Muscular Dystrophy Association

For Strength, Independence & Life

 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall 72.74 2 stars
  Financial 62.30 1 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/22/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Primary Revenue Growth -4.9%
  Program Expenses Growth -10.2%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.04
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Muscular Dystrophy Association on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,996,705
   Federated Campaigns $579,185
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $108,315,636
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $283,164
Total Contributions $135,174,690
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $135,174,690
   Other Revenue $5,196,545
TOTAL REVENUE $140,371,235
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $96,106,348
   Administrative Expenses $12,823,614
   Fundraising Expenses $22,585,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $131,515,722
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,855,513
   
Net Assets $6,161,280

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$471,134 0.35% Steven Derks President, CEO

Mission

Created in 1950, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

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