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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines (Grantmaking)

National Gaucher Foundation

Providing support through financial, educational, and research programs

two stars

70.65

5410 Edson Lane Suite 220
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (800) 504-3189   Web Site
EIN: 52-1350226

CEO
Brian Berman
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.65 two stars
  Financial 93.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 59.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Gaucher Foundation (NGF), established in 1984, has funded millions of dollars to support and promote research towards the cause, treatments and a cure for Gaucher disease. To meet the ever-increasing needs of individuals with Gaucher disease and their families, the NGF offers a wide range of programs and resources. The NGF funds research, offers financial assistance, promotes education and awareness, supports legislative issues and provides outreach programs vital to the Gaucher community. Gaucher Disease is an autosomal recessive disease with an incidence of about 1 in 20,000 live births.

The National Gaucher Foundation (NGF), established in 1984, has funded millions of dollars to support and promote research towards the cause, treatments and a cure for Gaucher disease. To meet the ever-increasing needs of individuals with Gaucher disease and their families, the NGF offers a wide range of programs and resources. The NGF funds research, offers financial assistance, promotes education and awareness, supports legislative issues and provides outreach programs vital to the Gaucher community. Gaucher Disease is an autosomal recessive disease with an incidence of about 1 in 20,000 live births.

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Financial

four stars

93.58

Accountability & Transparency

one star

59.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Gaucher Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Gaucher Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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National Gaucher Foundation (MD) 70.65 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,564,275
   Federated Campaigns $1,007
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,565,282
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,565,282
   Other Revenue $6,225
TOTAL REVENUE $5,571,507
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,008,084
   Administrative Expenses $432,625
   Fundraising Expenses $21,489
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,462,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,109,309
   
Net Assets $3,868,288

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Financial Assistance $2,001,800 66.5%
Education and Awareness Initiatives $1,006,284 33.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 70.65 two stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 70.13 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 70.21 two stars
2016-05 08/01/2017 76.07 two stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 75.51 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 09/01/2015 74.27 two stars
2013-05 06/01/2014 69.19 one star
2012-05 06/01/2013 65.74 one star
2011-05 03/01/2012 73.21 two stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 70.21 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 73.27 two stars
2009-05 11/24/2010 85.49 three stars
2008-05 03/01/2009 91.13 four stars
2007-05 05/01/2008 91.54 four stars
2006-05 04/01/2007 91.65 four stars
2005-05 02/01/2006 91.80 four stars
2004-05 02/01/2005 87.85 three stars
2003-05 03/01/2004 88.82 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1350226
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL GAUCHER FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code G80
NTEE Classification Specifically Named Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,000 5.77% Brian Berman President

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American Brain Tumor Association (IL) 90.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Gaucher Foundation
5410 Edson Lane
Suite 220
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (800) 504-3189
fax: (770) 934-2911
EIN: 52-1350226

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CEO

Brian Berman
President & CEO

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