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    Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Muscular Dystrophy Association

     

    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible

    ...https://www.mda.org/

    ...161 N CLARK ST STE 3550
    Chicago IL 60601-3333

    800-572-1717


    Chicago IL | IRS ruling year: 1952 | EIN: 13-1665552  

     

    MDA is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases through innovations in science and care.  ... (More)

     


    Rating Information

    Needs Improvement


    This charity's score is 66%, earning it a Two-Star rating.


    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Muscular Dystrophy Association is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    Accountability & Finance

     

    Muscular Dystrophy Association has earned a 66% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    Governance
    Policies
    Transparency

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 100.80% - 0/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - -0.02 years - 0/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.25 - 5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 10.60% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 24.70% - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 64.50% - 4.14/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -12.75% - 0/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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