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    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...636 MORRIS TPKE STE 3A
    Short Hills NJ 07078-2608


    Short Hills NJ | IRS ruling year: 1989 | EIN: 22-2939536  


    The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.
    In 1995, when Christopher Reeve was injured, the American Paralysis Association (APA) was one of the first organizations to which he and his wife, Dana, turned for help. Christopher also formed his own foundation, but in 1999, the two came together as the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
    Today, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is recognized as the premier spinal cord injury research organization in the world. Through 30 years of scientific progress made possible by the Reeve Foundation, neuroscientists everywhere now agree that repairing the damaged spinal cord is not a question of "if," but a question of "when." The Reeve Foundation also provides many programs and services that empower those living with paralysis with knowledge, resources, support, and community.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 87%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    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 As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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


    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has earned a 87% 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

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 51.40% - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.26 years - 5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.10 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 4.50% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 11.00% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 84.40% - 9.82/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 8.24% - 10/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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