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Lupus Research Alliance

Letting science lead the way to a cure

four stars

90.94

330 Seventh Avenue Suite 1701
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 812-9881   Web Site
EIN: 06-1565950

Board Leadership
Robert Ravitz
Chair

CEO
Margaret Dowd
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.94 four stars
  Financial 92.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lupus Research Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lupus Research Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lupus Research Alliance (NY) 90.94 four stars
Rett Syndrome Research Trust (CT) 85.85 three stars
Retina Foundation of the Southwest (TX) 94.43 four stars
Autism Research Institute (CA) 92.74 four stars
Project ALS (NY) 87.42 three stars

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The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is the nation's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to novel research in lupus. We believe that innovative research is the key to finding safer and more effective treatments and a cure for lupus. Established in 2000, we now have the largest number and widest range of lupus research investigations nationwide - LRI scientists are at 53 academic medical centers across 22 states. We've awarded $26 million to 96 novel ideas in lupus. Breakthroughs have been made in understanding: the genetics of lupus; why and how certain organs get attacked in lupus; basic mistakes in the autoimmune response; and biomarkers of lupus development and flare.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,317,975
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $850,000
   Government Grants $437,070
Total Contributions $6,605,045
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,605,045
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $6,605,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,473,502
   Administrative Expenses $210,583
   Fundraising Expenses $253,827
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,937,912
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-332,867
   
Net Assets $2,012,593

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
Grants & Fellowships $5,100,000 78.8%
Public Awareness and Patient Support $1,373,502 21.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.94 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.76 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.36 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 83.37 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.30 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 78.31 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 76.67 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 72.51 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 87.35 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 88.75 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 06-1565950
Name in IRS Master File LUPUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code H80
NTEE Classification Specifically Named Diseases Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 May, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$135,005 1.94% Margaret Dowd President, CEO $90,003

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is the nation's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to novel research in lupus. We believe that innovative research is the key to finding safer and more effective treatments and a cure for lupus. Established in 2000, we now have the largest number and widest range of lupus research investigations nationwide - LRI scientists are at 53 academic medical centers across 22 states. We've awarded $26 million to 96 novel ideas in lupus. Breakthroughs have been made in understanding: the genetics of lupus; why and how certain organs get attacked in lupus; basic mistakes in the autoimmune response; and biomarkers of lupus development and flare.

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Lupus Research Alliance (NY) 90.94 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Lupus Research Alliance
330 Seventh Avenue
Suite 1701
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 812-9881
fax: (212) 545-1843
EIN: 06-1565950

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Board Leadership

Robert Ravitz
Chair

CEO

Margaret Dowd
President

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