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Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Addressing the need for research and information about restless legs syndrome.

four stars

91.16

3006 Bee Caves Road Suite D206
Austin, TX 78746
tel: (512) 366-9109   Web Site
EIN: 56-1784846

Board Leadership
Lewis Phelps
Chair

CEO
Karla M. Dzienkowski
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1992 the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation was incorporated to address the growing need for research and information about restless legs syndrome. The goals were simple and yet groundbreaking: increase awareness, improve treatments, and, through research, find a cure. Today those goals have taken on a life of their own. Our understanding of restless legs syndrome has also grown. We now know that the condition is not rare at all. In fact, recent research suggests that up to 10 percent of the general population has this neurological condition. The Foundation increases awareness of this disease by raising its profile and educating the public and medical communities alike; strives to be the most reputable source of information; and has taken giant steps to further RLS research, funding grants for 40 research projects.

In 1992 the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation was incorporated to address the growing need for research and information about restless legs syndrome. The goals were simple and yet groundbreaking: increase awareness, improve treatments, and, through research, find a cure. Today those goals have taken on a life of their own. Our understanding of restless legs syndrome has also grown. We now know that the condition is not rare at all. In fact, recent research suggests that up to 10 percent of the general population has this neurological condition. The Foundation increases awareness of this disease by raising its profile and educating the public and medical communities alike; strives to be the most reputable source of information; and has taken giant steps to further RLS research, funding grants for 40 research projects.

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Financial

three stars

87.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 25.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (TX) 91.16 four stars
FSH Society (MA) 95.03 four stars
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (MD) 98.23 four stars
National Osteoporosis Foundation (VA) 86.58 three stars
The Boomer Esiason Foundation (NY) 95.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $625,489
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $126,178
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $751,667
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $751,667
   Other Revenue $41,097
TOTAL REVENUE $792,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $719,538
   Administrative Expenses $72,149
   Fundraising Expenses $115,761
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $907,448
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-114,684
   
Net Assets $417,910

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
Education $287,315 39.9%
Membership $194,142 27.0%
Research $194,740 27.1%

Ratings History
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 91.16 four stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 90.96 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 89.33 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 89.27 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 88.90 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.01 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 90.21 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 79.69 two stars
2011-09 05/01/2012 81.39 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 79.49 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 04/01/2011 72.94 two stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 72.65 two stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 69.98 one star
2006-09 04/01/2007 79.02 two 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 56-1784846
Name in IRS Master File RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code H99
NTEE Classification Medical Research N.E.C.
NTEE Type Medical Research
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 January, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,000 8.81% Karla Dzienkowski Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (TX) 91.16 four stars
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (CO) 97.29 four stars
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (PA) 85.49 three stars
FSH Society (MA) 95.03 four stars
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (MD) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
3006 Bee Caves Road
Suite D206
Austin, TX 78746
tel: (512) 366-9109
fax: (512) 366-9189
EIN: 56-1784846

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Board Leadership

Lewis Phelps
Chair

CEO

Karla M. Dzienkowski
Executive Director

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