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National Headache Foundation

To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering.

three stars

85.59

820 North Orleans Suite 411
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (888) 643-5552   Web Site
EIN: 23-7073022

Board Leadership
Vincent Martin, MD
President

CEO
Mary Franklin
Executive Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.59 three stars
  Financial 82.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Over the past 42 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time, and with aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires nuanced and adaptable insight. We have collected the most comprehensive information on headache and migraine, which we make freely available to you. Every day, our physician finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options, to neurologists and headache specialists.

Over the past 42 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time, and with aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires nuanced and adaptable insight. We have collected the most comprehensive information on headache and migraine, which we make freely available to you. Every day, our physician finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options, to neurologists and headache specialists.

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Financial

three stars

82.86

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
65.4%
  Administrative Expenses 27.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.54
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Headache Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Headache Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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National Headache Foundation (IL) 85.59 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $991,621
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $10,820
   Fundraising Events $77,795
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,080,236
   Program Service Revenue $38,200
Total Primary Revenue $1,118,436
   Other Revenue $194,015
TOTAL REVENUE $1,312,451
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $882,935
   Administrative Expenses $387,361
   Fundraising Expenses $76,714
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,347,010
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-34,559
   
Net Assets $2,145,208

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
Research Studies $317,935 36.0%
National Headache Awareness Month $270,728 30.7%
Loyola University Grant $150,013 17.0%
Treatment $86,155 9.8%
Certification $58,104 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.59 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 79.52 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 77.01 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.50 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 67.30 one star
2013-12 05/01/2015 64.64 one star
2012-12 12/20/2013 77.25 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 76.13 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 84.45 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 69.15 one star

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

EIN 23-7073022
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL HEADACHE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 February, 1971
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Seymour Diamond Executive Chairman

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Headache Foundation (IL) 85.59 three stars
National MPS Society (NC) 96.89 four stars
Hydrocephalus Association (MD) 89.26 three stars
Solve ME/CFS Initiative (CA) 88.69 three stars
The Myositis Association (VA) 98.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Headache Foundation
820 North Orleans
Suite 411
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (888) 643-5552
EIN: 23-7073022

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Board Leadership

Vincent Martin, MD
President

CEO

Mary Franklin
Executive Chair

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