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National Brain Tumor Society

Committed to finding a cure for brain tumors

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two stars

77.82

55 Chapel Street Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458
tel: (617) 924-9997   Web Site
EIN: 04-3068130

Board Leadership
Michael Nathanson
Chair

CEO
David Arons
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.82 two stars
  Financial 68.64 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels.

We have a rigorous and thoughtful agenda, integrating research and public policy to bridge critical gaps. Starting with discovery science, to clinical trial design and the development of new therapies, there are many opportunities to make improvements and speed the momentum of new findings.

It's time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels.

We have a rigorous and thoughtful agenda, integrating research and public policy to bridge critical gaps. Starting with discovery science, to clinical trial design and the development of new therapies, there are many opportunities to make improvements and speed the momentum of new findings.

It's time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of volunteers
40,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

one star

68.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 62.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Brain Tumor Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Brain Tumor Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Brain Tumor Society (MA) 77.82 two stars
Brain Aneurysm Foundation (MA) 86.08 three stars
The Glaucoma Foundation (NY) 87.48 three stars
Epilepsy Foundation (MD) 90.77 four stars
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation For Autism (MA) 86.95 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,685,360
   Federated Campaigns $20,093
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,544,326
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,249,779
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,249,779
   Other Revenue $-681,920
TOTAL REVENUE $9,567,859
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,713,978
   Administrative Expenses $482,833
   Fundraising Expenses $1,339,471
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,536,282
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,031,577
   
Net Assets $1,202,461

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 $5,622,241 83.7%
Information Awareness and Rememberance $592,955 8.8%
Public Policy & Advocacy $498,782 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 77.82 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 75.86 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2018 75.30 two stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 75.14 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 75.39 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.89 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 91.34 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 89.93 three stars
2011-09 02/01/2013 87.01 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 86.84 three stars
2010-09 03/01/2012 92.22 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 88.06 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 84.64 three stars
2008-09 02/01/2010 95.88 four stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 99.25 four stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 97.55 four stars
2005-09 04/01/2007 99.22 four 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 04-3068130
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(200) Business promotion (chamber of commerce, business league, etc.
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 April, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,723 2.42% David Arons Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Brain Tumor Society (MA) 77.82 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

National Brain Tumor Society
55 Chapel Street
Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458
tel: (617) 924-9997
fax: (617) 924-9998
EIN: 04-3068130

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Board Leadership

Michael Nathanson
Chair

CEO

David Arons
Chief Executive Officer

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