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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Medical Students for Choice

Creating tomorrow's abortion providers and pro-choice physicians.

three stars

87.10

P.O. Box 40935 Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 625-0800   Web Site
EIN: 20-5263777

Board Leadership
Erin Nacev
President

CEO
Lois Backus
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.10 three stars
  Financial 85.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) supports any medical student or physician in training seeking abortion and family planning education. We work to bring family planning and abortion education to medical students through the following programs: student organization, conference and meetings, and abortion training. We believe that all people should have access to health services that allow them to lead safe, healthy lives including all aspects of sexual and reproductive health consistent with their own personal and cultural values.

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) supports any medical student or physician in training seeking abortion and family planning education. We work to bring family planning and abortion education to medical students through the following programs: student organization, conference and meetings, and abortion training. We believe that all people should have access to health services that allow them to lead safe, healthy lives including all aspects of sexual and reproductive health consistent with their own personal and cultural values.

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Financial

three stars

85.45

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.07
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medical Students for Choice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medical Students for Choice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medical Students for Choice (PA) 87.10 three stars
Guttmacher Institute (NY) 94.98 four stars
American Sexual Health Association (NC) 92.52 four stars
National Institute for Reproductive Health (NY) 95.64 four stars
Population Connection (DC) 94.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,637,142
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,637,142
   Program Service Revenue $69,275
Total Primary Revenue $1,706,417
   Other Revenue $78,597
TOTAL REVENUE $1,785,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,012,314
   Administrative Expenses $246,026
   Fundraising Expenses $120,963
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,379,303
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $405,711
   
Net Assets $4,130,905

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
The Student Organizing Program $424,989 42.0%
Conference $291,055 28.7%
The Reproductive Health Externship Program (RHE) $210,137 20.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 87.10 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 90.48 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 20-5263777
Name in IRS Master File MEDICAL STUDENTS FOR CHOICE
NTEE Code E03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Educational 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 March, 2007
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,330 10.75% Lois Backus Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medical Students for Choice (PA) 87.10 three stars
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (DC) 85.95 three stars
Center for Reproductive Rights (NY) 90.83 four stars
American Sexual Health Association (NC) 92.52 four stars
Catholics for Choice (DC) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Medical Students for Choice
P.O. Box 40935
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 625-0800
fax: (215) 625-4848
EIN: 20-5263777

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Board Leadership

Erin Nacev
President

CEO

Lois Backus
Executive Director

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