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Brain Research Foundation

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four stars

93.20

111 West Washington Street Suite 1460
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 759-5150   Web Site
EIN: 36-2477928

Board Leadership
Peter B. Pond
Chair

CEO
Terre A. Constantine, Ph.D.
Executive Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.20 four stars
  Financial 90.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Brain Research Foundation, founded in 1953, supports neuroscience research that leads to advanced understanding of brain function in children and adults. This Foundation is committed to advance discoveries that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases. They deliver this commitment through both research grant programs, which provide initial funding for innovative research projects, as well as educational programs for researchers and the general public.

The Brain Research Foundation, founded in 1953, supports neuroscience research that leads to advanced understanding of brain function in children and adults. This Foundation is committed to advance discoveries that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases. They deliver this commitment through both research grant programs, which provide initial funding for innovative research projects, as well as educational programs for researchers and the general public.

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Financial

four stars

90.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.80
  Program Expenses Growth 18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brain Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brain Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brain Research Foundation (IL) 93.20 four stars
American Skin Association (NY) 91.16 four stars
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
Focused Ultrasound Foundation (VA) 96.47 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $222,747
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,098,219
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,320,966
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,320,966
   Other Revenue $268,073
TOTAL REVENUE $1,589,039
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,211,435
   Administrative Expenses $255,864
   Fundraising Expenses $314,761
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,782,060
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,193,021
   
Net Assets $13,779,270

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 Grants $1,926,931 87.1%
Educational Programs $190,006 8.6%
Fundraising $94,498 4.3%

Ratings History
Brain Research Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 93.20 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.31 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 93.21 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.59 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.43 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.06 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 86.21 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 86.05 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 85.35 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 36-2477928
Name in IRS Master File BRAIN RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code H48
NTEE Classification Brain Disorders Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related 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, 1958
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,849 7.00% Terre A. Constantine Executive Director

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The Hope Foundation (MI) 94.69 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Brain Research Foundation
111 West Washington Street
Suite 1460
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 759-5150
fax: (312) 759-5151
EIN: 36-2477928

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Board Leadership

Peter B. Pond
Chair

CEO

Terre A. Constantine, Ph.D.
Executive Director and CEO

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