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Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis

Dedicated to curing multiple sclerosis by determining its causes

three stars

86.73

460 Totten Pond Road Suite 420
Waltham, MA 02451
tel: (781) 487-0008   Web Site
EIN: 04-3555864

Board Leadership
Linda Kanner
Chair

CEO
Robert McBurney
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.73 three stars
  Financial 82.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MA) 86.73 three stars
Race to Erase MS (CA) 90.28 four stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Utah - Southern Idaho Chapter (UT) 87.62 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter (MA) 87.15 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter (CA) 92.13 four stars

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Founded in 2001, the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is a national organization dedicated to curing multiple sclerosis (MS) by determining the cause of MS. We believe the route to finding the cure will most quickly come from determining the cause or causes of MS. The causes will be found by developing a logical, organized, straight-forward process based on what is known about the causes of disease in general. This process must be clearly spelled out and presented in a manner that is accessible to those involved: researchers, clinicians, and individuals with MS.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,973,028
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,973,028
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,973,028
   Other Revenue $7,930
TOTAL REVENUE $2,980,958
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,712,527
   Administrative Expenses $215,915
   Fundraising Expenses $235,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,164,351
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $816,607
   
Net Assets $1,663,619

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
Scientific Collaboration $1,480,480 86.5%
Tissue Bank/Repository $229,398 13.4%
Community Building $2,649 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.73 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 88.43 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 78.93 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.74 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 83.12 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 88.23 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 94.60 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.21 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 92.38 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.60 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.29 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 90.16 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 78.00 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 04-3555864
Name in IRS Master File ACCELERATED CURE PROJECT INC
NTEE Code G50
NTEE Classification Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable 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 November, 2015
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 6.93% Robert McBurney Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 2001, the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is a national organization dedicated to curing multiple sclerosis (MS) by determining the cause of MS. We believe the route to finding the cure will most quickly come from determining the cause or causes of MS. The causes will be found by developing a logical, organized, straight-forward process based on what is known about the causes of disease in general. This process must be clearly spelled out and presented in a manner that is accessible to those involved: researchers, clinicians, and individuals with MS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MA) 86.73 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Utah - Southern Idaho Chapter (UT) 87.62 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter (IL) 89.96 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Virginia-West Virginia Chapter (VA) 88.70 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Florida Chapter (FL) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis
460 Totten Pond Road
Suite 420
Waltham, MA 02451
tel: (781) 487-0008
EIN: 04-3555864

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Board Leadership

Linda Kanner
Chair

CEO

Robert McBurney
President, CEO

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