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Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

CURE Epilepsy

Our commitment is unrelenting.

three stars

89.24

420 N. Wabash Avenue Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 255-1801   Web Site
EIN: 36-4253176

Board Leadership
Stacey Pigott
Chair

CEO
Beth Lewin Dean
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.24 three stars
  Financial 84.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CURE's mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.

CURE's mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.

Financial

three stars

84.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CURE Epilepsy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CURE Epilepsy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CURE Epilepsy (IL) 89.24 three stars
Tisch MS Research Center of New York (NY) 94.28 four stars
Cure Alzheimer's Fund (MA) 98.23 four stars
Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (WI) 94.40 four stars
American Psychiatric Association Foundation (DC) 92.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,559,230
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,788,165
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,252,602
Total Contributions $7,599,997
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,599,997
   Other Revenue $-115,084
TOTAL REVENUE $7,484,913
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,317,955
   Administrative Expenses $367,363
   Fundraising Expenses $578,128
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,263,446
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,221,467
   
Net Assets $6,880,437

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
Grant Distribution $4,313,713 81.1%
Scientific Conferences $1,004,242 18.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 89.24 three stars
2018-12 12/01/2020 87.00 three stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 86.83 three stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 87.39 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 87.25 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 94.69 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 97.08 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.55 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 95.24 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 96.59 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 93.99 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 86.66 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/24/2010 99.24 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 93.40 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 99.56 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2008 97.14 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 36-4253176
Name in IRS Master File CITIZENS UNITED FOR RESEARCH IN EPILEPSY
NTEE Code H12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Medical Research
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 March, 1999
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
$183,370 2.92% Beth Lewin Dean CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$277,064 4.42% Laura Lubbers Chief Scientific Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CURE Epilepsy (IL) 89.24 three stars
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Cure Alzheimer's Fund (MA) 98.23 four stars
Foundation Fighting Blindness (MD) 85.99 three stars
Retina Foundation of the Southwest (TX) 94.75 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CURE Epilepsy
420 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 255-1801
EIN: 36-4253176

Mail donations to:
PO Box 10572
Chicago, IL 60610

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Board Leadership

Stacey Pigott
Chair

CEO

Beth Lewin Dean
CEO

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