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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

Our commitment is unrelenting

four stars

93.98

430 West Erie Street Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 255-1801   Web Site
EIN: 36-4253176

Board Leadership
Sharon O'Keefe
Chair

CEO
Robin Harding
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 14.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (IL) 93.98 four stars
Rett Syndrome Research Trust (CT) 85.85 three stars
International Rett Syndrome Foundation (OH) 87.34 three stars
FRAXA Research Foundation (MA) 92.92 four stars
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (CA) 86.00 three stars

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Our mission is to CURE epilepsy, transforming and saving millions of lives. We identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of this goal. Our commitment is unrelenting.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,294,635
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,372,640
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $67,290
Total Contributions $5,734,565
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,734,565
   Other Revenue $-99,141
TOTAL REVENUE $5,635,424
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,202,730
   Administrative Expenses $331,538
   Fundraising Expenses $384,798
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,919,066
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,283,642
   
Net Assets $5,258,121

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 $6,056,940 97.6%
Scientific Conferences $145,790 2.4%

Ratings History
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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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
$244,507 3.53% Robin Harding Chief Executive Officer

Our mission is to CURE epilepsy, transforming and saving millions of lives. We identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of this goal. Our commitment is unrelenting.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (IL) 93.98 four stars
Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (NY) 86.84 three stars
Sarcoma Foundation of America (MD) 96.55 four stars
Be The Match Foundation (MN) 93.07 four stars
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NY) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
430 West Erie Street
Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 255-1801
fax: (312) 255-1809
EIN: 36-4253176

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Board Leadership

Sharon O'Keefe
Chair

CEO

Robin Harding
CEO

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