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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

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three stars

87.39

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

Board Leadership
Ann Benschoter
Chair

CEO
Beth Lewin Dean
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.39 three stars
  Financial 82.43 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

82.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (IL) 87.39 three stars
Steadman Philippon Research Institute (CO) 86.07 three stars
FRAXA Research Foundation (MA) 97.17 four stars
Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (CA) 91.78 four stars
Foundation Fighting Blindness (MD) 86.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,243,938
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,782,869
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $76,711
Total Contributions $4,103,518
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,103,518
   Other Revenue $33,712
TOTAL REVENUE $4,137,230
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,415,250
   Administrative Expenses $480,405
   Fundraising Expenses $653,582
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,549,237
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-412,007
   
Net Assets $4,013,173

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 $3,212,219 94.1%
Scientific Conferences $203,031 5.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$145,063 3.18% Kathleen Carr Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$153,820 3.38% Robin Harding Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (IL) 87.39 three stars
Project ALS (NY) 89.02 three stars
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (NY) 93.28 four stars
The Hastings Center (NY) 91.54 four stars
Hearing Health Foundation (NY) 98.23 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

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 74008164
Chicago, IL 60674

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Board Leadership

Ann Benschoter
Chair

CEO

Beth Lewin Dean
Chief Executive Officer

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