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Organization for Autism Research

Research and resources that help families today

four stars

95.46

2000 North Fourteenth Street Suite 240
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 243-9710   Web Site
EIN: 54-2062167

Board Leadership
James M. Sack
Chairman

CEO
Michael V. Maloney
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.46 four stars
  Financial 93.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

93.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.59
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Organization for Autism Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Organization for Autism Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Organization for Autism Research (VA) 95.46 four stars
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (NY) 87.84 three stars
National Psoriasis Foundation (OR) 91.62 four stars
Autism Society of America (MD) 88.33 three stars
Hemophilia Federation of America (DC) 88.71 three stars

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The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 to apply research to the challenges of autism. OAR's defines applied research as research that directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of learners with autism. It entails the systematic investigation of variables associated with positive outcomes in such areas as education, communication, self care, social skills, employment, behavior, and adult and community living. OAR funds pilot studies and targeted research within specific modalities and issues affecting the autism community, primarily for studies whose outcomes offer new insights into the behavioral and social development of individuals with autism with an emphasis on communications, education, and vocational challenges. OAR's programs revolve around funding new research and disseminating evidence-based information.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,053,406
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $573,252
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,626,658
   Program Service Revenue $1,878
Total Primary Revenue $1,628,536
   Other Revenue $-102,299
TOTAL REVENUE $1,526,237
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $952,398
   Administrative Expenses $63,849
   Fundraising Expenses $133,517
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,149,764
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $376,473
   
Net Assets $1,814,534

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 $456,072 47.9%
Information $311,102 32.7%
Education $185,224 19.4%

Ratings History
Organization for Autism Research has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 09/01/2017 95.46 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 95.95 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 82.75 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.52 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 89.15 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 82.85 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 86.06 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.15 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 90.81 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 90.91 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 96.13 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 54-2062167
Name in IRS Master File ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code H84
NTEE Classification Autism Research
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, 2002
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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 8.69% Michael V. Maloney Executive Director

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 to apply research to the challenges of autism. OAR's defines applied research as research that directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of learners with autism. It entails the systematic investigation of variables associated with positive outcomes in such areas as education, communication, self care, social skills, employment, behavior, and adult and community living. OAR funds pilot studies and targeted research within specific modalities and issues affecting the autism community, primarily for studies whose outcomes offer new insights into the behavioral and social development of individuals with autism with an emphasis on communications, education, and vocational challenges. OAR's programs revolve around funding new research and disseminating evidence-based information.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Organization for Autism Research (VA) 95.46 four stars
Beyond Celiac (PA) 91.74 four stars
Huntington's Disease Society of America (NY) 91.37 four stars
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation For Autism (MA) 86.09 three stars
Dan Marino Foundation (FL) 92.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Organization for Autism Research
2000 North Fourteenth Street
Suite 240
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 243-9710
fax: (703) 243-9751
EIN: 54-2062167

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Board Leadership

James M. Sack
Chairman

CEO

Michael V. Maloney
Executive Director

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