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Organization for Autism Research

Research and resources that help families today

four stars

94.75

2111 Wilson Boulevard Suite 401
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 94.75 four stars
  Financial 92.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

92.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Organization for Autism Research (VA) 94.75 four stars
Huntington's Disease Society of America (NY) 92.78 four stars
Epilepsy Foundation (MD) 90.77 four stars
Histiocytosis Association (NJ) 90.10 four stars
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (MD) 93.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,158,215
   Federated Campaigns $44,650
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $516,070
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,718,935
   Program Service Revenue $1,101
Total Primary Revenue $1,720,036
   Other Revenue $-147,294
TOTAL REVENUE $1,572,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,179,194
   Administrative Expenses $58,404
   Fundraising Expenses $207,349
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,444,947
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $127,795
   
Net Assets $2,059,008

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 $404,105 34.3%
Information $549,338 46.6%
Education $225,751 19.1%

Ratings History
Organization for Autism Research has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 94.75 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.05 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 6.92% Michael V. Maloney Executive Director

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Organization for Autism Research (VA) 94.75 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Organization for Autism Research
2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 401
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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