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Health : Patient and Family Support

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Improving Lives Today!

two stars

72.71

375 Kings Highway, N. Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
tel: (800) 532-7667   Web Site
EIN: 22-1912812

Board Leadership
James Anderson
Chair

CEO
Gina Ross Murdoch
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.71 two stars
  Financial 61.62 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

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Financial

one star

61.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
55.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 39.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.40
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Multiple Sclerosis Association of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Multiple Sclerosis Association of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (NJ) 72.71 two stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville (FL) 86.74 three stars
Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (GA) 87.30 three stars
Sharsheret (NJ) 95.87 four stars
National Foundation for Transplants (TN) 87.25 three stars

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Founded in 1970, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to being a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free direct services to MS patients that improve their quality of life and enable them to continue living rich and independent lives. We are dedicated to serving our mission through client services and symptom management research; and to promoting, expanding, and encouraging public knowledge and awareness and support as to the day-to-day concerns of those with MS.MSAA offers a variety of programs and services in all 50 states: Helpline consultations, equipment distribution, cooling therapy, MRI diagnostic funding, resource assistance, and public awareness campaigns. MSAA also provides valuable information on the disease and symptom management through its award winning literature and educational videos.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,418,723
   Federated Campaigns $217,525
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $998,009
Total Contributions $10,634,257
   Program Service Revenue $292,046
Total Primary Revenue $10,926,303
   Other Revenue $1,457,394
TOTAL REVENUE $12,383,697
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $7,024,549
   Administrative Expenses $792,122
   Fundraising Expenses $3,318,834
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,135,505
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,248,192
   
Net Assets $11,363,292

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
Patient Services $5,027,324 63.1%
Public Education, Referral, and Counseling $1,519,485 19.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 72.71 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 74.16 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2015 84.88 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 81.79 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2013 74.55 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 71.35 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 74.83 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 75.78 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 79.75 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 77.22 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 78.10 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 79.48 two stars
2006-06 12/01/2007 68.80 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-1912812
Name in IRS Master File MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC
NTEE Code G50
NTEE Classification Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
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 May, 1971
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
$288,334 2.58% Douglas Franklin President, CEO

Founded in 1970, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to being a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free direct services to MS patients that improve their quality of life and enable them to continue living rich and independent lives. We are dedicated to serving our mission through client services and symptom management research; and to promoting, expanding, and encouraging public knowledge and awareness and support as to the day-to-day concerns of those with MS.MSAA offers a variety of programs and services in all 50 states: Helpline consultations, equipment distribution, cooling therapy, MRI diagnostic funding, resource assistance, and public awareness campaigns. MSAA also provides valuable information on the disease and symptom management through its award winning literature and educational videos.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (NJ) 72.71 two stars
Cancer and Careers (NY) 89.75 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (WA) 94.70 four stars
Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (NY) 85.11 three stars
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
  • MSAA Accessible Housing for the Handicapped (52-1812305) (52-1812305)
  • MSAA Housing for Independent Living (52-1812306)
  • MSAA Housing for the Disabled (52-1812308)
  • MSAA Jacksonville (56-2004972)

Charity Contact Info

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
375 Kings Highway, N.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
tel: (800) 532-7667
fax: (856) 661-9797
EIN: 22-1912812

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Board Leadership

James Anderson
Chair

CEO

Gina Ross Murdoch
President, CEO

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