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Health : Patient and Family Support

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Improving Lives Today!

two stars

70.18

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

Board Leadership
Monica Derbes Gibson, Esq.
Chair

CEO
Gina Ross Murdoch
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.18 two stars
  Financial 58.02 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

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. Programs include a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning educational videos and publications, including MSAA's magazine, The Motivator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; MRI Access Fund to support diagnostic and follow-up MRIs; educational programs held across the country; online peer-to-peer community; Lending Library program and other services. MSAA also offers tools to help manage the ever-changing course of multiple sclerosis. These tools include our free mobile phone app, My MS Manager, our SEARCH program to help identify treatment medications, and our Resources Locator database to search for MS-specific resources.

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. Programs include a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning educational videos and publications, including MSAA's magazine, The Motivator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; MRI Access Fund to support diagnostic and follow-up MRIs; educational programs held across the country; online peer-to-peer community; Lending Library program and other services. MSAA also offers tools to help manage the ever-changing course of multiple sclerosis. These tools include our free mobile phone app, My MS Manager, our SEARCH program to help identify treatment medications, and our Resources Locator database to search for MS-specific resources.

Financial

one star

58.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
60.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 32.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.37
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Multiple Sclerosis Association of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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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Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (NJ) 70.18 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,369,619
   Federated Campaigns $110,016
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $754,759
Total Contributions $7,234,394
   Program Service Revenue $132,466
Total Primary Revenue $7,366,860
   Other Revenue $431,375
TOTAL REVENUE $7,798,235
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,737,219
   Administrative Expenses $857,744
   Fundraising Expenses $3,801,717
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,396,680
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,598,445
   
Net Assets $8,679,070

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 $3,913,931 57.8%
Public Education, Referral, and Counseling $1,903,946 28.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 70.18 two stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$502,170 4.83% Douglas Franklin President, CEO

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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

Monica Derbes Gibson, Esq.
Chair

CEO

Gina Ross Murdoch
President, CEO

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