Disable all preview features

Health : Medical Research (Fundraising)

Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Targeting breakthrough research

100.00

34 Washington Street Suite 200
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
tel: (781) 237-3800   Web Site
EIN: 52-2396428

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Morby and Henry McCance
Co-Chairmen of the Board

CEO
Timothy Armour
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 36.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cure Alzheimer's Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cure Alzheimer's Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cure Alzheimer's Fund (MA) 100.00
Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (VA) 96.17
MPN Research Foundation (IL) 87.51
Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund (NY) 90.60
STOP CANCER (CA) 87.78

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Cure Alzheimer's Fund was established to fund targeted research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease through venture based philanthropy. All organizational expenses are paid for by the Founders and Board, allowing all other contributions to be applied directly to Alzheimer's Disease research. Our foundational research is focused on identifying all the genes and gene mutations that are linked to Alzheimer's Disease. We can then use this genetic information to reliably predict, early in life, those at greatest risk for the disease (with legal safeguards and genetic and psychological counseling). Our foundational research projects include: Alzheimer's Genome Project, Alzheimer's Genome Map, Alzheimer's Brain-Genetic Study, Alzheimer's Clinical-Genetic Study, Alzheimer's Gene Database, MicroRNA's and APP, and Alzheimer's Gene Discovery Project.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,640,759
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,640,759
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,640,759
   Other Revenue $11,420
TOTAL REVENUE $12,652,179
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,386,066
   Administrative Expenses $518,867
   Fundraising Expenses $385,883
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,290,816
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,361,363
   
Net Assets $14,050,303

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 Grants $5,351,659 83.8%
Support of Granting Process and Research Awareness $947,176 14.8%
Fiduciary Agent for Independently Produced Videos About Alzheimer's $87,231 1.4%

Ratings History
Cure Alzheimer's Fund has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 99.11
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.03
2013-12 06/01/2015 99.19
2013-12 04/01/2015 97.05
2012-12 10/01/2013 99.07
2011-12 02/01/2013 95.87
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.14

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

EIN 52-2396428
Name in IRS Master File ALZHEIMERS DISEASE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code H83
NTEE Classification Alzheimer's Disease Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Educational 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 October, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$204,950 2.81% Timothy W. Armour President, CEO

Cure Alzheimer's Fund was established to fund targeted research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease through venture based philanthropy. All organizational expenses are paid for by the Founders and Board, allowing all other contributions to be applied directly to Alzheimer's Disease research. Our foundational research is focused on identifying all the genes and gene mutations that are linked to Alzheimer's Disease. We can then use this genetic information to reliably predict, early in life, those at greatest risk for the disease (with legal safeguards and genetic and psychological counseling). Our foundational research projects include: Alzheimer's Genome Project, Alzheimer's Genome Map, Alzheimer's Brain-Genetic Study, Alzheimer's Clinical-Genetic Study, Alzheimer's Gene Database, MicroRNA's and APP, and Alzheimer's Gene Discovery Project.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cure Alzheimer's Fund (MA) 100.00
American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (IL) 90.21
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (NC) 85.09
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (CA) 90.49
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NY) 90.71

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street
Suite 200
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
tel: (781) 237-3800
fax: (781) 658-2399
EIN: 52-2396428

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Jeffrey Morby and Henry McCance
Co-Chairmen of the Board

CEO

Timothy Armour
President, CEO

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help & Support