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Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Targeting breakthrough research

four stars

98.23

34 Washington Street Suite 310
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
tel: (781) 237-3800   Web Site
EIN: 52-2396428

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Morby and Henry McCance
Co-Chairs

CEO
Timothy Armour
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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.

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Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
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To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our board
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We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cure Alzheimer's Fund (MA) 98.23 four stars
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NY) 85.21 three stars
Sabin Vaccine Institute (DC) 92.34 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,497,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,497,342
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $30,497,342
   Other Revenue $85,391
TOTAL REVENUE $30,582,733
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,175,046
   Administrative Expenses $945,104
   Fundraising Expenses $1,187,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,308,027
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,274,706
   
Net Assets $12,902,602

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 $19,858,076 89.6%
Creating Awareness $2,316,970 10.4%

Ratings History
Cure Alzheimer's Fund has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 98.23 four stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 96.46 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 98.23 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 99.11 four stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.03 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 99.19 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 97.05 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 99.07 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 95.87 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.14 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 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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,333 1.06% Timothy Armour President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cure Alzheimer's Fund (MA) 98.23 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street
Suite 310
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
tel: (781) 237-3800
fax: (781) 658-2399
EIN: 52-2396428

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Morby and Henry McCance
Co-Chairs

CEO

Timothy Armour
President & CEO

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