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Huntington's Disease Society of America

Help for today. Hope for tomorrow.

four stars

91.04

505 Eighth Avenue Suite 902
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 242-1968   Web Site
EIN: 13-3349872

Board Leadership
Arik Johnson, Psy.D
Chairman

CEO
Louise Vetter
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.04 four stars
  Financial 87.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is a national, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's Disease and their families. Founded in 1967, HDSA promotes and supports research and medical efforts to eradicate Huntington's Disease; assists people and families affected by Huntington's Disease to cope with the problems presented by the disease; and educates the public and health professionals about Huntington's Disease. Huntington's Disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, think, talk and reason.

The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is a national, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's Disease and their families. Founded in 1967, HDSA promotes and supports research and medical efforts to eradicate Huntington's Disease; assists people and families affected by Huntington's Disease to cope with the problems presented by the disease; and educates the public and health professionals about Huntington's Disease. Huntington's Disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, think, talk and reason.

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Financial

three stars

87.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Huntington's Disease Society of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Huntington's Disease Society of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Huntington's Disease Society of America (NY) 91.04 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,749,615
   Federated Campaigns $228,658
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,660,302
   Related Organizations $1,923,456
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,562,031
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,562,031
   Other Revenue $16,889
TOTAL REVENUE $8,578,920
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,247,620
   Administrative Expenses $940,855
   Fundraising Expenses $853,135
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,041,610
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $537,310
   
Net Assets $4,553,274

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 & Family Services $1,989,511 31.8%
Research $1,922,577 30.8%
Chapter Development $914,745 14.6%

Ratings History
Huntington's Disease Society of America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.04 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.37 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 87.14 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.07 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.21 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 74.97 two stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 75.78 two stars
2010-09 04/01/2012 79.17 two stars
2010-09 03/01/2012 77.38 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 77.36 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 85.26 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 06/01/2011 74.37 two 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 13-3349872
Name in IRS Master File HUNTINGTONS DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name HUNTINGTONS DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA INC
Ruling Date February, 1988
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$264,026 3.28% Louise Vetter Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Contact Info

Huntington's Disease Society of America
505 Eighth Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 242-1968
fax: (212) 239-3430
EIN: 13-3349872

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Board Leadership

Arik Johnson, Psy.D
Chairman

CEO

Louise Vetter
Chief Executive Officer

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