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Macula Vision Research Foundation

Funding visionary research

three stars

81.62

One Tower Bridge 100 Front Street, Suite 300
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
tel: (866) 462-2852   Web Site
EIN: 23-2876473

Board Leadership
Shelly Lotman-Fisher
Chairman

CEO
Dawn Prall George
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.62 three stars
  Financial 74.97 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

74.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Macula Vision Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Macula Vision Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Macula Vision Research Foundation (PA) 81.62 three stars
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Founded in 1997, Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) works to restore the gift of sight by curing retinal diseases. Our grants fund groundbreaking, innovative research conducted by the world's top scientists who are working feverishly to find treatments and a cure for retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and congenital childhood blindness.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,282,627
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $200,000
Total Contributions $1,482,627
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,482,627
   Other Revenue $13,304
TOTAL REVENUE $1,495,931
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $675,011
   Administrative Expenses $139,441
   Fundraising Expenses $140,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $954,917
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $541,014
   
Net Assets $652,373

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
Funding for Research $675,011 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 10/01/2017 81.62 three stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 80.55 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 08/01/2015 90.84 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 75.36 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 23-2876473
Name in IRS Master File MACULA VISION RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T20
NTEE Classification Private Grantmaking Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 March, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Dawn Prall George Executive Director $187,308
Other Salaries of Note
$12,500 1.30% Robert Molday Director --

Founded in 1997, Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) works to restore the gift of sight by curing retinal diseases. Our grants fund groundbreaking, innovative research conducted by the world's top scientists who are working feverishly to find treatments and a cure for retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and congenital childhood blindness.

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Charity Contact Info

Macula Vision Research Foundation
One Tower Bridge
100 Front Street, Suite 300
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
tel: (866) 462-2852
EIN: 23-2876473

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Board Leadership

Shelly Lotman-Fisher
Chairman

CEO

Dawn Prall George
Executive Director

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