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Cerebral Palsy Foundation

Leading research, innovation, and collaboration

four stars

91.52

3 Columbus Circle 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 520-1686   Web Site
EIN: 13-6093337

Board Leadership
Lisa B. Baird
Chairman

CEO
Richard Ellenson
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.52 four stars
  Financial 91.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation process is to find, define and address Moments of Impact – the times at which interventions and insights, if properly implemented, have the power to improve lives. We then work to better understand what is needed to effect change and the best ways to implement it. We seek out the best thinkers in an area, and form collaborative networks to work together and bring about transformation. Finally, we share our work with others so it will have the greatest possible impact. Our Collaborative Networks bring together many of the country's most prestigious medical institutions, as well as innovative thinkers in diverse areas such as technology and media, in order to accelerate not only the development of critical advances, but also their delivery. While our work of course includes important strides being made toward the eventual prevention of cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities, our focus is on the translational research, clinical application and knowledge transfer that can dramatically change lives today.

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation process is to find, define and address Moments of Impact – the times at which interventions and insights, if properly implemented, have the power to improve lives. We then work to better understand what is needed to effect change and the best ways to implement it. We seek out the best thinkers in an area, and form collaborative networks to work together and bring about transformation. Finally, we share our work with others so it will have the greatest possible impact. Our Collaborative Networks bring together many of the country's most prestigious medical institutions, as well as innovative thinkers in diverse areas such as technology and media, in order to accelerate not only the development of critical advances, but also their delivery. While our work of course includes important strides being made toward the eventual prevention of cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities, our focus is on the translational research, clinical application and knowledge transfer that can dramatically change lives today.

Financial

four stars

91.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cerebral Palsy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cerebral Palsy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cerebral Palsy Foundation (NY) 91.52 four stars
The Progeria Research Foundation (MA) 94.88 four stars
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (OR) 94.74 four stars
United Ability (AL) 96.14 four stars
National Down Syndrome Society (NY) 87.13 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,338,378
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $440,651
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,779,029
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,779,029
   Other Revenue $5,664
TOTAL REVENUE $1,784,693
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,050,397
   Administrative Expenses $302,367
   Fundraising Expenses $129,205
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,481,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-697,276
   
Net Assets $2,738,120

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 $2,050,397 100.0%

Ratings History
Cerebral Palsy Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 03/01/2018 91.52 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2017 96.07 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 13-6093337
Name in IRS Master File CEREBRAL PALSY FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code H23
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 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 February, 1957
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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,000 9.10% Richard Ellenson President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cerebral Palsy Foundation (NY) 91.52 four stars
Alpha-1 Foundation (FL) 94.31 four stars
United Ability (AL) 96.14 four stars
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation (CT) 100.00 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Cerebral Palsy Foundation
3 Columbus Circle
15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 520-1686
EIN: 13-6093337

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Board Leadership

Lisa B. Baird
Chairman

CEO

Richard Ellenson
Chief Executive Officer

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