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BrightFocus Foundation

Cure in Mind. Cure in Sight.

three stars

84.74

22512 Gateway Center Drive Clarksburg, MD 20871
tel: (800) 437-2423   Web Site
EIN: 23-7337229

Board Leadership
Scott Rodgville
Chair

CEO
Stacy Pagos Haller
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.74 three stars
  Financial 78.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

BrightFocus funds exceptional scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides expert information on these heartbreaking diseases.

BrightFocus funds exceptional scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides expert information on these heartbreaking diseases.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Total number of grants awarded
76
Total number of actively managed science projects
181
Total dollar amount of actively managed science projects
41,842,400
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
16,205,100
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BrightFocus Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BrightFocus Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BrightFocus Foundation (MD) 84.74 three stars
COPD Foundation (FL) 89.19 three stars
Population Council (NY) 90.83 four stars
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (CA) 87.05 three stars
TB Alliance (NY) 97.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,247,577
   Federated Campaigns $170,903
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $216,710
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $39,635,190
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $39,635,190
   Other Revenue $2,649,619
TOTAL REVENUE $42,284,809
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,235,185
   Administrative Expenses $3,480,170
   Fundraising Expenses $7,727,975
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,443,330
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,841,479
   
Net Assets $33,278,409

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
Alzheimer's Disease Research $19,739,840 67.5%
Macular Degeneration Research $6,161,962 21.1%
National Glaucoma Research $3,333,383 11.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 12/01/2019 84.74 three stars
2018-03 03/01/2019 82.58 three stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 88.39 three stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 86.53 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 87.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 84.38 three stars
2015-03 12/01/2015 84.27 three stars
2014-03 03/01/2015 84.14 three stars
2013-03 12/01/2013 81.27 three stars
2012-03 12/20/2012 79.55 two stars
2011-03 09/01/2012 71.64 two stars
2011-03 12/01/2011 76.90 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 79.86 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 65.08 one star
2009-03 07/01/2010 58.47 one star
2008-03 06/01/2009 61.39 one star
2007-03 06/01/2008 61.63 one star
2006-03 12/01/2006 61.11 one star
2005-03 01/01/2006 67.75 one star
2004-03 01/05/2005 65.63 one star

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

EIN 23-7337229
Name in IRS Master File BRIGHTFOCUS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code G00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
(165) Community health planning
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 January, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$409,204 1.01% Stacy Pagos Haller President, CEO

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BrightFocus Foundation (MD) 84.74 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

BrightFocus Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
tel: (800) 437-2423
fax: (301) 258-9454
EIN: 23-7337229

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Board Leadership

Scott Rodgville
Chair

CEO

Stacy Pagos Haller
President, CEO

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