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United Spinal Association

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two stars

75.72

120-34 Queens Boulevard #320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
tel: (800) 404-2899   Web Site
EIN: 13-5612621

Board Leadership
David C. Cooper
Chairman of the Board

CEO
James Weisman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.72 two stars
  Financial 66.62 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Spinal Association is a national membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Membership is free and open to all individuals with spinal cord injuries and diseases. For more than sixty years, we have committed our energy and our talents to improving the lives of individuals with a spinal cord injury or disease. Our initiatives, in promoting inclusion, improving access, fostering independence, enhancing mobility, and demanding equality, along with our commitment to member service, has helped to improve the quality of life and to create opportunities for our members and all people with spinal cord injuries or disorders.

United Spinal Association is a national membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Membership is free and open to all individuals with spinal cord injuries and diseases. For more than sixty years, we have committed our energy and our talents to improving the lives of individuals with a spinal cord injury or disease. Our initiatives, in promoting inclusion, improving access, fostering independence, enhancing mobility, and demanding equality, along with our commitment to member service, has helped to improve the quality of life and to create opportunities for our members and all people with spinal cord injuries or disorders.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Total number of periodical subscribers
97,000
Number of press articles published
12
Number of unique website visitors
30,000
Total number of grants awarded
10
Number of clients served
5,100
Number of consulting projects completed
346
Number of people on the organization's email list
63,000
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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

one star

66.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth -4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Spinal Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Spinal Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Spinal Association (NY) 75.72 two stars
International OCD Foundation (MA) 85.84 three stars
Jeffrey Modell Foundation (NY) 95.08 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,984,450
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,984,450
   Program Service Revenue $3,011,186
Total Primary Revenue $10,995,636
   Other Revenue $-83,264
TOTAL REVENUE $10,912,372
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $8,492,767
   Administrative Expenses $934,170
   Fundraising Expenses $2,173,967
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,600,904
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-688,532
   
Net Assets $1,610,252

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
Accessibility Services $8,235,902 86.1%
Wheelchair Medic $1,326,499 13.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 75.72 two stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 73.96 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 69.76 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 66.77 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 71.20 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 78.33 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 77.04 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 76.56 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.48 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 53.73 zero star
2008-06 10/01/2009 54.44 zero star
2007-06 05/01/2008 51.35 zero star
2006-06 08/01/2007 52.15 zero star
2005-06 05/01/2007 58.39 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 67.92 one star
2003-06 08/01/2004 52.19 zero star
2002-06 04/15/2003 55.60 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 58.49 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 13-5612621
Name in IRS Master File UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code W30
NTEE Classification Military, Veterans' Organizations
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(908) Patriotic 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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 2015
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$182,379 1.57% James Weisman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Spinal Association (NY) 75.72 two stars
Histiocytosis Association (NJ) 89.69 three stars
Beyond Celiac (PA) 92.38 four stars
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (MD) 88.21 three stars
Scleroderma Foundation (MA) 96.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Boulevard
#320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
tel: (800) 404-2899
fax: (718) 803-0414
EIN: 13-5612621

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Board Leadership

David C. Cooper
Chairman of the Board

CEO

James Weisman
President, CEO

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