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United Spinal Association

Enhancing the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

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two stars

72.37

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

Board Leadership
Patrick W. Maher
Chairman of the Board

CEO
James Weisman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.37 two stars
  Financial 61.57 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. United Spinal is committed to advocating for greater civil rights and independence for people with disabilities, including expanding education and employment, improving enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ensuring adequate access to public transportation and taxi services, and amending Medicare rules that restrict many individuals to their homes and nursing facilities. Membership in United Spinal is free and open to all individuals who are living with SCI/D, their family members, friends, and healthcare providers.

United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. United Spinal is committed to advocating for greater civil rights and independence for people with disabilities, including expanding education and employment, improving enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ensuring adequate access to public transportation and taxi services, and amending Medicare rules that restrict many individuals to their homes and nursing facilities. Membership in United Spinal is free and open to all individuals who are living with SCI/D, their family members, friends, and healthcare providers.

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
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

one star

61.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth -7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.3%
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) 72.37 two stars
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National Headache Foundation (IL) 85.59 three stars
American Thyroid Association (VA) 91.42 four stars
NEXT for AUTISM (NY) 87.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,828,338
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,828,338
   Program Service Revenue $2,379,238
Total Primary Revenue $8,207,576
   Other Revenue $146,108
TOTAL REVENUE $8,353,684
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,819,959
   Administrative Expenses $944,522
   Fundraising Expenses $1,633,143
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,397,624
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,043,940
   
Net Assets $606,414

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 72.37 two stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 76.30 two stars
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- James Weisman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Spinal Association (NY) 72.37 two stars
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (Apraxia Kids) (PA) 93.34 four stars
National Hemophilia Foundation (NY) 94.84 four stars
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (MD) 94.81 four stars
National Ataxia Foundation (MN) 90.71 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

Patrick W. Maher
Chairman of the Board

CEO

James Weisman
President, CEO

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