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Epilepsy Foundation

Not another moment lost to seizures.

four stars

90.77

8301 Professional Place East Suite 200
Landover, MD 20785
tel: (800) 332-1000   Web Site
EIN: 52-0856660

Board Leadership
Robert W. Smith
Chair

CEO
Philip M. Gattone
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.77 four stars
  Financial 87.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1968, the Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.

Founded in 1968, the Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.

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Financial

three stars

87.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 15.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Epilepsy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Epilepsy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Epilepsy Foundation (MD) 90.77 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,517,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,136,321
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,291,311
Total Contributions $22,945,371
   Program Service Revenue $935,979
Total Primary Revenue $23,881,350
   Other Revenue $-285,010
TOTAL REVENUE $23,596,340
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $13,899,374
   Administrative Expenses $900,742
   Fundraising Expenses $2,510,762
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,310,878
   
Payments to Affiliates $968,600
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,285,462
   
Net Assets $19,583,291

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
Community and Family Services $8,011,636 55.4%
Public Health Education and Awareness $3,380,264 23.4%
Research, Innovation, and New Therapies $3,069,304 21.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.77 four stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 83.28 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 78.77 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 78.69 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 79.56 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.52 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 79.76 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.36 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 85.92 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 77.41 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.49 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 82.83 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.41 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 86.46 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 80.36 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 89.37 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 79.37 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 82.91 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 90.79 four stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 81.94 three 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 52-0856660
Name in IRS Master File EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
NTEE Code G54
NTEE Classification Epilepsy
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
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
(59) Other school related 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 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, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$260,269 1.50% Philip Gattone President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Epilepsy Foundation (MD) 90.77 four stars
Hemophilia Federation of America (DC) 96.46 four stars
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (PA) 97.82 four stars
Dan Marino Foundation (FL) 93.39 four stars
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MA) 89.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place East
Suite 200
Landover, MD 20785
tel: (800) 332-1000
EIN: 52-0856660

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Board Leadership

Robert W. Smith
Chair

CEO

Philip M. Gattone
President & CEO

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