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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Epilepsy Foundation

Not another moment lost to seizures.

91.32

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

Board Leadership
Bradley P. Boyer
Chair

CEO
Laura Thrall
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.32
  Financial 88.11
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

88.11

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 23.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.3%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Epilepsy Foundation (MD) 91.32
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Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MA) 91.18
Angiogenesis Foundation (MA) 85.01

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,252,024
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,594,566
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,837,368
Total Contributions $19,683,958
   Program Service Revenue $1,655,104
Total Primary Revenue $21,339,062
   Other Revenue $-828,976
TOTAL REVENUE $20,510,086
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $18,543,004
   Administrative Expenses $1,609,580
   Fundraising Expenses $3,316,553
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,469,137
   
Payments to Affiliates $402,874
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,959,051
   
Net Assets $17,084,319

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
Advocacy and Services $11,694,490 60.1%
Education and Awareness $4,285,620 22.0%
Research, Innovation, and New Therapies $3,475,029 17.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.32
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.77
2017-06 04/01/2018 83.28
2016-06 09/01/2017 78.77
2016-06 08/01/2017 78.69
2015-06 10/01/2016 79.56
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.52
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 79.76
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.36
2013-06 12/01/2014 85.92
2012-06 10/01/2013 77.41
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.49
2011-06 06/01/2012 82.83
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.41
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 86.46
2008-06 11/01/2009 80.36
2007-06 05/01/2008 89.37
2006-06 04/01/2007 79.37
2005-06 05/01/2006 82.91
2004-06 06/01/2005 90.79

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)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$279,811 1.19% Philip Gattone President, CEO

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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

Bradley P. Boyer
Chair

CEO

Laura Thrall
President, CEO

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