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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

March of Dimes

MARCH OF DIMES LEADS THE FIGHT FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL MOMS AND BABIES

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two stars

73.14

1550 Crystal Dr. Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (888) 663-4637   Web Site
EIN: 13-1846366

Board Leadership
Gary Dixon
Chair

CEO
Stacey D. Stewart
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.14 two stars
  Financial 62.14 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We have saved the lives of millions of babies since our founding and we won't stop until we reach the day when every baby is born healthy. Our mission is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. Our researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health from premature birth, birth defects, and low birthweight.

We have saved the lives of millions of babies since our founding and we won't stop until we reach the day when every baby is born healthy. Our mission is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. Our researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health from premature birth, birth defects, and low birthweight.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Women & Families Provided Education Resources
446,264,000
Federal, State and Territorial Advocacy Victories.
204
Number of Families Provided Information and Comfort Through NICU Family Support®
70,000
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

62.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 113.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by March of Dimes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by March of Dimes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
March of Dimes (VA) 73.14 two stars
United Ability (AL) 95.29 four stars
National Down Syndrome Society (NY) 94.37 four stars
Cerebral Palsy (WI) 88.99 three stars
Angelman Syndrome Foundation (IL) 90.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,844,610
   Federated Campaigns $722,833
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $96,359,755
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,872,784
Total Contributions $152,799,982
   Program Service Revenue $273,595
Total Primary Revenue $153,073,577
   Other Revenue $11,134,852
TOTAL REVENUE $164,208,429
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $114,310,559
   Administrative Expenses $15,176,623
   Fundraising Expenses $22,983,087
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $152,470,269
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,738,160
   
Net Assets $-10,880,357

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 Services $36,351,344 31.8%
Research and Medical Support $20,545,829 18.0%
Public and Professional Education $7,413,386 6.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 73.14 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 73.24 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 78.64 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 71.76 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.86 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 71.57 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 78.22 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 77.04 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 74.93 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 71.05 two stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 71.00 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 77.04 two stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 79.08 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.97 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 65.15 one star
2008-12 03/01/2010 68.04 one star
2007-12 06/01/2009 79.00 two stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 77.70 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 71.30 two stars
2004-12 06/01/2005 69.19 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 13-1846366
Name in IRS Master File MARCH OF DIMES INC
NTEE Code G20
NTEE Classification Birth Defects and Genetic Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
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 September, 1950
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$516,837 0.33% Stacey Stewart President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
March of Dimes (VA) 73.14 two stars
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The Progeria Research Foundation (MA) 92.09 four stars
National Fragile X Foundation (DC) 89.57 three stars
Alpha-1 Foundation (FL) 93.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

March of Dimes
1550 Crystal Dr.
Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (888) 663-4637
EIN: 13-1846366

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Board Leadership

Gary Dixon
Chair

CEO

Stacey D. Stewart
President

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