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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Muscular Dystrophy Association

For Strength, Independence & Life

74.28

222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 572-1717   Web Site
EIN: 13-1665552

Board Leadership
R. Rodney Howell
Chairman

CEO
Steven M. Derks
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.28
  Financial 64.52
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

64.52

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth -10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 93.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Muscular Dystrophy Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Muscular Dystrophy Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Created in 1950, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,996,705
   Federated Campaigns $579,185
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $108,315,636
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $283,164
Total Contributions $135,174,690
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $135,174,690
   Other Revenue $5,196,545
TOTAL REVENUE $140,371,235
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $96,106,348
   Administrative Expenses $12,823,614
   Fundraising Expenses $22,585,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $131,515,722
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,855,513
   
Net Assets $6,161,280

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
Health Care and Community Services $61,377,651 63.1%
Research $18,498,911 19.0%
Professional and Public Health Education $17,459,993 17.9%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.28
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 72.74
2013-12 05/01/2015 72.45
2012-12 03/01/2014 74.07
2011-12 03/01/2013 71.78
2010-12 09/01/2012 79.28
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.19
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.36
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 72.60
2008-12 03/01/2010 77.65
2007-03 03/01/2008 76.00
2005-03 03/01/2006 79.98
2004-03 02/01/2005 85.59
2003-03 02/01/2004 87.09
2002-03 04/15/2003 85.76
2001-03 10/15/2002 84.20

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1665552
Name in IRS Master File MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code G50
NTEE Classification Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 July, 1952
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$471,134 0.35% Steven Derks President, CEO

Created in 1950, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

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Charity Contact Info

Muscular Dystrophy Association
222 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 572-1717
EIN: 13-1665552

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Board Leadership

R. Rodney Howell
Chairman

CEO

Steven M. Derks
President, CEO


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