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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Awarding NARSAD Grants

four stars

90.71

747 Third Avenue 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (800) 829-8289   Web Site
EIN: 31-1020010

Board Leadership
Steve Lieber
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Jeffrey Borenstein
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

100% of all donor contributions for research are invested in our grants to scientists leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of mental health disorders in children and adults.

Since 1987 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $394 million in over 5,700 NARSAD grants to more than 4,700 scientists around the world. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the nation's top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

100% of all donor contributions for research are invested in our grants to scientists leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of mental health disorders in children and adults.

Since 1987 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $394 million in over 5,700 NARSAD grants to more than 4,700 scientists around the world. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the nation's top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,254,975
   Federated Campaigns $62,756
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $429,584
   Related Organizations $3,038,680
   Government Grants $15,000
Total Contributions $15,800,995
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,800,995
   Other Revenue $177,989
TOTAL REVENUE $15,978,984
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,116,520
   Administrative Expenses $1,682,461
   Fundraising Expenses $930,447
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,729,428
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,750,444
   
Net Assets $11,229,281

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
Grants and Scholarships $11,932,235 78.9%

Ratings History
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.71 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.02 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.77 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 88.45 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 76.48 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.50 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 78.08 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 83.77 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 90.20 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 84.91 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 96.77 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 93.36 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 88.54 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 76.48 two stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 85.01 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 96.11 four 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 31-1020010
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH ON SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DEPRESSION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$486,538 2.74% Jeffrey Borenstein President, CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
747 Third Avenue
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (800) 829-8289
EIN: 31-1020010

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Board Leadership

Steve Lieber
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein
President & CEO

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