Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Awarding NARSAD Grants

three stars

87.30

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 87.30 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of grants awarded
200
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
13,852,300
This impact information is current as of September 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

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,637,835
   Federated Campaigns $75,369
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $372,252
   Related Organizations $4,469,300
   Government Grants $15,000
Total Contributions $16,569,756
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,569,756
   Other Revenue $741,940
TOTAL REVENUE $17,311,696
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,594,120
   Administrative Expenses $1,700,834
   Fundraising Expenses $924,171
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,219,125
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,907,429
   
Net Assets $9,097,450

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$496,923 2.23% Jeffrey Borenstein President, CEO

Mission

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.

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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