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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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three stars

83.63

733 Third Avenue 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 986-3240   Web Site
EIN: 13-5661935

Board Leadership
Peter A. Galligan
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Cyndi Zagieboylo
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.63 three stars
  Financial 76.86 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

76.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 78.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NY) 83.63 three stars
Race to Erase MS (CA) 90.28 four stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Utah - Southern Idaho Chapter (UT) 87.62 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter (OH) 87.62 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter (MA) 87.15 three stars

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The National MS Society is united in our collective power to do something about MS now. Our vision is a world free of multiple sclerosis and we act with urgency to find solutions and change the world for people with MS. This means that each person with MS can live their best life with more connections to information, resources, and others with shared experiences; that accelerated research breakthroughs change lives and end MS forever; that everyone who wants to do something about multiple sclerosis can fuel progress; and that the voices of people affected by MS are heard and drive change wherever it is needed.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $110,102,818
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $110,102,818
   Program Service Revenue $604,323
Total Primary Revenue $110,707,141
   Other Revenue $2,873,450
TOTAL REVENUE $113,580,591
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $97,395,611
   Administrative Expenses $9,114,235
   Fundraising Expenses $10,813,237
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $117,323,083
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,742,492
   
Net Assets $26,403,515

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
Research and Research Fellowships $56,377,795 57.5%
Services to Chapters $24,151,226 24.6%
Client Programs $10,153,833 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 83.63 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 87.10 three stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 86.80 three stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 83.97 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 87.02 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 83.05 three stars
2010-09 09/01/2012 86.41 three stars
2010-09 03/01/2012 86.39 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 85.65 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 83.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 72.34 two stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 81.26 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 89.36 three stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 89.61 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 80.56 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 78.78 two stars
2003-09 06/01/2004 78.17 two stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 91.00 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 91.06 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 13-5661935
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
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 (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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
Ruling Date October, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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
$452,299 0.38% Cynthia Zagieboylo President, CEO

The National MS Society is united in our collective power to do something about MS now. Our vision is a world free of multiple sclerosis and we act with urgency to find solutions and change the world for people with MS. This means that each person with MS can live their best life with more connections to information, resources, and others with shared experiences; that accelerated research breakthroughs change lives and end MS forever; that everyone who wants to do something about multiple sclerosis can fuel progress; and that the voices of people affected by MS are heard and drive change wherever it is needed.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NY) 83.63 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter (PA) 89.75 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter (IL) 89.96 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Florida Chapter (FL) 94.69 four stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter (CA) 92.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 986-3240
EIN: 13-5661935

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Board Leadership

Peter A. Galligan
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Cyndi Zagieboylo
President, CEO

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