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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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three stars

83.66

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 83.66 three stars
  Financial 76.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

two stars

76.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 78.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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) 83.66 three stars
Rocky Mountain MS Center (CO) 88.14 three stars
Race to Erase MS (CA) 88.89 three stars
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MA) 88.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $106,277,577
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $106,277,577
   Program Service Revenue $646,108
Total Primary Revenue $106,923,685
   Other Revenue $1,512,131
TOTAL REVENUE $108,435,816
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $95,042,635
   Administrative Expenses $10,557,555
   Fundraising Expenses $11,917,582
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $117,517,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,081,956
   
Net Assets $24,028,739

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 $50,969,812 52.5%
Services to Chapters $25,148,091 25.9%
Client Programs $11,027,987 11.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 12/22/2017 83.66 three stars
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

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 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 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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$501,300 0.42% Cynthia Zagieboylo President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NY) 83.66 three stars
Race to Erase MS (CA) 88.89 three stars
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MA) 88.05 three stars
Rocky Mountain MS Center (CO) 88.14 three 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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