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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

The Schepens Eye Research Institute

Working to preserve and restore vision - today, tomorrow, and into the future

20 Staniford Street Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 912-0100   Web Site
EIN: 04-2129889

Board Leadership
John R. Fernandez

John Fernandez
President, CEO



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The Schepens Eye Research Institute has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, The Schepens Eye Research Institute’s most recent Form 990 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to The Schepens Eye Research Institute for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

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EIN 04-2129889
NTEE Code H41
NTEE Classification Eye Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(162) Other medical research
(181) Scientific research for government
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, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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Charity Contact Info

The Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 912-0100
fax: (617) 912-0118
EIN: 04-2129889

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Board Leadership

John R. Fernandez


John Fernandez
President, CEO

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