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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

NAMI

The nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families

86.98

3803 North Fairfax Drive Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 524-7600   Web Site
EIN: 43-1201653

Board Leadership
Steve Pitman
President

CEO
Mary Giliberti
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.98
  Financial 81.60
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

81.60

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NAMI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NAMI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy. Our many activities include: public education and information activities, peer education and support, raising awareness and fighting stigma, and state and federal advocacy.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,503,110
   Federated Campaigns $92,604
   Membership Dues $338,355
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,934,069
   Program Service Revenue $2,010,067
Total Primary Revenue $9,944,136
   Other Revenue $438,591
TOTAL REVENUE $10,382,727
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,301,517
   Administrative Expenses $1,621,480
   Fundraising Expenses $1,406,874
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,329,871
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-947,144
   
Net Assets $9,911,238

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
Program & Membership Support $5,379,020 64.8%
Policy and Advocacy $1,693,117 20.4%
Education, Training, and Support $1,229,380 14.8%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 86.98
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.87
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 88.77
2014-12 10/01/2015 88.42
2013-12 10/01/2014 87.91
2012-12 12/01/2013 79.05
2011-12 12/20/2012 81.49
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.11
2010-12 03/01/2012 79.50
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.49
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/24/2010 85.11
2008-06 03/01/2009 89.91
2007-06 05/01/2008 84.91
2006-06 05/01/2007 71.17
2005-06 09/01/2006 77.21
2004-06 08/01/2005 85.29
2003-06 07/01/2004 90.67
2002-06 06/09/2003 87.89
2001-06 10/15/2002 92.86
2000-06 04/15/2002 88.27

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 43-1201653
Name in IRS Master File NAMI
NTEE Code F80
NTEE Classification Mental Health Association, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 July, 1980
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$182,945 1.61% Mary Giliberti Executive Director

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy. Our many activities include: public education and information activities, peer education and support, raising awareness and fighting stigma, and state and federal advocacy.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NAMI (VA) 86.98
Mental Health America (VA) 88.59
The Jed Foundation (NY) 96.40
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 88.54
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 90.27

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Charity Contact Info

NAMI
3803 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 524-7600
fax: (703) 524-9094
TTY: (703) 516-7992
EIN: 43-1201653

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 62596
Baltimore, MD 21264

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Board Leadership

Steve Pitman
President

CEO

Mary Giliberti
Chief Executive Officer

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