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Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Hearing Health Foundation

Prevention | Research | Cure

92.92

575 Eighth Ave Suite 1201
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 257-6146   Web Site
EIN: 13-1882107

Board Leadership
John Dillard
Chairman

CEO
Timothy Higdon
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92
  Financial 90.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hearing Health Foundation, formerly known as Deafness Research Foundation, is the leading national source of non-profit funding for research in hearing and balance science. The mission of Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and promote hearing health. HHF envisions a world where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy life without hearing loss and tinnitus

Since 1958, the organization has made incredible breakthroughs in research and care, including the co-founding of the National Temporal Bone Banks Program, passing of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening legislation, contributing to the development of the cochlear implant, and surgery for otosclerosis.

Hearing Health Foundation, formerly known as Deafness Research Foundation, is the leading national source of non-profit funding for research in hearing and balance science. The mission of Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and promote hearing health. HHF envisions a world where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy life without hearing loss and tinnitus

Since 1958, the organization has made incredible breakthroughs in research and care, including the co-founding of the National Temporal Bone Banks Program, passing of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening legislation, contributing to the development of the cochlear implant, and surgery for otosclerosis.

Financial

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth -14.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hearing Health Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hearing Health Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hearing Health Foundation (NY) 92.92
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Scleroderma Research Foundation (CA) 98.00
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (NY) 91.16
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,462,773
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,462,773
   Program Service Revenue $90,140
Total Primary Revenue $2,552,913
   Other Revenue $385,819
TOTAL REVENUE $2,938,732
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,443,426
   Administrative Expenses $141,924
   Fundraising Expenses $112,839
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,698,189
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,240,543
   
Net Assets $8,799,470

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
Hearing Restoration Project & Emerging Research Grants $693,085 48.0%
Hearing Health Magazine $494,724 34.3%
Communication/Education $255,617 17.7%

Ratings History
Hearing Health Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 12/01/2021 92.92
2019-09 12/01/2020 92.92
2018-09 11/01/2019 91.16
2017-09 12/01/2018 98.23
2016-09 09/01/2017 90.82
2015-09 08/01/2016 90.17
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.28
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 93.06
2013-09 02/01/2015 92.45
2012-09 12/01/2013 88.60
2011-09 09/01/2012 90.50
2010-09 04/01/2012 92.42
2010-09 12/23/2011 91.91
2009-09 09/20/2011 85.09
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 79.06
2008-09 11/01/2009 66.03
2007-09 10/01/2008 61.27
2006-09 09/01/2007 78.97
2005-09 11/01/2006 60.14
2004-09 01/01/2006 76.99

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

EIN 13-1882107
Name in IRS Master File HEARING HEALTH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code H20
NTEE Classification Birth Defects, Genetic Diseases Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
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
(927) Fundraising
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 May, 1958
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,718 7.75% Timothy L Higdon President & CEO

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Hearing Health Foundation (NY) 92.92
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Charity Contact Info

Hearing Health Foundation
575 Eighth Ave
Suite 1201
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 257-6146
fax: (212) 257-6139
TTY: (888) 435-6104
EIN: 13-1882107

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Board Leadership

John Dillard
Chairman

CEO

Timothy Higdon
Chief Executive Officer

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