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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Today's care. Tomorrow's cure.

three stars

81.22

636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
tel: (800) 225-0292   Web Site
EIN: 22-2939536

Board Leadership
John M. Hughes
Chairman

CEO
Peter Wilderotter
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.22 three stars
  Financial 73.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

73.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (NJ) 81.22 three stars
Scleroderma Research Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
Lupus Research Institute (NY) 88.76 three stars
CDC Foundation (GA) 96.66 four stars
Retina Foundation of the Southwest (TX) 94.43 four stars

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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.
In 1995, when Christopher Reeve was injured, the American Paralysis Association (APA) was one of the first organizations to which he and his wife, Dana, turned for help. Christopher also formed his own foundation, but in 1999, the two came together as the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
Today, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is recognized as the premier spinal cord injury research organization in the world. Through 30 years of scientific progress made possible by the Reeve Foundation, neuroscientists everywhere now agree that repairing the damaged spinal cord is not a question of "if," but a question of "when." The Reeve Foundation also provides many programs and services that empower those living with paralysis with knowledge, resources, support, and community.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,156,481
   Federated Campaigns $33,814
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,351,428
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,715,600
Total Contributions $14,257,323
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,257,323
   Other Revenue $-286,824
TOTAL REVENUE $13,970,499
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $11,675,123
   Administrative Expenses $669,805
   Fundraising Expenses $1,513,926
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,858,854
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $111,645
   
Net Assets $4,924,251

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
Quality of Life Grants Program $6,137,278 51.8%
Research Grants $4,838,308 40.9%
Public Education and Advocacy $860,228 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 81.22 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.84 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 75.99 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.11 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 80.93 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 77.40 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 79.27 two stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 76.92 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.69 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 67.50 one star
2008-12 02/01/2010 75.36 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 76.20 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 79.95 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 77.73 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 70.90 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 81.98 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 76.72 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 84.87 three 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 22-2939536
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTOPHER REEVE FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NONPROFIT CORPORATION
NTEE Code H50
NTEE Classification Nerve, Muscle, Bone Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (162) Other medical research
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 August, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
$357,690 2.58% Peter Wilderotter President, CEO

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.
In 1995, when Christopher Reeve was injured, the American Paralysis Association (APA) was one of the first organizations to which he and his wife, Dana, turned for help. Christopher also formed his own foundation, but in 1999, the two came together as the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
Today, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is recognized as the premier spinal cord injury research organization in the world. Through 30 years of scientific progress made possible by the Reeve Foundation, neuroscientists everywhere now agree that repairing the damaged spinal cord is not a question of "if," but a question of "when." The Reeve Foundation also provides many programs and services that empower those living with paralysis with knowledge, resources, support, and community.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (NJ) 81.22 three stars
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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
tel: (800) 225-0292
fax: (973) 912-9433
EIN: 22-2939536

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Board Leadership

John M. Hughes
Chairman

CEO

Peter Wilderotter
President, CEO

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