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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Today's care. Tomorrow's cure.

82.41

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 82.41
  Financial 76.14
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

76.14

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.9%
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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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (NJ) 82.41
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Rett Syndrome Research Trust (CT) 85.85
Dysautonomia Foundation (NY) 86.56

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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 $6,558,994
   Federated Campaigns $51,231
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,261,790
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,679,157
Total Contributions $14,551,172
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,551,172
   Other Revenue $-449,515
TOTAL REVENUE $14,101,657
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $11,375,667
   Administrative Expenses $890,449
   Fundraising Expenses $1,619,612
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,885,728
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $215,929
   
Net Assets $4,909,580

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 $4,744,188 41.1%
Research Grants $5,738,420 49.7%
Public Education and Advocacy $1,062,964 9.2%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.41
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.84
2013-12 04/01/2015 75.99
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.11
2011-12 12/01/2012 80.93
2010-12 09/01/2012 77.40
2010-12 03/01/2012 79.27
2009-12 12/23/2011 76.92
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.69
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 67.50
2008-12 02/01/2010 75.36
2007-12 11/01/2008 76.20
2006-12 11/01/2007 79.95
2005-12 11/01/2006 77.73
2004-12 01/01/2006 70.90
2003-12 12/01/2004 81.98
2002-12 12/01/2003 76.72
2001-12 10/15/2002 84.87

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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$275,596 1.98% 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 Contact Info

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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