Health : Medical Research

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Today's care. Tomorrow's cure.

three stars

81.77

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

Board Leadership
John M Hughes
Chairman Of Board

CEO
Peter Wilderotter
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.77 three stars
  Financial 74.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

two stars

74.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth -7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,750,683
   Federated Campaigns $16,736
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,592,455
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,279,745
Total Contributions $12,639,619
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,639,619
   Other Revenue $-495,638
TOTAL REVENUE $12,143,981
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $9,301,437
   Administrative Expenses $551,085
   Fundraising Expenses $1,505,646
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,358,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $785,813
   
Net Assets $3,797,164

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$313,842 2.76% Peter Wilderotter President & CEO

Mission

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 Of Board

CEO

Peter Wilderotter
President & CEO