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Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

Dedicated to funding research into the cause, care and cure of Alzheimer's disease

four stars

98.23

110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10017
tel: (800) 259-4636   Web Site
EIN: 13-3859563

Board Leadership
Barry Sloane
Chair

CEO
Kent L. Karosen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is a leading source of funding for Alzheimer's research. We actively raise funds to serve Alzheimer's patients and their families by seeking to understand the causes of, discover a cure for, and improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease.

We primarily fund the work of Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard and his team of internationally renowned scientists to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. They have made recent discoveries that hold great promise for the development of new drugs.

We also support the research of Dr. Barry Reisberg at NYU's Medical Center. His 'Clinical Stages of Alzheimer's' is used by physicians around the world.

The Foundation educates the public about Alzheimer's disease and care through its website, www. ALZinfo.org and magazine, Preserving Your Memory: the Magazine of Health and Hope.

We have been awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator eight times in twelve years, including this year.

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is a leading source of funding for Alzheimer's research. We actively raise funds to serve Alzheimer's patients and their families by seeking to understand the causes of, discover a cure for, and improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease.

We primarily fund the work of Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard and his team of internationally renowned scientists to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. They have made recent discoveries that hold great promise for the development of new drugs.

We also support the research of Dr. Barry Reisberg at NYU's Medical Center. His 'Clinical Stages of Alzheimer's' is used by physicians around the world.

The Foundation educates the public about Alzheimer's disease and care through its website, www. ALZinfo.org and magazine, Preserving Your Memory: the Magazine of Health and Hope.

We have been awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator eight times in twelve years, including this year.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.69
  Program Expenses Growth 24.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation (NY) 98.23 four stars
BrightFocus Foundation (MD) 88.39 three stars
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (NY) 89.06 three stars
Alzheimer's Association (IL) 89.00 three stars
Alzheimer's Foundation of America (NY) 95.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,009,151
   Federated Campaigns $367,184
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,376,335
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,376,335
   Other Revenue $554,938
TOTAL REVENUE $4,931,273
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,643,739
   Administrative Expenses $227,324
   Fundraising Expenses $241,588
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,112,651
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,181,378
   
Net Assets $19,145,335

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
Research Grants $7,000,000 91.6%
Alzheimer's Information Program $493,739 6.5%
Grant to NYU Langone School of Medicine $100,000 1.3%

Ratings History
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 98.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.06 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 99.25 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 97.75 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.32 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 95.38 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 99.08 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.34 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 81.18 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 79.32 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 98.99 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 88.90 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 99.30 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 88.82 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 99.36 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 99.15 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 99.15 four 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 13-3859563
Name in IRS Master File ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH M FISHER CENTER FOR ALZHEIMERS RESEARCH FDN
NTEE Code H99
NTEE Classification Medical Research N.E.C.
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 April, 1996
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$283,329 3.49% Kent Karosen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation (NY) 98.23 four stars
Alzheimer's Association (IL) 89.00 three stars
BrightFocus Foundation (MD) 88.39 three stars
Alzheimer's Foundation of America (NY) 95.41 four stars
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (NY) 89.06 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (800) 259-4636
fax: (212) 915-1319
EIN: 13-3859563

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Board Leadership

Barry Sloane
Chair

CEO

Kent L. Karosen
President, CEO

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