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FRAXA Research Foundation

Finding a cure for Fragile X

four stars

92.38

10 Prince Place, Suite 203 Newburyport, MA 01950
tel: (978) 462-1866   Web Site
EIN: 04-3222167

Board Leadership
Deborah Stevenson
Board Chair

CEO
Katherine Clapp
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FRAXA Research Foundation was founded in 1994 by three parents of children with Fragile X syndrome to support scientific research aimed at finding a treatment and a cure for Fragile X syndrome. Fragile X research is drastically underfunded, considering its high prevalence, prospects for a cure, and the promise that this research holds for advancing understanding of other disorders like autism, Alzheimer's disease, and X-linked mental retardation. FRAXA funds grants and fellowships at universities all over the world. We have funded more than $25 million dollars in top-notch science. Fragile X is the most common inherited cause of intellectual impairment and the most common known genetic cause of autism.

FRAXA Research Foundation was founded in 1994 by three parents of children with Fragile X syndrome to support scientific research aimed at finding a treatment and a cure for Fragile X syndrome. Fragile X research is drastically underfunded, considering its high prevalence, prospects for a cure, and the promise that this research holds for advancing understanding of other disorders like autism, Alzheimer's disease, and X-linked mental retardation. FRAXA funds grants and fellowships at universities all over the world. We have funded more than $25 million dollars in top-notch science. Fragile X is the most common inherited cause of intellectual impairment and the most common known genetic cause of autism.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FRAXA Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FRAXA Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FRAXA Research Foundation (MA) 92.38 four stars
The Hastings Center (NY) 91.17 four stars
LUNGevity Foundation (IL) 91.89 four stars
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Tisch MS Research Center of New York (NY) 90.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $887,064
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $439,365
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,326,429
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,326,429
   Other Revenue $25,498
TOTAL REVENUE $1,351,927
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,101,128
   Administrative Expenses $68,288
   Fundraising Expenses $120,105
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,289,521
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $62,406
   
Net Assets $2,461,091

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
Fundraising for Research Grants $991,806 90.1%
Fund Programs for Education about Fragile X $109,322 9.9%

Ratings History
FRAXA Research Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 92.38 four stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 94.47 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 97.17 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.36 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/23/2015 91.59 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 89.24 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 81.41 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 88.40 three stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 73.37 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.75 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/24/2010 73.90 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 85.25 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 93.55 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2008 88.89 three stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 88.08 three stars
2003-12 08/01/2004 77.55 two stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 94.41 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 04-3222167
Name in IRS Master File FRAXA RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code H99
NTEE Classification Medical Research N.E.C.
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable 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 June, 1994
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,751 7.34% Katherine Clapp President
Other Salaries of Note
$107,671 8.34% Michael Tranfaglia Medical Director
$100,000 7.75% David Bjork Development Director

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FRAXA Research Foundation (MA) 92.38 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

FRAXA Research Foundation
10 Prince Place, Suite 203
Newburyport, MA 01950
tel: (978) 462-1866
EIN: 04-3222167

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Board Leadership

Deborah Stevenson
Board Chair

CEO

Katherine Clapp
President

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