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American Brain Foundation

Paving the way to a cure for brain disease

three stars

80.74

201 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (866) 770-7570   Web Site
EIN: 41-1717098

Board Leadership
Kevin P. Goodno
Chair

CEO
Jane Ransom
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.74 three stars
  Financial 75.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three 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

75.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

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)
67.4%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.01
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Brain Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Brain Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Brain Foundation (MN) 80.74 three stars
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (TX) 89.27 three stars
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (CO) 89.92 three stars
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (PA) 87.18 three stars
The Boomer Esiason Foundation (NY) 94.09 four stars

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The American Brain Foundation supports vital research and education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for brain and other nervous system diseases.


REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,819,224
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,819,224
   Program Service Revenue $24,996
Total Primary Revenue $2,844,220
   Other Revenue $-41,913
TOTAL REVENUE $2,802,307
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,054,101
   Administrative Expenses $718,983
   Fundraising Expenses $515,658
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,288,742
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-486,435
   
Net Assets $8,482,510

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
Grants and Awards $1,763,779 85.9%
Public Education $290,322 14.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 80.74 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.97 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.68 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 71.10 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 72.16 two stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 70.22 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 69.30 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.35 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.67 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 93.76 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 92.95 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 87.89 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 82.78 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 87.20 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 95.11 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 97.97 four stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 93.23 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 41-1717098
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN BRAIN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code H96
NTEE Classification Neurology, Neuroscience Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 May, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$133,481 4.05% Jane Ransom Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$29,450 0.89% Catherine M. Rydell Former Executive Director
$972 0.02% Thomas R. Swift Trustee
$611 0.01% John C. Mazziotta Past Chair
$385 0.01% Robert C. Griggs Vice Chair
$172 0.00% Kevin P. Goodno Chair

The American Brain Foundation supports vital research and education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for brain and other nervous system diseases.


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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Brain Foundation (MN) 80.74 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Brain Foundation
201 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (866) 770-7570
EIN: 41-1717098

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Board Leadership

Kevin P. Goodno
Chair

CEO

Jane Ransom
Executive Director

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