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American Brain Foundation

When we cure one brain disease, we will cure many.

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two stars

77.61

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 77.61 two stars
  Financial 68.34 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Brain Foundation brings researchers and donors together to cure brain diseases and disorders.


The American Brain Foundation brings researchers and donors together to cure brain diseases and disorders.


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Financial

one star

68.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
61.7%
  Administrative Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.35
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
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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American Brain Foundation (MN) 77.61 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,823,298
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $174,600
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,997,898
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,997,898
   Other Revenue $975,983
TOTAL REVENUE $4,973,881
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,006,986
   Administrative Expenses $310,639
   Fundraising Expenses $436,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,754,433
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,219,448
   
Net Assets $11,441,651

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 $987,064 49.2%
Public Outreach $779,261 38.8%
Awards $217,309 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 77.61 two stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 77.43 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 77.65 two stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$244,721 8.88% Jane Ransom Executive Director

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American Brain Foundation (MN) 77.61 two 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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