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Health : Medical Research (Fundraising)

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Partners for innovation, discovery, health.

four stars

100.00

9650 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (301) 402-5311   Web Site
EIN: 52-1986675

Board Leadership
Charles A. Sanders, M.D.
Chairman

CEO
Maria C. Freire, Ph.D.
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 100.00 four stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 90.71 four stars
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 91.35 four stars
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 94.76 four stars
Center for Infectious Disease Research (WA) 86.84 three stars

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Founded in 1996, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fosters public health through scientific discovery, translational research, and the dissemination of research results through specially-configured, high-impact public-private partnerships consistent with the priorities of the NIH. The foundation is not only involved in large, ambitious initiatives with potentially high impact on the lives of millions of the world's citizens, but it also supports smaller focused programs in clinical training and ancillary support programs. With the goals of NIH as its guide, the foundation serves both the public and private sectors, helping them achieve significant breakthroughs in human health in areas of interest that overlap with those of NIH.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $73,405,546
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $500,000
Total Contributions $73,905,546
   Program Service Revenue $197,177
Total Primary Revenue $74,102,723
   Other Revenue $347,771
TOTAL REVENUE $74,450,494
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $70,333,687
   Administrative Expenses $3,617,789
   Fundraising Expenses $126,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $74,077,492
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $373,002
   
Net Assets $91,569,381

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 Partnerships $68,198,142 97.0%
Fellowships & Training Programs $1,605,067 2.3%
Memorials, Awards, & Events $427,057 0.6%

Ratings History
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.41 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 85.41 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 90.20 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.28 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.75 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 90.33 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 97.04 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 99.57 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 99.70 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 99.72 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 84.08 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 88.81 three 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 52-1986675
Name in IRS Master File FOUNDATION FOR THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH INC
NTEE Code H92
NTEE Classification Biomedicine, Bioengineering Research
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
(254) Corporation organized under an Act of Congress (see also use (904)
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, 1997
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$374,138 0.50% Maria Freire President

Founded in 1996, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fosters public health through scientific discovery, translational research, and the dissemination of research results through specially-configured, high-impact public-private partnerships consistent with the priorities of the NIH. The foundation is not only involved in large, ambitious initiatives with potentially high impact on the lives of millions of the world's citizens, but it also supports smaller focused programs in clinical training and ancillary support programs. With the goals of NIH as its guide, the foundation serves both the public and private sectors, helping them achieve significant breakthroughs in human health in areas of interest that overlap with those of NIH.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 100.00 four stars
Center for Infectious Disease Research (WA) 86.84 three stars
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 94.76 four stars
McLaughlin Research Institute (MT) 92.92 four stars
LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation (MA) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (301) 402-5311
fax: (301) 480-2752
EIN: 52-1986675

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Board Leadership

Charles A. Sanders, M.D.
Chairman

CEO

Maria C. Freire, Ph.D.
President and Executive Director

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