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Lupus Research Alliance

Prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research

three stars

86.70

275 Madison Avenue 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (800) 867-1743   Web Site
EIN: 58-2492929

Board Leadership
Robert Wood Johnson IV
Chairman

CEO
Kenneth M. Farber
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.70 three stars
  Financial 81.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

three stars

81.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.53
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lupus Research Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lupus Research Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lupus Research Alliance (NY) 86.70 three stars
Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (NY) 86.84 three stars
It's The Journey, Inc. (GA) 92.92 four stars
Cystinosis Research Foundation (CA) 87.81 three stars
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NY) 90.71 four stars

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TheLupus Research Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure for lupus. We believe in doing one thing, and doing it well. Founded in 1999, our sole mission is to prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research. The Alliance applies a strategic business approach to funding research. In 2000 and 2001 we asked scientists to submit proposals to identify targets for new therapies in lupus. These proposals needed to be ideas that would lead to the development of new drugs or biologic agents to treat lupus within two years. And because we want to fund the best research, wherever that may be, we accepted applications from all over the world, and from industry, as well as academia. The Lupus Research Alliance was created via a merger of the Alliance for Lupus Research and the Lupus Research Institute.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,619,309
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,655,600
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,274,909
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,274,909
   Other Revenue $3,523,956
TOTAL REVENUE $18,798,865
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $11,733,596
   Administrative Expenses $1,297,728
   Fundraising Expenses $2,151,087
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,182,411
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,616,454
   
Net Assets $48,220,789

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 $9,777,409 83.0%
Scientific Programs $1,849,087 15.7%
Public Policy/Lobbying $152,897 1.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2017 86.70 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.09 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.90 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.81 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 83.45 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.10 four stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 77.01 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 77.03 two 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 58-2492929
Name in IRS Master File LUPUS RESEARCH ALLIANCE INC
NTEE Code H11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 January, 2000
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, 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
$291,274 1.91% Kenneth M. Farber President

TheLupus Research Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure for lupus. We believe in doing one thing, and doing it well. Founded in 1999, our sole mission is to prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research. The Alliance applies a strategic business approach to funding research. In 2000 and 2001 we asked scientists to submit proposals to identify targets for new therapies in lupus. These proposals needed to be ideas that would lead to the development of new drugs or biologic agents to treat lupus within two years. And because we want to fund the best research, wherever that may be, we accepted applications from all over the world, and from industry, as well as academia. The Lupus Research Alliance was created via a merger of the Alliance for Lupus Research and the Lupus Research Institute.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lupus Research Alliance (NY) 86.70 three stars
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Scleroderma Research Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Lupus Research Alliance
275 Madison Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (800) 867-1743
fax: (646) 884-6000
EIN: 58-2492929

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Board Leadership

Robert Wood Johnson IV
Chairman

CEO

Kenneth M. Farber
President and CEO

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