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Lupus Research Alliance

Prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research

four stars

91.39

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

Board Leadership
Richard K. DeScherer & Ira Akselrad
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kenneth M. Farber
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.39 four stars
  Financial 88.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

three stars

88.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.41
  Program Expenses Growth 34.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lupus Research Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
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) 91.39 four stars
Dysautonomia Foundation (NY) 86.64 three stars
Population Council (NY) 86.68 three stars
Children's Tumor Foundation (NY) 90.25 four stars
Vascular Cures (CA) 87.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,077,865
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,023,672
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,101,537
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $19,101,537
   Other Revenue $-831,410
TOTAL REVENUE $18,270,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,245,755
   Administrative Expenses $2,131,265
   Fundraising Expenses $2,724,883
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,101,903
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,831,776
   
Net Assets $45,158,919

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 $17,760,597 79.8%
Scientific Programs $3,943,902 17.7%
Public Policy/Lobbying $541,256 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.39 four stars
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$300,181 1.10% Kenneth M. Farber Co-CEO And Co-President
Other Salaries of Note
$107,105 0.39% Margaret P. Dowd Co-CEO And Co-President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lupus Research Alliance (NY) 91.39 four stars
Vascular Cures (CA) 87.25 three stars
Rett Syndrome Research Trust (CT) 85.85 three stars
Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation (FL) 85.23 three stars
American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (IL) 90.87 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

Richard K. DeScherer & Ira Akselrad
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kenneth M. Farber
President and CEO

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