Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

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 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lupus 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.

The Lupus 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 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.58
  Program Expenses Growth 14.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,061,854
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,334,681
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,396,535
   Program Service Revenue $1,334,475
Total Primary Revenue $16,731,010
   Other Revenue $2,296,486
TOTAL REVENUE $19,027,496
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,586,672
   Administrative Expenses $2,097,049
   Fundraising Expenses $3,179,907
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,863,628
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,836,132
   
Net Assets $41,261,296

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$368,887 1.61% Kenneth M. Farber CEO, President

Mission

The Lupus 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 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