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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Encouraging higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research

three stars

80.43

5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016
tel: (202) 686-2210   Web Site
EIN: 52-1394893

Board Leadership
Mindy Kursban
Chairperson

CEO
Neal Barnard
Founder, President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.43 three stars
  Financial 72.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

72.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 80.43 three stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.19 three stars
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 93.67 four stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 88.84 three stars
XPRIZE Foundation (CA) 86.89 three stars

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Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is an organization supported by doctors and laypersons working together for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. We encourage higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research by opposing unethical human experiments and promoting alternatives to animal research. PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies. Our clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious conditions, and our public service announcements feature medical experts on prevention and health.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,323,720
   Federated Campaigns $22,825
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $197,894
   Related Organizations $1,736,737
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,281,176
   Program Service Revenue $241,195
Total Primary Revenue $13,522,371
   Other Revenue $160,905
TOTAL REVENUE $13,683,276
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,696,211
   Administrative Expenses $786,051
   Fundraising Expenses $2,653,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,135,632
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,547,644
   
Net Assets $6,588,156

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, Advocacy, & Toxicology $3,240,059 43.2%
Nutrition Education $1,832,149 24.4%
Communications $925,005 12.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-07 12/21/2016 80.43 three stars
2015-07 07/01/2016 80.34 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 82.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 08/01/2015 81.49 three stars
2014-07 07/01/2015 80.96 three stars
2013-07 11/01/2014 75.20 two stars
2012-07 05/01/2014 81.14 three stars
2012-07 09/01/2013 79.13 two stars
2011-07 07/01/2012 82.26 three stars
2010-07 12/23/2011 80.98 three stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 77.38 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 10/01/2010 77.81 two stars
2008-07 07/01/2009 84.20 three stars
2007-07 07/01/2008 83.27 three stars
2006-07 04/01/2007 88.06 three stars
2005-07 05/01/2006 93.29 four stars
2004-07 08/01/2005 91.94 four stars
2003-07 06/01/2004 94.22 four stars
2002-07 01/01/2004 75.80 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 52-1394893
Name in IRS Master File PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE INC
NTEE Code E85
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 March, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012

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
Not compensated -- Neal D. Barnard President
Other Salaries of Note
$95,776 0.94% Betsy Wason Assistant Secretary

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is an organization supported by doctors and laypersons working together for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. We encourage higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research by opposing unethical human experiments and promoting alternatives to animal research. PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies. Our clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious conditions, and our public service announcements feature medical experts on prevention and health.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 80.43 three stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 87.01 three stars
Mind & Life Institute (VA) 89.39 three stars
The Rodale Institute (PA) 93.47 four stars
Lowell Observatory (AZ) 85.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016
tel: (202) 686-2210
fax: (202) 686-2216
EIN: 52-1394893

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Board Leadership

Mindy Kursban
Chairperson

CEO

Neal Barnard
Founder, President

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