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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Encouraging higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research

88.83

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
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.83
  Financial 84.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

84.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.83
The Leakey Foundation (CA) 85.58
SETI Institute (CA) 90.82
Santa Fe Institute (NM) 92.94
Stroud Water Research Center (PA) 89.52

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,922,046
   Federated Campaigns $7,258
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $76,200
   Related Organizations $210,159
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,215,663
   Program Service Revenue $1,451,504
Total Primary Revenue $13,667,167
   Other Revenue $151,057
TOTAL REVENUE $13,818,224
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $13,425,621
   Administrative Expenses $1,034,674
   Fundraising Expenses $2,937,583
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,397,878
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,579,654
   
Net Assets $10,535,199

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 and Regulatory Affairs $3,728,151 26.1%
Nutrition Education $3,530,108 24.7%
Communications $2,345,052 16.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-07 02/01/2021 88.83
2018-07 11/01/2019 88.98
2017-07 09/01/2018 88.73
2016-07 07/01/2017 86.83
2015-07 12/21/2016 80.43
2015-07 07/01/2016 80.34
2014-07 06/01/2016 82.73
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 08/01/2015 81.49
2014-07 07/01/2015 80.96
2013-07 11/01/2014 75.20
2012-07 05/01/2014 81.14
2012-07 09/01/2013 79.13
2011-07 07/01/2012 82.26
2010-07 12/23/2011 80.98
2010-07 09/20/2011 77.38
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 10/01/2010 77.81
2008-07 07/01/2009 84.20
2007-07 07/01/2008 83.27
2006-07 04/01/2007 88.06
2005-07 05/01/2006 93.29

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Neal D. Barnard President
Other Salaries of Note
$160,561 0.92% Hana Kahleova Director of Clinical Research
$106,880 0.61% John Pippin Director of Academic Affairs
$106,170 0.61% Stacey Glaeser Vice President of Human Resources
$104,972 0.60% Betsy Wason Vice President of Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.83
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 89.75
The Planetary Society (CA) 87.59
APhA Foundation (DC) 86.20
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 88.02

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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
President

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