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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office

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four stars

92.49

55 East Jackson Boulevard Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (800) 826-3632   Web Site
EIN: 36-3379124

Board Leadership
William Gillmer
Chair

CEO
Allen Doederlein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.49 four stars
  Financial 89.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation's suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them-online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation's suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them-online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2015
Average number of dollars received per donor
271
Number of donors retained
7,925
Number of donations made by board members
17
Number of first-time donors
1,266
Number of overall donors
9,191
Number of requests for data
17,537
Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information
3,250
Number of public events held to further mission
200
Number of volunteers
21
Number of phone calls/inquiries
17,524
Number of unique website visitors
1,469,190
Number of press releases developed and distributed
8
Number of people trained
228
Number of new donors
1,266
Average number of dollars given by new donors
182
Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission
4
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Financial

three stars

89.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office (IL) 92.49 four stars
NAMI (VA) 86.98 three stars
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 89.06 three stars
re:MIND (TX) 95.77 four stars
Mental Health America (VA) 89.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,115,367
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,115,367
   Program Service Revenue $254,265
Total Primary Revenue $2,369,632
   Other Revenue $22,556
TOTAL REVENUE $2,392,188
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,011,629
   Administrative Expenses $262,382
   Fundraising Expenses $425,434
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,699,445
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-307,257
   
Net Assets $2,212,741

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
Education and Information $1,127,113 56.0%
Grass Roots & Peer Services $884,516 44.0%

Ratings History
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 09/01/2017 92.49 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.46 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 93.83 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 09/01/2015 90.44 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 94.90 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 72.78 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 72.63 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 73.02 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 69.46 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.70 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 57.90 one star
2008-12 07/01/2010 67.70 one star
2007-12 04/01/2009 74.10 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 82.92 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 84.39 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.53 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 84.92 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 89.34 three 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 36-3379124
Name in IRS Master File DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE
NTEE Code F70
NTEE Classification Mental Health Disorders
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE
Ruling Date June, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$147,940 5.48% Allen Doederlein President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office (IL) 92.49 four stars
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 89.84 three stars
NAMI (VA) 86.98 three stars
Mental Health America (VA) 89.68 three stars
re:MIND (TX) 95.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office
55 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (800) 826-3632
fax: (312) 642-7243
EIN: 36-3379124

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Board Leadership

William Gillmer
Chair

CEO

Allen Doederlein
President

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