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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office

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94.46

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

Board Leadership
William Gillmer, M.D.
Chair

CEO
Allen Doederlein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.46
  Financial 92.17
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

92.17

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 31.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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) 94.46
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City (NY) 88.21
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 90.27
Mental Health America (VA) 89.68
Thrive Counseling Center (IL) 90.36

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,791,631
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,791,631
   Program Service Revenue $291,350
Total Primary Revenue $3,082,981
   Other Revenue $35,134
TOTAL REVENUE $3,118,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,966,729
   Administrative Expenses $269,532
   Fundraising Expenses $333,707
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,569,968
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $548,147
   
Net Assets $2,497,298

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 $1,140,277 58.0%
Grass Roots & Peer Services $826,452 42.0%

Ratings History
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.46
2014-12 07/01/2016 93.83
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.21
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 09/01/2015 90.44
2013-12 02/01/2015 94.90
2012-12 02/01/2014 72.78
2012-12 10/01/2013 72.63
2011-12 10/01/2012 73.02
2010-12 03/01/2012 69.46
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.70
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 57.90
2008-12 07/01/2010 67.70
2007-12 04/01/2009 74.10
2006-12 12/01/2007 82.92
2005-12 10/01/2006 84.39
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.53
2003-12 01/05/2005 84.92
2002-12 02/01/2004 89.34

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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$137,099 5.33% Allen Doederlein President

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office (IL) 94.46
The Jed Foundation (NY) 96.40
Mental Health America (VA) 89.68
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston (TX) 95.77
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 88.54

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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, M.D.
Chair

CEO

Allen Doederlein
President

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