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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease

four stars

92.39

Grand Central Station P.O. Box 4777
New York, NY 10163
tel: (800) 708-7644   Web Site
EIN: 13-4141945

Board Leadership
Jeff Keefer
Chairman

CEO
Todd Sherer
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.39 four stars
  Financial 89.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease within the decade through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. For The Michael J. Fox Foundation, there is one clear measure of success: delivering patients better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's disease. We've developed a targeted approach to research funding that helps us identify and prioritize the patient-relevant science that will allow us to reach our goal. Since we began in 2000, the Foundation has funded over $800 million in Parkinson's research, either directly or through partnerships.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease within the decade through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. For The Michael J. Fox Foundation, there is one clear measure of success: delivering patients better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's disease. We've developed a targeted approach to research funding that helps us identify and prioritize the patient-relevant science that will allow us to reach our goal. Since we began in 2000, the Foundation has funded over $800 million in Parkinson's research, either directly or through partnerships.

Financial

three stars

89.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (NY) 92.39 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $107,786,373
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,150,325
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $113,936,698
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $113,936,698
   Other Revenue $416,002
TOTAL REVENUE $114,352,700
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $89,280,083
   Administrative Expenses $2,904,943
   Fundraising Expenses $9,743,030
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $101,928,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,424,644
   
Net Assets $60,567,103

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
Funding Research $89,280,083 100.0%

Ratings History
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 92.39 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 97.47 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 97.51 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 96.23 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 97.46 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 94.43 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 95.82 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.81 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.40 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 96.32 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 93.73 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 88.41 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 88.41 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 90.27 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 85.87 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 13-4141945
Name in IRS Master File MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSONS RESEARCH
NTEE Code H48
NTEE Classification Brain Disorders Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 December, 2000
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, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$638,209 0.62% Todd Sherer CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$686,490 0.67% Deborah W. Brooks Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chair

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (NY) 92.39 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 4777
New York, NY 10163
tel: (800) 708-7644
fax: (212) 509-2390
EIN: 13-4141945

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Board Leadership

Jeff Keefer
Chairman

CEO

Todd Sherer
Chief Executive Officer

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