Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease

four stars

91.03

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

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Keefer
Chairman

CEO
Todd Sherer
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.03 four stars
  Financial 87.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total New Funding Deployed to speeding Parkinson's Disease Drug Development by Year (Program Expense Total)
108,539,000
Number of New Research Grants Funded by Year (US and Non-US)
322
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $116,453,142
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,968,229
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $121,421,371
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $121,421,371
   Other Revenue $1,021,039
TOTAL REVENUE $122,442,410
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $108,875,692
   Administrative Expenses $4,318,395
   Fundraising Expenses $13,315,708
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $126,509,795
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,067,385
   
Net Assets $49,978,894

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$730,338 0.57% Todd Sherer CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$785,129 0.62% Deborah W. Brooks Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chair

Mission

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.

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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

Jeffrey Keefer
Chairman

CEO

Todd Sherer
CEO