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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

Dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity

four stars

99.11

22100 Gratiot Avenue Eastpointe, MI 48021
tel: (586) 776-3900   Web Site
EIN: 38-3027574

Board Leadership
Herbert G. Ford
Chairman

CEO
Virginia Ladd
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.11 four stars
  Financial 98.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. The AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity. The need to bring a national focus to autoimmunity as the common factor in all autoimmune diseases is vital in order to bring a collaborative effort to research, funding, early detection, and eventually, prevention and cure for all autoimmune diseases.

Founded in 1991, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. The AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity. The need to bring a national focus to autoimmunity as the common factor in all autoimmune diseases is vital in order to bring a collaborative effort to research, funding, early detection, and eventually, prevention and cure for all autoimmune diseases.

Financial

four stars

98.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (MI) 99.11 four stars
National Headache Foundation (IL) 86.48 three stars
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (MD) 92.60 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,242,635
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $131,943
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,374,578
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,374,578
   Other Revenue $-681
TOTAL REVENUE $1,373,897
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,230,217
   Administrative Expenses $45,413
   Fundraising Expenses $80,842
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,356,472
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $17,425
   
Net Assets $1,235,303

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 $562,696 45.7%
Advocacy and Education $433,401 35.2%
Grants for Autoimmune Disease Research $234,120 19.0%

Ratings History
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 99.11 four stars
2018-09 09/03/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 98.45 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 92.63 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 89.10 three stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 85.10 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 97.35 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 97.82 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 84.28 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 05/01/2011 96.83 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 95.56 four stars
2007-09 05/01/2008 87.59 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 84.94 three stars
2005-09 05/01/2006 79.50 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 83.27 three stars
2003-09 06/01/2004 95.30 four 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 38-3027574
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN AUTOIMMUNE RELATED DISEASES ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code G81
NTEE Classification AIDS
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,356 11.82% Virginia Ladd President

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Charity Contact Info

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
22100 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe, MI 48021
tel: (586) 776-3900
fax: (586) 776-3903
EIN: 38-3027574

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Board Leadership

Herbert G. Ford
Chairman

CEO

Virginia Ladd
President

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