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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

The Glaucoma Foundation

Funding groundbreaking research and educating the public about glaucoma

three stars

87.48

80 Maiden Lane Suite 700
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 651-2501   Web Site
EIN: 13-3174839

Board Leadership
Gregory Harmon
Chairman

CEO
Scott Christensen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.48 three stars
  Financial 89.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) is to fund groundbreaking research and to educate the public about the disease and the importance of early detection to prevent blindness. Founded in1984 by Dr. Robert Ritch, TGF is one of the premier organizations dedicated to eradicating blindness from glaucoma through vital research and education. The Foundation works to encourage and support basic and applied research in glaucoma, to gain and disseminate new information about the causes and treatment of glaucoma, and to further efforts to identify and develop novel approaches to preserve visual function and reverse blindness caused by glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye. Over time, it causes damage to the optic nerve.

The mission of The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) is to fund groundbreaking research and to educate the public about the disease and the importance of early detection to prevent blindness. Founded in1984 by Dr. Robert Ritch, TGF is one of the premier organizations dedicated to eradicating blindness from glaucoma through vital research and education. The Foundation works to encourage and support basic and applied research in glaucoma, to gain and disseminate new information about the causes and treatment of glaucoma, and to further efforts to identify and develop novel approaches to preserve visual function and reverse blindness caused by glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye. Over time, it causes damage to the optic nerve.

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Financial

three stars

89.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.13
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Glaucoma Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Glaucoma Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Glaucoma Foundation (NY) 87.48 three stars
Hydrocephalus Association (MD) 86.21 three stars
American Brain Tumor Association (IL) 89.86 three stars
Glaucoma Research Foundation (CA) 90.21 four stars
National Headache Foundation (IL) 85.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $960,402
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,017,402
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,017,402
   Other Revenue $526,788
TOTAL REVENUE $1,544,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,210,934
   Administrative Expenses $187,435
   Fundraising Expenses $185,772
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,584,141
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-39,951
   
Net Assets $7,502,207

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
Research Program $1,210,934 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/01/2018 87.48 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 88.15 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 84.25 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.12 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 85.73 three stars
2013-12 09/01/2014 75.73 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 71.35 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 73.36 two stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 74.74 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/24/2010 76.94 two stars
2008-12 12/15/2009 85.30 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 88.35 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 82.89 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 76.83 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 65.06 one star
2003-12 11/01/2004 59.37 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3174839
Name in IRS Master File GLAUCOMA FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code G41
NTEE Classification Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 July, 1985
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,954 14.20% Scott Christensen President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Glaucoma Foundation (NY) 87.48 three stars
Scleroderma Foundation (MA) 93.81 four stars
National Sleep Foundation (VA) 89.94 three stars
Hydrocephalus Association (MD) 86.21 three stars
MDS Foundation (NJ) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Glaucoma Foundation
80 Maiden Lane
Suite 700
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 651-2501
EIN: 13-3174839

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Board Leadership

Gregory Harmon
Chairman

CEO

Scott Christensen
President, CEO

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