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The International Dyslexia Association

Promoting literacy through research, education, and advocacy

three stars

83.10

40 York Road 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
tel: (410) 296-0232   Web Site
EIN: 52-0953609

Board Leadership
Jennifer Topple
Chair

CEO
Rick Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.10 three stars
  Financial 76.10 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1949, The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability dyslexia as well as related language-based learning differences. We are the oldest such organization in the U.S. that serves individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field. IDA focuses its resources in four major areas: information and referral services, research, professional development, advocacy and public policy. We publish a peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Dyslexia, as well as a quarterly publication, Perspectives on Language and Literacy. In addition, we fund research on neurological, educational and developmental issues as they relate to dyslexia. We advocate for the rights of individuals with dyslexia both through the legal and Federal legislative systems.

Founded in 1949, The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability dyslexia as well as related language-based learning differences. We are the oldest such organization in the U.S. that serves individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field. IDA focuses its resources in four major areas: information and referral services, research, professional development, advocacy and public policy. We publish a peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Dyslexia, as well as a quarterly publication, Perspectives on Language and Literacy. In addition, we fund research on neurological, educational and developmental issues as they relate to dyslexia. We advocate for the rights of individuals with dyslexia both through the legal and Federal legislative systems.

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Financial

two stars

76.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $1.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The International Dyslexia Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The International Dyslexia Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The International Dyslexia Association (MD) 83.10 three stars
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Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (AZ) 92.20 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $203,417
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,411
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $242,828
   Program Service Revenue $2,136,058
Total Primary Revenue $2,378,886
   Other Revenue $111,649
TOTAL REVENUE $2,490,535
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,453,568
   Administrative Expenses $290,265
   Fundraising Expenses $203,891
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,947,724
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-457,189
   
Net Assets $1,152,404

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
Member and Branch Services $865,049 35.3%
Conference $787,172 32.1%
Publication and Information $435,196 17.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 11/01/2020 83.10 three stars
2018-05 08/01/2019 82.30 three stars
2017-05 08/01/2018 81.86 three stars
2016-05 09/01/2017 83.62 three stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 80.15 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 79.93 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 10/01/2015 80.49 three stars
2013-05 04/01/2014 81.88 three stars
2012-05 08/01/2013 87.11 three stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 88.87 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 83.17 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 77.28 two stars
2009-05 08/01/2010 69.22 one star
2008-05 07/01/2009 54.57 zero star
2007-05 09/01/2008 57.13 one star
2006-05 09/01/2007 77.27 two stars
2005-05 04/01/2006 78.42 two stars
2004-05 05/01/2005 75.81 two stars
2003-05 11/01/2004 75.99 two 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 52-0953609
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$8,250 0.27% Sonja Banks Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$163,950 5.56% Rick Smith Former Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The International Dyslexia Association (MD) 83.10 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The International Dyslexia Association
40 York Road
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
tel: (410) 296-0232
fax: (410) 321-5069
EIN: 52-0953609

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Topple
Chair

CEO

Rick Smith
Executive Director

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