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The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

The fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

three stars

83.30

1095 Northwest Fourteenth Terrace Lois Pope LIFE Center
Miami, FL 33136
tel: (888) 782-6387   Web Site
EIN: 65-0244316

Board Leadership
John A. Schneider
Chairman

CEO
Suzanne M. Sayfie
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.30 three stars
  Financial 79.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals. In 1985, Barth A. Green, MD and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick's son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Today, the Miami Project is the world's largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Miami Project's international team of more than 200 scientists and clinicians take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord injury.

Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals. In 1985, Barth A. Green, MD and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick's son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Today, the Miami Project is the world's largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Miami Project's international team of more than 200 scientists and clinicians take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord injury.

Financial

two stars

79.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth -28.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis (FL) 83.30 three stars
Be The Match Foundation (MN) 88.82 three stars
Hearing Health Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $611,986
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,266,642
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,878,628
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,878,628
   Other Revenue $-1,001,500
TOTAL REVENUE $2,877,128
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,869,862
   Administrative Expenses $278,096
   Fundraising Expenses $631,202
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,779,160
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-902,032
   
Net Assets $4,999,712

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
Raised Money for Research & Education $2,780,859 96.9%
Marketing & Public Relation $51,963 1.8%
Wheelchair Donation Program $37,040 1.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 12/23/2020 83.30 three stars
2018-05 06/01/2019 89.38 three stars
2017-05 08/01/2018 90.51 four stars
2016-05 09/01/2017 94.14 four stars
2015-05 12/01/2016 89.04 three stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 85.84 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 84.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 10/01/2015 88.37 three stars
2013-05 07/01/2014 87.69 three stars
2012-05 10/01/2013 72.95 two stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 82.02 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 68.40 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/24/2010 80.08 three stars
2008-05 02/01/2009 87.94 three stars
2007-05 04/01/2008 85.36 three stars
2006-05 04/01/2007 85.04 three stars
2005-05 05/01/2006 82.42 three stars
2004-05 02/01/2005 87.35 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 65-0244316
Name in IRS Master File BUONICONTI FUND TO CURE PARALYSIS INC
NTEE Code E12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 March, 1991
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, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$66,000 1.74% Suzanne M. Sayfie Executive Director $252,028
Other Salaries of Note
$10,416 0.27% Marc A. Buoniconti President $176,666

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis (FL) 83.30 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
1095 Northwest Fourteenth Terrace
Lois Pope LIFE Center
Miami, FL 33136
tel: (888) 782-6387
fax: (305) 243-6017
EIN: 65-0244316

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Board Leadership

John A. Schneider
Chairman

CEO

Suzanne M. Sayfie
Executive Director

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