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The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

The fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

four stars

94.14

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
Marc A. Buoniconti
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.14 four stars
  Financial 92.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
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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The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis (FL) 94.14 four stars
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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (CA) 86.00 three stars
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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $409,755
   Federated Campaigns $10,539
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,717,695
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,137,989
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,137,989
   Other Revenue $-3,627,741
TOTAL REVENUE $9,510,248
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,946,938
   Administrative Expenses $380,935
   Fundraising Expenses $1,446,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,774,681
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-264,433
   
Net Assets $16,434,029

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
Grants $7,764,289 97.7%
Grant of Special Equipped Vehicle $107,649 1.4%
Collaboration Resource Center $75,000 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$129,500 1.32% Suzanne M. Sayfie Executive Director $255,424
Other Salaries of Note
$195,000 1.99% Nicholas A. Buoniconti III Vice President --

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.

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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

Marc A. Buoniconti
President

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