Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking)

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

The fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

three stars

89.38

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

Board Leadership
Barth Green
Chairman

CEO
Marc A. Buoniconti
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.38 three stars
  Financial 85.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

85.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $75,971
   Federated Campaigns $717
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,759,195
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,835,883
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,835,883
   Other Revenue $-774,019
TOTAL REVENUE $2,061,864
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,434,215
   Administrative Expenses $401,606
   Fundraising Expenses $951,723
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,787,544
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,725,680
   
Net Assets $5,901,744

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$16,000 0.20% Marc A. Buoniconti President $174,504
Other Salaries of Note
$133,500 1.71% Suzanne M. Sayfie Board Member $248,047
$47,900 0.61% Diana C. Berning Assistant Secretary, Treasurer $60,427

Mission

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

Barth Green
Chairman

CEO

Marc A. Buoniconti
President