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Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

I AM. I CAN. I WILL.

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four stars

99.39

100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Suite 200 PO Box 5860
Avon, CO 81620
tel: (800) 367-3101   Web Site
EIN: 74-2337853

Board Leadership
David E. Jones
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Lisa Mattis
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.39 four stars
  Financial 99.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, transforms lives by delivering health and wellness programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families with MS thrive. The organization has helped thousands of people living with MS transform challenges into possibilities in health and life. In 2017, we provided programs to more than 34,000 people. Can Do MS honors the legacy and beliefs of the organization's founder, Jimmie Heuga, who founded the organization in 1984.

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, transforms lives by delivering health and wellness programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families with MS thrive. The organization has helped thousands of people living with MS transform challenges into possibilities in health and life. In 2017, we provided programs to more than 34,000 people. Can Do MS honors the legacy and beliefs of the organization's founder, Jimmie Heuga, who founded the organization in 1984.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of participants engaged in programs
32,329
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Can Do Multiple Sclerosis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Can Do Multiple Sclerosis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (CO) 99.39 four stars
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (NJ) 90.72 four stars
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (PA) 98.23 four stars
The Boomer Esiason Foundation (NY) 95.63 four stars
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (TX) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,398,185
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $488,743
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,886,928
   Program Service Revenue $121,881
Total Primary Revenue $2,008,809
   Other Revenue $2,250
TOTAL REVENUE $2,011,059
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,711,871
   Administrative Expenses $151,832
   Fundraising Expenses $166,578
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,030,281
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-19,222
   
Net Assets $1,777,442

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 99.39 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 97.29 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.92 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 90.35 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 86.69 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 89.56 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.59 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 90.63 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.81 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 85.31 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 96.21 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 90.33 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 93.06 four stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 59.94 one star
2004-09 05/01/2005 49.54 zero star
2003-09 10/01/2004 49.24 zero 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 74-2337853
Name in IRS Master File CAN DO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (162) Other medical research
(199) Other scientific research activities
(161) Scientific research (diseases)
Foundation Status Hospital or medical research organization 170(b)(1)(A)(iii)
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 December, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,704 5.99% Lisa Mattis Pres And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (CO) 99.39 four stars
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (TX) 91.16 four stars
FSH Society (MA) 95.03 four stars
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (MD) 93.31 four stars
National Osteoporosis Foundation (VA) 86.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Suite 200
PO Box 5860
Avon, CO 81620
tel: (800) 367-3101
fax: (970) 926-1295
TTY: (970) 926-1290
EIN: 74-2337853

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Board Leadership

David E. Jones
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Lisa Mattis
President & CEO

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