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Glaucoma Research Foundation

We're dedicated to improving the lives of glaucoma patients and funding innovative research to find a cure.

four stars

90.35

251 Post Street Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (800) 826-6693   Web Site
EIN: 94-2495035

Board Leadership
Andrew G. Iwach
Chair

CEO
Thomas M. Brunner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.35 four stars
  Financial 86.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1978, the Glaucoma Research Foundation has funded innovative research and provided educational materials about glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. We work to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Our donors have contributed over $50 million dollars to this cause. While we do not conduct research ourselves, we work closely with the research community to make progress towards a cure for glaucoma.

Since 1978, the Glaucoma Research Foundation has funded innovative research and provided educational materials about glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. We work to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Our donors have contributed over $50 million dollars to this cause. While we do not conduct research ourselves, we work closely with the research community to make progress towards a cure for glaucoma.

Financial

three stars

86.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Glaucoma Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Glaucoma Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We launched a new annual event, the Glaucoma Patient Summit, to provide ongoing educational and networking opportunities for glaucoma patients and caregivers
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation (CA) 90.35 four stars
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Dan Marino Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
National MPS Society (NC) 99.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,872,259
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,872,259
   Program Service Revenue $602,319
Total Primary Revenue $2,474,578
   Other Revenue $905,351
TOTAL REVENUE $3,379,929
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,350,390
   Administrative Expenses $241,217
   Fundraising Expenses $480,098
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,071,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-691,776
   
Net Assets $10,248,558

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
Glaucoma Research Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 90.35 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 90.21 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.44 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 91.98 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 83.77 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.69 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.34 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 99.08 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 96.94 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 90.10 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.99 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 69.69 one star
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.85 two stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 95.90 four stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 95.12 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 96.06 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 84.48 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 77.80 two stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 73.72 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 94-2495035
Name in IRS Master File GLAUCOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code H41
NTEE Classification Eye Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 July, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,697 5.93% Thomas M. Brunner President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Glaucoma Research Foundation (CA) 90.35 four stars
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National Alopecia Areata Foundation (CA) 91.48 four stars
MDS Foundation (NJ) 91.45 four stars
Hemophilia Federation of America (DC) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Glaucoma Research Foundation
251 Post Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (800) 826-6693
fax: (415) 986-3763
EIN: 94-2495035

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Board Leadership

Andrew G. Iwach
Chair

CEO

Thomas M. Brunner
President, CEO

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