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National Ataxia Foundation

Improving the lives of persons affected by ataxia through support, education and research

four stars

90.71

600 Highway 169 South Suite 1725
St Louis Park, MN 55426
tel: (763) 553-0020   Web Site
EIN: 41-0832903

Board Leadership
William P. Sweeney
President

CEO
Jerry Frick
Chief Operating Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 86.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) was established in 1957 to help persons with ataxia and their families. The Foundation's primary purpose is to support promising ataxia research and to provide vital programs and services for ataxia families. An estimated 150,000 Americans are affected by heredity or sporadic ataxia. Ataxia can strike anyone at any time regardless of age, gender, or race. Ataxia is a group of progressive neurological diseases which affects coordination and speech. The Foundation has developed an extensive library of NAF brochures, fact sheets, books, and videos on ataxia. Also available to its members is the Foundation's quarterly news publication, Generations.

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) was established in 1957 to help persons with ataxia and their families. The Foundation's primary purpose is to support promising ataxia research and to provide vital programs and services for ataxia families. An estimated 150,000 Americans are affected by heredity or sporadic ataxia. Ataxia can strike anyone at any time regardless of age, gender, or race. Ataxia is a group of progressive neurological diseases which affects coordination and speech. The Foundation has developed an extensive library of NAF brochures, fact sheets, books, and videos on ataxia. Also available to its members is the Foundation's quarterly news publication, Generations.

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Financial

three stars

86.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Ataxia Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Ataxia Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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National Ataxia Foundation (MN) 90.71 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,269,300
   Federated Campaigns $20,232
   Membership Dues $79,102
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,368,634
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,368,634
   Other Revenue $106,127
TOTAL REVENUE $2,474,761
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,555,306
   Administrative Expenses $257,681
   Fundraising Expenses $335,037
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,148,024
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $326,737
   
Net Assets $2,758,662

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
Research $1,199,699 77.1%
Education $226,520 14.6%
Service $129,087 8.3%

Ratings History
National Ataxia Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 96.66 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.32 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 94.79 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.85 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 96.33 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 87.54 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.21 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 80.74 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 85.48 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 95.16 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 99.22 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 99.17 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 93.38 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 93.69 four 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 41-0832903
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ATAXIA FOUNDATION INC
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL ATAXIA FOUNDATION INC
Ruling Date November, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,584 6.54% Joel Sutherland Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

National Ataxia Foundation
600 Highway 169 South
Suite 1725
St Louis Park, MN 55426
tel: (763) 553-0020
fax: (763) 553-0167
EIN: 41-0832903

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Board Leadership

William P. Sweeney
President

CEO

Jerry Frick
Chief Operating Officer

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