Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines (Grantmaking)

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,584 6.54% Joel Sutherland Executive Director

Mission

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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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