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Health : Medical Research

Autism Research Institute

Autism Is Treatable

92.92

4182 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116
tel: (619) 281-7165   Web Site
EIN: 95-2548452

Board Leadership
Paul Hardy
Chairman

CEO
Stephen M. Edelson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92
  Financial 90.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.14
  Program Expenses Growth -18.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Autism Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Autism Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Autism Research Institute (CA) 92.92
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The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 42,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. ARI publishes the Autism Research Review International, a quarterly newsletter covering biomedical and educational advances in autism research.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,127,699
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,127,699
   Program Service Revenue $9,055
Total Primary Revenue $1,136,754
   Other Revenue $180,083
TOTAL REVENUE $1,316,837
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,336,251
   Administrative Expenses $141,873
   Fundraising Expenses $51,238
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,529,362
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-212,525
   
Net Assets $3,801,858

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
Information distribution $973,850 72.9%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.92
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.95
2013-12 08/01/2015 86.07
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.22
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.18
2011-12 06/01/2013 99.13
2010-12 08/01/2012 99.17
2010-12 05/01/2012 89.36
2009-12 12/23/2011 75.79
2009-12 09/20/2011 63.12
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 94.16
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.40
2007-12 04/01/2009 98.32
2006-12 11/01/2007 98.04
2005-12 04/01/2007 97.74
2004-12 11/01/2005 98.18
2003-12 05/01/2005 95.14

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-2548452
Name in IRS Master File AUTISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE
NTEE Code G84
NTEE Classification Autism
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 1968
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,943 10.78% Stephen M. Edelson Executive Director

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 42,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. ARI publishes the Autism Research Review International, a quarterly newsletter covering biomedical and educational advances in autism research.

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Charity Contact Info

Autism Research Institute
4182 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
tel: (619) 281-7165
fax: (619) 563-6840
EIN: 95-2548452

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Board Leadership

Paul Hardy
Chairman

CEO

Stephen M. Edelson
Executive Director

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