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Autism Research Institute

Autism Is Treatable

four stars

92.74

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

Board Leadership
Kimbery Taylor
Chairwoman

CEO
Stephen M. Edelson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.74 four stars
  Financial 89.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

three stars

89.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth -7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Autism Research Institute (CA) 92.74 four stars
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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (NY) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $746,310
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $746,310
   Program Service Revenue $8,089
Total Primary Revenue $754,399
   Other Revenue $169,344
TOTAL REVENUE $923,743
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,058,444
   Administrative Expenses $170,297
   Fundraising Expenses $40,721
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,269,462
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-345,719
   
Net Assets $3,354,454

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 $781,311 73.8%
Research Grants $269,551 25.5%
United Nations Work $7,582 0.7%

Ratings History
Autism Research Institute has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.95 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 86.07 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.22 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.18 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 99.13 four stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 99.17 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 89.36 three stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 75.79 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 63.12 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 94.16 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.40 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 98.32 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 98.04 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 97.74 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 98.18 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 95.14 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 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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$169,966 13.38% Stephen M. Edelson Executive Director

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Autism Research Institute (CA) 92.74 four stars
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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

Kimbery Taylor
Chairwoman

CEO

Stephen M. Edelson
Executive Director

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