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Health : Medical Research

ARI

Autism Is Treatable

95.13

Autism Research Institute 4182 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116
tel: (619) 281-7165   Web Site
EIN: 95-2548452

Board Leadership
Marvin Natowicz, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman

CEO
Stephen M. Edelson
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.13
  Financial 93.12
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Our Mission: To support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education.

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.

Our Mission: To support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education.

Financial

93.12

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.20
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ARI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ARI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $827,806
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,247
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $47,598
Total Contributions $880,651
   Program Service Revenue $5,430
Total Primary Revenue $886,081
   Other Revenue $71,717
TOTAL REVENUE $957,798
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $821,191
   Administrative Expenses $63,959
   Fundraising Expenses $53,056
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $938,206
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,592
   
Net Assets $4,024,052

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 $513,296 62.5%
Research Grants $301,895 36.8%
United Nations Work $6,000 0.7%

Ratings History
ARI has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/01/2022 92.92
2019-12 08/01/2022 92.92
2018-12 04/01/2022 92.92
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.92
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.92
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.74
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,112 16.74% Stephen M. Edelson Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Marvin Natowicz, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman

CEO

Stephen M. Edelson
Executive Director

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