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Alliance for Aging Research

Advancing science. Enhancing lives.

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three stars

89.69

1700 K Street, NW Suite 740
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 293-2856   Web Site
EIN: 54-1379174

Board Leadership
James G. Scott
Chair

CEO
Sue Peschin
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.69 three stars
  Financial 85.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance was founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process. Since then, and as the explosion of the Senior Boom approaches, the Alliance has become the voice for Baby Boomer health by developing, implementing and advocating programs in research, professional and consumer health education and public policy. Since the Alliance was formed, federal support for aging research has more than tripled, private research and development in aging-related health has reached an all time high, and new discoveries are making a lasting difference to the lives of millions of Americans.

The Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance was founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process. Since then, and as the explosion of the Senior Boom approaches, the Alliance has become the voice for Baby Boomer health by developing, implementing and advocating programs in research, professional and consumer health education and public policy. Since the Alliance was formed, federal support for aging research has more than tripled, private research and development in aging-related health has reached an all time high, and new discoveries are making a lasting difference to the lives of millions of Americans.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization
25
Reach of educational videos in 2016.
530,909
Reach of digital public service announcements for the Alliance's Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke campaign.
615,955
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance for Aging Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance for Aging Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,765,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $378,880
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,144,755
   Program Service Revenue $711
Total Primary Revenue $2,145,466
   Other Revenue $8,832
TOTAL REVENUE $2,154,298
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,216,339
   Administrative Expenses $483,325
   Fundraising Expenses $167,974
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,867,638
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $286,660
   
Net Assets $3,228,093

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
Health Education $343,754 28.3%
Public Policy $343,754 28.3%
Communications $130,394 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 05/01/2019 89.69 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.35 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.41 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.43 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 96.16 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.23 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.34 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 77.73 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 79.82 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 74.74 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 63.82 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 59.13 one star
2004-06 08/01/2005 75.88 two 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 54-1379174
Name in IRS Master File ALLIANCE FOR AGING RESEARCH
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 (199) Other scientific research activities
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 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 September, 1986
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, 2016
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,000 8.35% Susan Peschin Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance for Aging Research (DC) 89.69 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Alliance for Aging Research
1700 K Street, NW
Suite 740
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 293-2856
fax: (202) 955-8394
EIN: 54-1379174

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Board Leadership

James G. Scott
Chair

CEO

Sue Peschin
President & CEO

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