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Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Leading Research . . .Saving Sight

four stars

91.87

9600 North Central Expressway Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75231
tel: (214) 363-3911   Web Site
EIN: 51-0151514

Board Leadership
David Callanan
Chairman

CEO
JeanBuys
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.87 four stars
  Financial 88.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest (RFSW), founded in 1982, has grown into one of the leading independent vision research centers in the United States, with a staff dedicated to finding the causes, treatments and potential cures for blinding eye diseases. The mission of RFSW is to prevent vision loss and restore sight through innovative research and treatment. Our research scientists are on the cutting edge of technology to understand the intricacy of retinal function and conduct studies for age-related macular degeneration, inherited eye diseases and pediatric eye disorders.

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest (RFSW), founded in 1982, has grown into one of the leading independent vision research centers in the United States, with a staff dedicated to finding the causes, treatments and potential cures for blinding eye diseases. The mission of RFSW is to prevent vision loss and restore sight through innovative research and treatment. Our research scientists are on the cutting edge of technology to understand the intricacy of retinal function and conduct studies for age-related macular degeneration, inherited eye diseases and pediatric eye disorders.

Financial

three stars

88.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.82
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Retina Foundation of the Southwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Retina Foundation of the Southwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Retina Foundation of the Southwest (TX) 91.87 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,191,723
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $442,187
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $959,447
Total Contributions $4,593,357
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,593,357
   Other Revenue $116,864
TOTAL REVENUE $4,710,221
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,816,509
   Administrative Expenses $468,204
   Fundraising Expenses $292,709
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,577,422
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,132,799
   
Net Assets $16,507,250

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
Research $2,816,509 100.0%

Ratings History
Retina Foundation of the Southwest has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.87 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 94.43 four stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 96.64 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 95.61 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.61 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 91.13 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 91.51 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 89.71 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.22 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 95.66 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 91.40 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 89.12 three 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 51-0151514
Name in IRS Master File RETINA FOUNDATION OF THE SOUTHWEST
NTEE Code H41
NTEE Classification Eye Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(162) Other medical research
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 December, 1975
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
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,699 3.96% Jean Buys Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$225,745 6.31% Eileen Birch Pediatric Lab Director
$217,221 6.07% David Birch Scientific Director
$199,194 5.56% Karl Csaky Medical Director

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Retina Foundation of the Southwest (TX) 91.87 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Retina Foundation of the Southwest
9600 North Central Expressway
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75231
tel: (214) 363-3911
fax: (214) 363-4538
EIN: 51-0151514

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Board Leadership

David Callanan
Chairman

CEO

JeanBuys
Executive Director

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