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Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Leading Research . . .Saving Sight

96.64

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

Board Leadership
David Callanan, MD
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Karl Csaky, MD, PhD
Medical & Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.64
  Financial 95.26
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.26

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.6%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Retina Foundation of the Southwest (TX) 96.64
The Hastings Center (NY) 86.65
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NY) 90.71
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation (VA) 90.61
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (NY) 92.92

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,216,228
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $642,850
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,098,329
Total Contributions $3,957,407
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,957,407
   Other Revenue $322,646
TOTAL REVENUE $4,280,053
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,978,631
   Administrative Expenses $449,521
   Fundraising Expenses $270,720
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,698,872
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $581,181
   
Net Assets $13,148,847

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
Studies $2,978,631 100.0%

Ratings History
Retina Foundation of the Southwest has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 10/01/2016 96.64
2014-12 07/01/2016 95.61
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.02
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.61
2013-12 12/01/2014 91.13
2012-12 02/01/2014 91.51
2011-12 05/01/2013 89.71
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.22
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.17
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 95.66
2008-12 07/01/2010 91.40
2007-12 07/01/2009 89.12

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, 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
$206,107 5.57% David G. Birch, Ph.D. Scientific Director
Other Salaries of Note
$280,000 7.56% Karl Csaky Senior Scientist, Director of Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory
$206,107 5.57% Eileen Birch, Ph.D. Director, Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Retina Foundation of the Southwest (TX) 96.64
National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation (VA) 91.99
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Scleroderma Research Foundation (CA) 97.17
International Rett Syndrome Foundation (OH) 87.16

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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, MD
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Karl Csaky, MD, PhD
Medical & Managing Director

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