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CharityWatch's rating of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is based on its audited combined financial statements for the fiscal year-ended December 31, 2016, which also include the financial activities of the NARSAD Research Institute (tax ID #11-3401438).

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the doing business as (d/b/a) name of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) (tax ID #31-1020010).
According to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and NARSAD Research Institute (the "Foundation") combined audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 17, Contribution of Services), the Foundation received in-kind contributed services in 2016 on which it placed a total value of $1,886,697, including $1,411,334 in services contributed by the Foundation's Scientific Council.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]
According to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) 2016 tax filing, BBRF reports for Compensation Information:

"Merit bonuses are paid to certain staff members based on annual performance..." (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III).

BBRF reports paying "Bonus & incentive compensation" in the amount of $65,000 and $40,000 to its President & CEO, Jeffrey Borenstein, and CFO, Louis Innamorato, respectively, in 2016. The total compensation, including bonus, reported for Jeffrey Borenstein and Louis Innamorato in 2016 is $486,538 and $317,840, respectively (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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