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Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
May 2019

Top-Rated Charity
A+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
93%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$2
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
PO Box 34635
Bethesda, MD 20827

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.daref.org

Stated Mission

Committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 93%

The percentage of Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$800,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $2

How many dollars Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$800,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation IRS Form 990 52-1714027
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation Audited Financial Statements 52-1714027
Entity: Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1714027
Entity: Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1714027

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

Unable to Provide Salaries

CharityWatch is unable to provide a range of Top Three Salaries for this charity for the above fiscal reporting year because we lack complete salary data for the organization. Except for officers, directors, and trustees, the IRS does not require breakouts of salaries totaling less than $100,000.

For example, XYZ charity would be required to provide a breakout in its tax form of compensation to its president of $55,000, but would not be required to provide a breakout of $99,000 in compensation to its top medical researcher if that person is not also an officer, director, or trustee of the organization.

This charity reports that compensation to its officers, directors, and trustees is under $100,000 per individual. Donors who would like to view limited salary data for this organization should refer to its tax form, which may be available on the charity's web site or from a number of third-party sources. See CharityWatch's Links page for information on obtaining copies of charity tax forms.


CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (DAREF) audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 3, Concentration of Risk):

"DAREF received a significant portion (54.0%) of its support from one organization in the form of an unrestricted contributions [sic]. There is no guarantee that this level will be maintained in future years."

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