The Charcot Marie Tooth Association has been rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator for exceeding industry standards with our exceptional performance and accountability. To read our financial highlights and other accomplishments from the last fiscal year, view our digital Annual Report or download the PDF. Below you will find the Audited Financial Statements and IRS-990.
Our Charity Ratings
Eighty-seven cents of every dollar we spend goes to help develop treatments and a cure for CMT and to help improve the quality of life people affected by the disease. Our commitment to being good stewards of our supporters’ dollars has resulted in the highest ratings from organizations that evaluate charities.
In 2019, Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, awarded the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association its highest four-star rating for exceeding industry standards through exceptional performance and accountability.
Charity Navigator’s ratings indicate how efficient a charity uses their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and its commitment to good governance.
The CMTA has earned the Platinum Seal from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, for its commitment to transparency.
The Seal of Transparency level (Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum) is determined by how much information the organization has shared. A nonprofit earns the Bronze Seal by providing mission, leadership and basic program information. Once an organization has earned a Bronze Seal, it can share financial information to earn Silver; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and vision to earn Gold; and, finally, metrics to show the progress made toward its mission to earn the highest seal, Platinum.
Best in America
The America’s Best Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to charitable organizations that meet the highest standards of public accountability, program efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Applicant charities must provide evidence of their program activities and demonstrate the benefit of their services. They must submit for review their most recent IRS tax returns with all schedules.
Charities with annual revenues above $250,000 must also submit audited financial statements produced by an independent certified public accountant, including an auditor’s opinion letter stating the charity meets the generally accepted accounting standards in the United States.