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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, North America

A BBB Accredited charity


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Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, North America
Formerly known as:
40 Wall Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
2007, Delaware
-- Also know as: DNDi North America
Stated Purpose:
" To develop new drugs, or new formulations of existing drugs for patients suffering from the most communicable diseases. And bridging existing R&D gaps in essential drugs for these disease by initiating and coordinating drug R&D projects in collaboration with the international research community, the public sector, the pharmaceutical industry, and other partners. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, North America (DNDi North America) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


DNDi's primary objective is to deliver a total of 11 to 13 new treatments by 2018 for the diseases that include Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT); Visceral leishmaniasis(VL); American trypanosomiasis; Helminth infections; Pediatric HIV; Malaria. DNDi's secondary objectives are to utilize and strengthen existing research capacity in disease-endemic countries by training scientists and health workers and equipping labs and clinics and to raise awareness about the urgent need to develop new drugs for neglected diseases and advocate for increased public responsibility.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Rachel M. Cohen, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Bennett Shapiro
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
PureTech Ventures
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet.
Fundraising costs were 5.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,357,755, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on DNDi North America's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Seeding Funding-DNDi






Contributed Services


Interest income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Grants to R&D


Raising Awareness to R&D

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative 3% 
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Beginning net assets $150,141
Ending net assets 53,132
Total liabilities 69,002

Total assets



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