Financial Statements

At the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, we value the trust our supporters place in us. We stringently follow established accounting standards and arrange for an annual independent audit by a CPA firm, under the guidance of our volunteer Board of Directors. We are proud of our record of sound decisions and responsible fiscal management. 

Accountability and transparency are vital to building trust with our supporters, so we make our financial information freely available.  

How Much Goes to Help People with MS?

As a national service organization, the Foundation devotes the majority of its efforts to directly helping those affected by multiple sclerosis. Detailed information for each of the last three tax years is available in the documentation provided below.

2020 Tax Return
2019 Tax Return Form 990 and Schedule A

2019 CA Tax Return Form 199
2019 Financial Statement
2018 Tax Return Form 990 and Schedule A
2018 CA Tax Return Form 199
2018 Financial Statement
2017 Tax Return Form 990 and Schedule A
2017 Financial Statement
Notice of IRS Exempt Status Recognition

Are My Donations Tax Deductible?

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. (FEIN: 59-2792934), a publicly funded nonprofit corporation, qualified for the 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service as evidenced by the Notice of IRS Exempt Status Recognition below.  Registration is maintained throughout the U.S. with all appropriate state and federal agencies. 

The publication of these financial statements and tax returns on the MS Focus's website does not establish an accountant/client relationship with any person who uses them and is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the engagement letter between MS Focus and the preparer.