Financials and Governance
The Lupus Foundation of America is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID# is 43-1131436. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
The Lupus Foundation of America is a BBB Accredited Charity, is recognized by the National Health Council for meeting their Standards of Excellence and has a Gold Star rating from Guidestar.
Lupus Foundation of America complies with IRS tax-exempt public inspection requirements by posting our 990 forms and audited financial statements. Financial reports are prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); are audited annually by an outside, public accounting firm; approved by our national Board of Directors; and are reported publicly as required by strict state and federal regulations.
Policies are established to maintain the trust and confidence of all people impacted by lupus, our donors, partners and members of the public.
We are on a mission to end lupus. Annually, we detail our impact as we move ever closer to cure lupus and bring relief and help to millions.Read Our Latest Report
The National Health Council Standards of Excellence Certification Program recognizes the Lupus Foundation of America for meeting the highest standards of accountability, ethical practice, organizational effectiveness, and good public stewardship.
The Lupus Foundation of America is proud to hold the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal, which certifies that we adhere to the Alliance's strong and comprehensive standards. It is granted only to national charities that meet these standards are eligible to apply for the seal.
The Lupus Foundation of America holds a Gold GuideStar Seal of Transparency. The seal indicates that the Lupus Foundation of America has provided up-to-date information that allow potential donors and funders to make educated decisions about the work we do to make the world a better place.