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    The Assistance Fund (TAF)
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    The Assistance Fund (TAF)

    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    8427 Southpark Circle, Suite 100
    Orlando FL 32819

    Orlando FL | IRS ruling year: 2009 | EIN: 27-0270731  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    To provide underinsured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases access to critical treatment through financial assistance, education, and adv ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

    rating
    Great

    This charity's score is 100%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 35% Accountability & Finance, 44% Impact & Measurement, 9% Leadership & Adaptability, 12% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    100

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

    Assessments

    Impact

    100 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
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    Impact Evaluation
    100 out of 100 points
     
    Impact Statement
    $304,758,468 total costs / $290,285,128 of financial assistance provided = roughly $1.05 provides a dollar's worth of financial assistance to a patient. [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    TAF Disease Programs: This program provides financial assistance directly to patients and their families.
    Data Time Period
    1/1/21 to 12/31/21
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of financial assistance to patients programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $2 for every $1 spent and a score of 80 if income increases by more than $1.25 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 65. This program increases income for a patient with medical conditions by more than $2 for every $1 spent.
    Methodology
    This impact score was determined through the Financial Assistance for Medical Patients methodology which is fully detailed in the Charity Navigator Guide to Ratings. Analysis conducted in 2023 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.
    Data Source
    The nonprofit submitted data on the dollar value of all financial assistance provided to patients, which we use to calculate the additional income received.

    Measurement

    Unscored

    0% of Impact & Measurement score
    Program Planning and Design
     
    This section assesses the use of crucial evaluation tools in program objective-setting and activities.
    Program Development
     
    This section assesses the consideration of stakeholders in program objectives and activities.
    Data Collection and Analysis
     
    This section assesses the best practices used in collecting and analyzing program data.
    Reporting and Distribution of Results
     
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Use of Results
     
    This section assesses the use of results to guide learning.
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