Mission:

SEE MISSION STATEMENT BELOW TO RAISE THE AWARENESS AND FUNDS NECESSARY TO OVERCOME PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMORS AND TO HELP THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THEM.


 www.ironmatt.org
 |  965 LILY POND LN Franklin Lks NJ 07417-1056

The Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors is headquartered in Franklin Lks, NJ, has an EIN of 37-1540551, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.  It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization, with a ruling year of 2007.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Overall Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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Finance & Accountability Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

19/19 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.14%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$1,008,953

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

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Program Expense Ratio

88.65%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

19/19 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.14%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

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Impact & Results Score (BETA)

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Impact & Results Rating Highlights

This organization's programs include:

Amount Spent
% of Program Expense
Program Description

$506,843

55%

THE FOUNDATION (AKA "IRONMATT") FUNDS CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH TO ULTIMATELY FIND A CURE FOR PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMORS. IRONMATT ALSO SUPPORTS INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO WAYS TO LESSEN THE NEGATIVE LONG-TER ... (More)

$0

0%

IRONMATT INCREASES AWARENESS OF PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMORS THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN ASSOCIATIONS AND SPONSORSHIP OF SYMPOSIUMS. IRONMATT COLLABORATES WITH LEADING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK TOGETHER  ... (More)

$407,043

44%

IRONMATT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO QUALIFIED FAMILIES WHO HAVE A CHILD UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR A BRAIN OR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS) CANCER. HARDSHIPS ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING A CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH A C ... (More)

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Overview

Overview


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Impact & Results scores are not available in Encompass Rating System Beta V1.

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We are looking to fund research that will help find a cure for pediatric brain tumors. We also would like to find treatments that are less toxic to a child's developing brain. We are also trying to help families have more time with their sick child. We hope by paying their bills we will relieve stress and allow them to take time off of work.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Continue having our local fundraisers. We are hoping to expand our fundraising out of the New York area. We would like to develop our Team Ironmatt and have people run races and fundraise for us. We are working on getting charity slots for races.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

We have some people on our board in the Boston area and they are very motivated to start fundraising for us in that area. Our VP is working on starting our team ironmatt. She is a 7 time Hawaii Ironman qualifier and finisher. We have hired 2 employees which should help us accomplish our goals.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We applied again for slots in the NYC Marathon in 2018. Hoping we will be accepted as a charity sponsor. This will allow us to really get our Team IronMatt up and running.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

We have hired 2 employees. We have added more volunteers. We have just partnered with The Children's Place which we are very excited about. They will be providing gift cards to our families nationwide.



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