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Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation

Education for today. Research for tomorrow.

two stars

79.42

6767 Forest Lawn Drive Ste 303
Los Angeles, CA 90068
tel: (323) 380-5522   Web Site
EIN: 15-0533551

Board Leadership
Jim Orr
Chairman

CEO
Todd Vradenburg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.42 two stars
  Financial 70.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Will Rogers Institute's mission is to perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and engaging in medical research pertaining to cardio-pulmonary diseases and educating the general public on pulmonary health. Most of the Will Rogers Institute-sponsored research is conducted at our research hospitals: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and USC. The Institute also sponsors research fellowships in lung diseases at universities and medical centers throughout the U.S., thereby helping to train future leaders of lung research to serve our children and future generations. As of 2002, we also have the Pioneers Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance for members of the motion picture industry (exhibition, distribution, trade services) who are facing an illness or life changing event. The Brave Beginnings program was created in 2015 to provide neonatal ventilator equipment to hospitals across the country to make sure premature babies survive and thrive.

Will Rogers Institute's mission is to perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and engaging in medical research pertaining to cardio-pulmonary diseases and educating the general public on pulmonary health. Most of the Will Rogers Institute-sponsored research is conducted at our research hospitals: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and USC. The Institute also sponsors research fellowships in lung diseases at universities and medical centers throughout the U.S., thereby helping to train future leaders of lung research to serve our children and future generations. As of 2002, we also have the Pioneers Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance for members of the motion picture industry (exhibition, distribution, trade services) who are facing an illness or life changing event. The Brave Beginnings program was created in 2015 to provide neonatal ventilator equipment to hospitals across the country to make sure premature babies survive and thrive.

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Financial

two stars

70.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.84
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,155,422
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $143,495
   Fundraising Events $1,066,588
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,365,505
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,365,505
   Other Revenue $264,591
TOTAL REVENUE $2,630,096
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,843,322
   Administrative Expenses $647,404
   Fundraising Expenses $604,915
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,095,641
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,465,545
   
Net Assets $17,583,159

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Brave Beginnings $1,075,554 37.8%
Pioneers Assistance Fund $1,014,572 35.7%
Will Rogers Institute Research & Fellowships $510,414 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 03/01/2020 79.42 two stars
2018-03 08/01/2019 78.83 two stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 83.68 three stars
2016-03 10/01/2017 83.07 three stars
2015-03 07/01/2017 87.33 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 85.64 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 83.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 76.53 two stars
2013-03 12/01/2014 77.83 two stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 75.18 two stars
2011-03 04/01/2012 84.86 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 11/24/2010 90.08 four stars
2008-03 04/01/2009 82.45 three stars
2006-03 05/01/2007 85.23 three stars
2005-03 04/01/2006 87.29 three stars
2004-03 11/01/2005 90.25 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 15-0533551
Name in IRS Master File WILL ROGERS MOTION PICTURE PIONEERS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code E70
NTEE Classification Public Health Program (Includes General Health and Wellness Promotion
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(150) Hospital
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$301,840 7.36% Todd R. Vradenburg Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
6767 Forest Lawn Drive
Ste 303
Los Angeles, CA 90068
tel: (323) 380-5522
fax: (323) 380-7950
EIN: 15-0533551

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Board Leadership

Jim Orr
Chairman

CEO

Todd Vradenburg
Executive Director

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