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Health : Patient and Family Support

George Mark Children's House

The Center of Excellence for Pediatric Palliative Care

two stars

79.43

2121 George Mark Lane San Leandro, CA 94578
tel: (510) 346-4624   Web Site
EIN: 94-3255845

Board Leadership
Barry Slivinsky
President

CEO
Linda Ashcraft Hudak
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.43 two stars
  Financial 71.19 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

George Mark Children's House is a unique facility that provides the gift of time to children - and their families - who face life-limiting illnesses with care that is comprehensive, compassionate and leading-edge. We offer four main forms of care: Respite care (round-the-clock), transitional care, pain and symptom management, and end-of-life care for children with lifespan-limiting illnesses and their families. Additional services include ongoing support and bereavement programs. All services are guided by the principles of pediatric palliative care, which aims to relieve suffering associated with chronic, life-limiting conditions by providing comfort care, preserving the dignity and integrity of the child and family, and achieving the best quality of life possible, defined in partnership with the family and consistent with each family's culture and values.

George Mark Children's House is a unique facility that provides the gift of time to children - and their families - who face life-limiting illnesses with care that is comprehensive, compassionate and leading-edge. We offer four main forms of care: Respite care (round-the-clock), transitional care, pain and symptom management, and end-of-life care for children with lifespan-limiting illnesses and their families. Additional services include ongoing support and bereavement programs. All services are guided by the principles of pediatric palliative care, which aims to relieve suffering associated with chronic, life-limiting conditions by providing comfort care, preserving the dignity and integrity of the child and family, and achieving the best quality of life possible, defined in partnership with the family and consistent with each family's culture and values.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of clients served
92
Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided
300
Number of volunteers
200
Number of family members served
300
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

71.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
73.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by George Mark Children's House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by George Mark Children's House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
George Mark Children's House (CA) 79.43 two stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington (OR) 89.95 three stars
Little Red Door Cancer Agency (IN) 93.78 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (TX) 89.73 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (AL) 87.56 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,628,304
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,318
Total Contributions $2,641,622
   Program Service Revenue $876,117
Total Primary Revenue $3,517,739
   Other Revenue $473,819
TOTAL REVENUE $3,991,558
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,473,019
   Administrative Expenses $662,570
   Fundraising Expenses $623,272
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,758,861
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-767,303
   
Net Assets $3,687,107

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 79.43 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 79.03 two stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 81.41 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 79.85 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 80.15 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.87 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 83.85 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 76.17 two stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 75.04 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 67.36 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 67.35 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 64.91 one star
2008-12 12/15/2009 79.51 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 74.33 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 78.42 two 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 94-3255845
Name in IRS Master File GEORGE MARK CHILDRENS FUND
NTEE Code E60
NTEE Classification Health Support Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
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 March, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,850 4.22% Linda Ashcraft-Hudak CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
George Mark Children's House (CA) 79.43 two stars
Cancer Care Services (TX) 87.94 three stars
Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota (MN) 87.18 three stars
Convalescent Aid Society (CA) 87.52 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Houston (TX) 89.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

George Mark Children's House
2121 George Mark Lane
San Leandro, CA 94578
tel: (510) 346-4624
fax: (510) 346-4620
EIN: 94-3255845

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Board Leadership

Barry Slivinsky
President

CEO

Linda Ashcraft Hudak
Chief Executive Officer

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