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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Research, education, support, advocacy

90.79

1317 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (877) 363-6376   Web Site
EIN: 75-2816066

Board Leadership
H. Richard Alexander
Chair

CEO
Mary Hesdorffer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.79
  Financial 86.98
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

86.98

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (VA) 90.79
Prevent Cancer Foundation (VA) 90.91
Rally Foundation (GA) 91.16
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 90.25
CURE Childhood Cancer (GA) 92.24

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The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is the national organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease by: funding the highest quality and most promising research projects from around the world through our rigorous peer-reviewed process; helping patients connect with national meso experts and obtain the most up-to-date information on treatment options; and advocating in Washington D.C. for federal mesothelioma research funding to stop this national tragedy. We also raise awareness of meso, and advocate that the public and private sectors partner in the effort to cure it by directing the resources needed to stop this tragedy.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,754,873
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,754,873
   Program Service Revenue $129,195
Total Primary Revenue $1,884,068
   Other Revenue $54,284
TOTAL REVENUE $1,938,352
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,648,711
   Administrative Expenses $144,715
   Fundraising Expenses $301,157
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,094,583
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-156,231
   
Net Assets $2,555,392

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
Education and Awareness $906,470 55.0%
Research Grant Program $660,544 40.1%
Advocacy Services $81,697 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.79
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.74
2013-12 06/01/2015 96.96
2012-12 12/20/2013 93.43
2011-12 05/01/2013 93.26
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.18
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.54
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 79.12
2008-12 07/01/2010 75.54
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.80
2006-12 06/01/2008 99.28
2005-12 04/01/2007 99.35
2004-12 07/01/2006 97.02

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

EIN 75-2816066
Name in IRS Master File MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code G12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 January, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,000 7.87% Mary Hesdorffer Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$150,000 7.16% Melinda Kotzian Chief Executive Officer

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is the national organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease by: funding the highest quality and most promising research projects from around the world through our rigorous peer-reviewed process; helping patients connect with national meso experts and obtain the most up-to-date information on treatment options; and advocating in Washington D.C. for federal mesothelioma research funding to stop this national tragedy. We also raise awareness of meso, and advocate that the public and private sectors partner in the effort to cure it by directing the resources needed to stop this tragedy.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (VA) 90.79
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 95.40
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 96.22
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 97.23
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 95.93

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Charity Contact Info

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1317 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (877) 363-6376
fax: (703) 299-0399
EIN: 75-2816066

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Board Leadership

H. Richard Alexander
Chair

CEO

Mary Hesdorffer
Executive Director

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