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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Research, education, support, advocacy

four stars

90.88

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 90.88 four stars
  Financial 87.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (VA) 90.88 four stars
CURE Childhood Cancer (GA) 92.24 four stars
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 88.79 three stars
Prevent Cancer Foundation (VA) 90.03 four stars
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 96.22 four stars

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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 $1,753,047
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,753,047
   Program Service Revenue $195,236
Total Primary Revenue $1,948,283
   Other Revenue $18,978
TOTAL REVENUE $1,967,261
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,595,875
   Administrative Expenses $133,545
   Fundraising Expenses $329,923
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,059,343
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,082
   
Net Assets $2,404,543

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 $962,513 60.3%
Research Grant Program $440,426 27.6%
Advocacy Services $192,936 12.1%

Ratings History
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.88 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.74 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 96.96 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 93.43 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 93.26 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.18 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 79.12 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 75.54 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.80 four stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 99.28 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 99.35 four stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 97.02 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 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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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 8.01% Mary Hesdorffer Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$150,000 7.28% 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (VA) 90.88 four stars
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (CT) 92.61 four stars
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (CA) 91.98 four stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 94.69 four stars
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 98.23 four stars

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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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