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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Research, education, support, advocacy

three stars

85.08

1615 L Street NW Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 363-6376   Web Site
EIN: 75-2816066

Board Leadership
Marjorie Zauderer
Chair

CEO
Mary Hesdorffer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.08 three stars
  Financial 78.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

two stars

78.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth -10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
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 (DC) 85.08 three stars
International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (FL) 95.59 four stars
Friends of Cancer Research (DC) 87.09 three stars
Entertainment Industry Foundation (CA) 94.61 four stars
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 94.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,027,392
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,027,392
   Program Service Revenue $153,380
Total Primary Revenue $1,180,772
   Other Revenue $88,522
TOTAL REVENUE $1,269,294
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,139,121
   Administrative Expenses $132,986
   Fundraising Expenses $208,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,480,319
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-211,025
   
Net Assets $1,613,764

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 $736,717 64.7%
Research Grant Program $242,828 21.3%
Advocacy Services $159,576 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.08 three stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 89.49 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.12 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.70 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,063 9.32% Mary Hesdorffer Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$62,457 4.21% Melinda Kotzian Former Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (DC) 85.08 three stars
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 93.91 four stars
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The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1615 L Street NW
Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 363-6376
fax: (703) 299-0399
EIN: 75-2816066

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Board Leadership

Marjorie Zauderer
Chair

CEO

Mary Hesdorffer
Executive Director

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