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The LAM Foundation

A Breath of Hope

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three stars

88.89

4520 Cooper Road Suite 300
Cincinnati, OH 45242
tel: (513) 777-6889   Web Site
EIN: 31-1438001

Board Leadership
Andrea Slattery
Chair

CEO
Susan Sherman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.89 three stars
  Financial 84.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) through advocacy and the funding of promising research. We are dedicated to serving the scientific, medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and a worldwide network of hope and support.

The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) through advocacy and the funding of promising research. We are dedicated to serving the scientific, medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and a worldwide network of hope and support.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Amount of research funding provided
425,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

three stars

84.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The LAM Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The LAM Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The LAM Foundation (OH) 88.89 three stars
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 90.37 four stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 86.35 three stars
American Lung Association of the Midland States (OH) 87.46 three stars
Breathe California of the Bay Area (CA) 85.13 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $668,805
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $668,805
   Program Service Revenue $373,194
Total Primary Revenue $1,041,999
   Other Revenue $807,310
TOTAL REVENUE $1,849,309
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,396,575
   Administrative Expenses $200,036
   Fundraising Expenses $148,389
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,745,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $104,309
   
Net Assets $1,968,216

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
Research $920,885 65.9%
Patient Services $379,580 27.2%
Clinical $96,110 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 88.89 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 84.95 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.56 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 95.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.83 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.66 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.18 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 92.08 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 90.56 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 31-1438001
Name in IRS Master File THE LAM FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1995
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
$176,076 10.09% Susan Sherman CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The LAM Foundation (OH) 88.89 three stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 86.35 three stars
American Lung Association, National Headquarters (IL) 95.87 four stars
American Lung Association of the Midland States (OH) 87.46 three stars
Breathe California of the Bay Area (CA) 85.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The LAM Foundation
4520 Cooper Road
Suite 300
Cincinnati, OH 45242
tel: (513) 777-6889
fax: (513) 777-4109
EIN: 31-1438001

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Board Leadership

Andrea Slattery
Chair

CEO

Susan Sherman
Chief Executive Officer

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