Health : Patient and Family Support

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Eliminating pediatric cancer and providing hope and support to those who are touched by it

two stars

79.38

55 West Wacker Drive Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 214-1200   Web Site
EIN: 36-3874655

Board Leadership
Tim Mauery
Chairperson

CEO
Kathleen A. Casey
CEO, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.38 two stars
  Financial 70.85 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization founded in 1992 and has been actively contributing to children stricken with cancer. Bear Necessities' mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. The foundation has two main programs: the Bear Hugs Program is designed to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients by granting special requests to them and to ease the burdens of the families through assistance with some of the immediate needs that they may be facing while fighting this physically, emotionally, and financially devastating disease. Each year the Bear Discoveries program awards medical research grants nationally, primarily to junior investigative researchers who make meaningful advancements and discoveries towards finding a cure and therapies for various types of pediatric cancer.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization founded in 1992 and has been actively contributing to children stricken with cancer. Bear Necessities' mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. The foundation has two main programs: the Bear Hugs Program is designed to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients by granting special requests to them and to ease the burdens of the families through assistance with some of the immediate needs that they may be facing while fighting this physically, emotionally, and financially devastating disease. Each year the Bear Discoveries program awards medical research grants nationally, primarily to junior investigative researchers who make meaningful advancements and discoveries towards finding a cure and therapies for various types of pediatric cancer.

Financial

two stars

70.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,288,483
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $770,095
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,058,578
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,058,578
   Other Revenue $-100,288
TOTAL REVENUE $1,958,290
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,080,336
   Administrative Expenses $335,766
   Fundraising Expenses $399,072
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,815,174
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $143,116
   
Net Assets $1,837,480

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,543 7.41% Kathleen Casey CEO, President

Mission

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization founded in 1992 and has been actively contributing to children stricken with cancer. Bear Necessities' mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. The foundation has two main programs: the Bear Hugs Program is designed to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients by granting special requests to them and to ease the burdens of the families through assistance with some of the immediate needs that they may be facing while fighting this physically, emotionally, and financially devastating disease. Each year the Bear Discoveries program awards medical research grants nationally, primarily to junior investigative researchers who make meaningful advancements and discoveries towards finding a cure and therapies for various types of pediatric cancer.

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Charity Contact Info

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
55 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 214-1200
fax: (312) 214-7797
EIN: 36-3874655

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Board Leadership

Tim Mauery
Chairperson

CEO

Kathleen A. Casey
CEO, Founder