Charity Navigator is always here for you with the charity ratings you trust and other information you rely on. We depend on donors, like you, to keep us going! Please support Charity Navigator with a tax-deductible gift today.
This donation supports Charity Navigator. To make a donation to a charity listed on our site, use the "Donate to this Charity" button on their ratings page.
Disable all preview features
Sign in or Register  |     0 Donation(s), $0 total

Health : Patient and Family Support

Patient Advocate Foundation

Solving insurance and healthcare access problems since 1996

94.38

421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666
tel: (800) 532-5274   Web Site
EIN: 54-1806317

Board Leadership
Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, RN, FAAN
President

CEO
Alan J. Balch
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.38
  Financial 93.14
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/01/2016 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

93.14

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
94.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Patient Advocate Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Patient Advocate Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Patient Advocate Foundation (VA) 94.38
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware (DE) 90.94
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix (AZ) 92.13
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (IN) 91.90
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm (IL) 89.62

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

The mission of the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. PAF is a national organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. PAF seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $69,731,080
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $125,000
   Fundraising Events $224,289
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $431,824
Total Contributions $70,512,193
   Program Service Revenue $5,070,725
Total Primary Revenue $75,582,918
   Other Revenue $437,994
TOTAL REVENUE $76,020,912
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $40,964,699
   Administrative Expenses $1,495,775
   Fundraising Expenses $1,251,045
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,711,519
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $32,309,393
   
Net Assets $78,438,740

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
Co-payment Assistance $32,204,574 78.6%
Case Management Services $5,902,234 14.4%
Administrative Services for Co-payment Assistance Program $2,857,891 7.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.38
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.83
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.45
2013-06 08/01/2014 97.81
2012-06 07/01/2013 96.08
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.41
2010-06 09/20/2011 99.40
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 98.62

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

EIN 54-1806317
Name in IRS Master File PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(179) Other health services
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 October, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$170,674 0.39% Alan J. Balch Executive Director --
Other Salaries of Note
$113,005 0.25% Nancy Davenport-Ennis Former Chief Executive Officer $223,216

The mission of the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. PAF is a national organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. PAF seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Patient Advocate Foundation (VA) 94.38
Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area (CA) 86.58
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (DC) 85.39
Project Sunshine (NY) 99.15
Gilda's Club Chicago (IL) 90.11

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Patient Advocate Foundation
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
tel: (800) 532-5274
fax: (757) 873-8999
EIN: 54-1806317

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, RN, FAAN
President

CEO

Alan J. Balch
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help & Support