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Health : Patient and Family Support

Heroes for Children

So no family with a child battling cancer in Texas fights alone.

two stars

78.01

1701 Gateway Blvd. 1701 Gateway Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080
tel: (214) 256-5824   Web Site
EIN: 83-0489882

Board Leadership
Cindy Goodman
Chairman

CEO
David Hancock
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.01 two stars
  Financial 70.92 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Heroes for Children has an unwavering commitment that NO FAMILY WITH A CHILD (0-22 years of age) BATTLING CANCER IN TEXAS WILL FIGHT IT ALONE. Our core services provide financial assistance to families who need help with basic life expenses and social activities that bring families together for fun and time to make memories. Treatment for childhood cancer can last up to 3 years, cost more than $600,000, and exceed lifetime insurance benefits. In fact, 1 in 4 families nationwide suffer a 40% loss of household income with the demands of care-giving, treatment, and relocation for specialized therapeutics. Our financial assistance helps with essential household and medical bills, keeping food on the table, lights on, and a roof over the family's heads. We also provide funeral assistance. Although income is not a factor in our assistance, 68% of the families we serve have low- or moderate-income. Be a hero today: help us support and strengthen families when they need it most. Thank you.

Heroes for Children has an unwavering commitment that NO FAMILY WITH A CHILD (0-22 years of age) BATTLING CANCER IN TEXAS WILL FIGHT IT ALONE. Our core services provide financial assistance to families who need help with basic life expenses and social activities that bring families together for fun and time to make memories. Treatment for childhood cancer can last up to 3 years, cost more than $600,000, and exceed lifetime insurance benefits. In fact, 1 in 4 families nationwide suffer a 40% loss of household income with the demands of care-giving, treatment, and relocation for specialized therapeutics. Our financial assistance helps with essential household and medical bills, keeping food on the table, lights on, and a roof over the family's heads. We also provide funeral assistance. Although income is not a factor in our assistance, 68% of the families we serve have low- or moderate-income. Be a hero today: help us support and strengthen families when they need it most. Thank you.

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Financial

two stars

70.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heroes for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heroes for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heroes for Children (TX) 78.01 two stars
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware (DE) 88.74 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (IL) 86.80 three stars
National Organization for Rare Disorders (CT) 100.00 four stars
Convalescent Aid Society (CA) 87.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $477,393
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $775,981
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,253,374
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,253,374
   Other Revenue $-136,031
TOTAL REVENUE $1,117,343
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $918,065
   Administrative Expenses $95,194
   Fundraising Expenses $273,069
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,286,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-168,985
   
Net Assets $594,933

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
Financial Assistance $918,065 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 78.01 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 84.57 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 78.14 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 81.26 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.12 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.28 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 86.47 three 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 83-0489882
Name in IRS Master File HEROES FOR CHILDREN
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 August, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$53,615 4.16% Larissa Linton Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heroes for Children (TX) 78.01 two stars
Quantum Leap Farm (FL) 90.99 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (CA) 85.49 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (AL) 87.56 three stars
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation (FL) 93.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Heroes for Children
1701 Gateway Blvd.
1701 Gateway Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080
tel: (214) 256-5824
fax: (972) 437-1443
EIN: 83-0489882

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Board Leadership

Cindy Goodman
Chairman

CEO

David Hancock
Executive Director

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