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AORN Foundation

Supporting the nurses who make surgery safe

three stars

87.48

2170 South Parker Road Suite 400
Denver, CO 80231
tel: (800) 755-2676   Web Site
EIN: 84-1193583

Board Leadership
Anne Fairchild
President

CEO
Linda Groah
Executive Director/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.48 three stars
  Financial 90.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the AORN Foundation is to empower perioperative nurses in advancing patient and workplace safety through education and research. The philanthropic arm of AORN, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds: academic scholarships; research grants; professional development scholarships; patient safety resources such as tool kits, webinars, and seminar series. The AORN Foundation impacts over 45,000 perioperative nurses and the patients they serve on a daily basis.

The mission of the AORN Foundation is to empower perioperative nurses in advancing patient and workplace safety through education and research. The philanthropic arm of AORN, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds: academic scholarships; research grants; professional development scholarships; patient safety resources such as tool kits, webinars, and seminar series. The AORN Foundation impacts over 45,000 perioperative nurses and the patients they serve on a daily basis.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of academic scholarships awarded
93
Number of training events conducted
26
Total number of grants awarded
1,220
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

four stars

90.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AORN Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AORN Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AORN Foundation (CO) 87.48 three stars
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (WI) 86.32 three stars
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (IL) 94.17 four stars
American Society of Transplant Surgeons (VA) 85.99 three stars
Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (WI) 85.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,295,765
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,773
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,351,538
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,351,538
   Other Revenue $200,090
TOTAL REVENUE $2,551,628
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,234,831
   Administrative Expenses $187,280
   Fundraising Expenses $182,627
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,604,738
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,440,700
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-53,110
   
Net Assets $3,993,916

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
Funding Initiatives for AORN $1,440,700 64.5%
Education Grants $587,932 26.3%
Scholarships $137,677 6.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 87.48 three stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 85.64 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 87.08 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.14 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 86.79 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.04 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.04 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 84.20 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 84-1193583
Name in IRS Master File AORN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
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 June, 1992
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
$164,048 6.29% Twilla Barlow Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AORN Foundation (CO) 87.48 three stars
American Society of Transplantation (NJ) 85.65 three stars
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (WI) 86.32 three stars
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (IL) 94.17 four stars
CHEST Foundation (IL) 89.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

AORN Foundation
2170 South Parker Road
Suite 400
Denver, CO 80231
tel: (800) 755-2676
fax: (303) 755-4219
EIN: 84-1193583

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Board Leadership

Anne Fairchild
President

CEO

Linda Groah
Executive Director/CEO

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