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AORN Foundation

Advancing patient safety

three stars

87.08

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

Board Leadership
Anne Fairchild
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.08 three stars
  Financial 96.89 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the AORN Foundation is to advance patient safety by supporting nurses who make surgery safe through education, research and patient safety initiatives. 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 advance patient safety by supporting nurses who make surgery safe through education, research and patient safety initiatives. 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.

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Financial

four stars

96.89

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
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) 87.08 three stars
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (DC) 85.10 three stars
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (PA) 88.19 three stars
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (WI) 85.02 three stars
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (IL) 94.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,384,169
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $67,723
   Related Organizations $60,165
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,512,057
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,512,057
   Other Revenue $164,635
TOTAL REVENUE $1,676,692
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,543,503
   Administrative Expenses $121,252
   Fundraising Expenses $135,622
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,800,377
   
Payments to Affiliates $735,050
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-123,685
   
Net Assets $4,242,762

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 $735,050 47.6%
Education Grants $489,237 31.7%
Scholarships $177,928 11.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$151,829 8.43% Twilla Barlow Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AORN Foundation (CO) 87.08 three stars
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (DC) 85.10 three stars
CHEST Foundation (IL) 89.80 three stars
National Medical Association (MD) 89.48 three stars
American Society of Transplantation (NJ) 85.65 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

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