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Health : Patient and Family Support

Flashes of Hope

Giving SMILES and HOPE

three stars

85.90

36 South Franklin Street Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
tel: (440) 442-9700   Web Site
EIN: 04-3648694

Board Leadership
Rob MacKinlay
Chairman

CEO
Allison Clarke
Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.90 three stars
  Financial 80.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FLASHES of HOPE brightens the lives of children with cancer through a national photography program, special events and by investing in critically needed research.

FLASHES of HOPE brightens the lives of children with cancer through a national photography program, special events and by investing in critically needed research.

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Financial

three stars

80.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Flashes of Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Flashes of Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Flashes of Hope (OH) 85.90 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (IL) 86.80 three stars
National Women's Health Network (DC) 90.95 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida (FL) 87.34 three stars
Cancer Care Services (TX) 87.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $975,699
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,044,184
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,019,883
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,019,883
   Other Revenue $-226,184
TOTAL REVENUE $1,793,699
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,452,842
   Administrative Expenses $105,233
   Fundraising Expenses $210,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,768,274
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $25,425
   
Net Assets $863,096

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
Fundraising Initiatives $1,056,164 72.7%
Portraits $396,678 27.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 85.90 three stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 84.15 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 84.03 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 84.14 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.23 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 82.99 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.21 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 79.90 two 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 04-3648694
Name in IRS Master File FLASHES OF HOPE INC
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 2002
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
$100,000 5.65% Kristine Difiore Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Flashes of Hope (OH) 85.90 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri (MO) 86.10 three stars
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center (OH) 90.07 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (IN) 85.54 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (CA) 93.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Flashes of Hope
36 South Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
tel: (440) 442-9700
EIN: 04-3648694

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Board Leadership

Rob MacKinlay
Chairman

CEO

Allison Clarke
Founder

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