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Flashes of Hope

Honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer

three stars

86.23

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 86.23 three stars
  Financial 83.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

83.94

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Flashes of Hope (OH) 86.23 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta (GA) 87.81 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona (AZ) 90.30 four stars
Tulsa CARES (OK) 85.28 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix (AZ) 92.23 four stars

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Founded in 2001 by the parents of a child with cancer, Flashes of Hope is a volunteer driven organization solely focused on children's cancer. Flashes of Hope's mission is to raise funds to accelerate a cure for children's cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer. With chapters in 55 cities, Flashes of Hope photographs more than 50% of the children annually diagnosed in the United States. In 2009, Flashes of Hope began funding research and has already raised millions of dollars through the Kick-program and other initiatives.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,515,805
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $826,066
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,341,871
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,341,871
   Other Revenue $-220,546
TOTAL REVENUE $2,121,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,685,039
   Administrative Expenses $80,074
   Fundraising Expenses $252,999
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,018,112
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $103,213
   
Net Assets $918,212

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 $1,319,336 78.3%
Portraits $365,703 21.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,000 4.80% Kristine Difiore Executive Director

Founded in 2001 by the parents of a child with cancer, Flashes of Hope is a volunteer driven organization solely focused on children's cancer. Flashes of Hope's mission is to raise funds to accelerate a cure for children's cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer. With chapters in 55 cities, Flashes of Hope photographs more than 50% of the children annually diagnosed in the United States. In 2009, Flashes of Hope began funding research and has already raised millions of dollars through the Kick-program and other initiatives.

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Flashes of Hope (OH) 86.23 three 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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