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A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure

Funding Research, Finding Cures

three stars

89.47

85 Riverbend Lane Needham, MA 02492
tel: (914) 762-3494   Web Site
EIN: 26-0295572

Board Leadership
Andrew Janower
President

CEO
Amy Weinstein
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.47 three stars
  Financial 86.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (a/k/a PLGA Foundation), founded in 2007, is dedicated to finding more effective, less toxic and less punishing treatments for eradicating low grade glioma brain cancer in children. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of promising scientific pediatric brain tumor research through: raising funds to support state of the art scientific research and raising awareness with scientists, doctors, lay people and pharmaceutical companies about the lack of existing effective treatments and a cure. It is simply unacceptable that children diagnosed with this pernicious disease are suffering due to the lack of advancements in scientific understanding of pediatric brain tumors. Recent developments in the scientific arena and agreement among scientists around the world confirm that more effective treatments are on the horizon for all children battling brain tumors provided that funding is available. AKBTC is accelerating its efforts to raise funds and awareness so that all children can fight for their dreams not for their lives.

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (a/k/a PLGA Foundation), founded in 2007, is dedicated to finding more effective, less toxic and less punishing treatments for eradicating low grade glioma brain cancer in children. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of promising scientific pediatric brain tumor research through: raising funds to support state of the art scientific research and raising awareness with scientists, doctors, lay people and pharmaceutical companies about the lack of existing effective treatments and a cure. It is simply unacceptable that children diagnosed with this pernicious disease are suffering due to the lack of advancements in scientific understanding of pediatric brain tumors. Recent developments in the scientific arena and agreement among scientists around the world confirm that more effective treatments are on the horizon for all children battling brain tumors provided that funding is available. AKBTC is accelerating its efforts to raise funds and awareness so that all children can fight for their dreams not for their lives.

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Financial

three stars

86.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.66
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (MA) 89.47 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $245,016
   Federated Campaigns $19,373
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $805,807
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,070,196
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,070,196
   Other Revenue $16,910
TOTAL REVENUE $1,087,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $254,250
   Administrative Expenses $56,714
   Fundraising Expenses $121,070
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $432,034
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $655,072
   
Net Assets $3,719,759

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
Research Grants $254,250 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 89.47 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.48 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 97.74 four stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 90.32 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 89.92 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.43 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 26-0295572
Name in IRS Master File PEDIATRIC LOW GRADE ASTROCYTOMAFOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Amy Weinstein Executive Director

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A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (MA) 89.47 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure
85 Riverbend Lane
Needham, MA 02492
tel: (914) 762-3494
EIN: 26-0295572

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Board Leadership

Andrew Janower
President

CEO

Amy Weinstein
Executive Director

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