Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking)

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure

Funding Research, Finding Cures

four stars

92.92

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 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.05
  Program Expenses Growth 67.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $350,693
   Federated Campaigns $11,523
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $859,555
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,221,771
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,221,771
   Other Revenue $50,943
TOTAL REVENUE $1,272,714
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,705,354
   Administrative Expenses $62,769
   Fundraising Expenses $95,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,863,510
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,590,796
   
Net Assets $128,963

Charts

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

Mission

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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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