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Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Children's Heart Foundation

Placing Children at the Heart of Research

two stars

77.26

5 Revere Drive, One Northbrook Place Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
tel: (847) 634-6474   Web Site
EIN: 36-4077528

Board Leadership
Martha Hauber
Chair

CEO
Barbara Newhouse
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.26 two stars
  Financial 72.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Children's Heart Foundation was founded in 1996 and is the country's leading organization solely dedicated to funding congenital heart defect (CHD) research. Our mission is to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research. We fund research and scientific collaboration, driving breakthroughs that have improved survival rates, longevity, and quality of life for individuals living with CHDs in dramatic and life-changing ways. It's only through continued research that children born with CHDs have the chance to survive, which is why The Children's Heart Foundation is dedicated to funding this critical research.

The Children's Heart Foundation was founded in 1996 and is the country's leading organization solely dedicated to funding congenital heart defect (CHD) research. Our mission is to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research. We fund research and scientific collaboration, driving breakthroughs that have improved survival rates, longevity, and quality of life for individuals living with CHDs in dramatic and life-changing ways. It's only through continued research that children born with CHDs have the chance to survive, which is why The Children's Heart Foundation is dedicated to funding this critical research.

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Financial

two stars

72.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth -21.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Heart Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Heart Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Heart Foundation (IL) 77.26 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,795,639
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $807,749
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,603,388
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,603,388
   Other Revenue $-45,720
TOTAL REVENUE $2,557,668
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,025,157
   Administrative Expenses $537,511
   Fundraising Expenses $213,339
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,776,007
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $781,661
   
Net Assets $1,405,628

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
Medical Research Grants $529,239 51.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 77.26 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2020 74.39 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 36-4077528
Name in IRS Master File THE CHILDRENS HEART FOUNDATION
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name CHILDRENS HEART FOUNDATION
Ruling Date June, 2003
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
$105,949 5.96% Joseph Brownlee Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Heart Foundation (IL) 77.26 two stars
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (IL) 93.30 four stars
Vascular Cures (CA) 90.94 four stars
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (CA) 91.21 four stars
24 Foundation (NC) 86.51 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Heart Foundation
5 Revere Drive, One Northbrook Place
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
tel: (847) 634-6474
fax: (844) 634-3401
EIN: 36-4077528

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Board Leadership

Martha Hauber
Chair

CEO

Barbara Newhouse
President & CEO

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