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National Foundation for Transplants

Raising Hope. Changing Lives.

four stars

94.00

5350 Poplar Avenue Suite 850
Memphis, TN 38119
tel: (800) 489-3863   Web Site
EIN: 58-1527254

Board Leadership
Gina Castellaw
Chairperson

CEO
Michelle Gilchrist
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.00 four stars
  Financial 97.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) offers hope to transplant patients by helping them overcome financial obstacles that may prevent or delay their lifesaving transplants. NFT provides advocacy, fundraising expertise and grants to organ and tissue transplant patients for medical care, medications and travel needs they otherwise could not afford. Founded in 1983, NFT has generated more than $56 million to help patients during their transplant journey. NFT serves solid organ and tissue transplant patients in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) offers hope to transplant patients by helping them overcome financial obstacles that may prevent or delay their lifesaving transplants. NFT provides advocacy, fundraising expertise and grants to organ and tissue transplant patients for medical care, medications and travel needs they otherwise could not afford. Founded in 1983, NFT has generated more than $56 million to help patients during their transplant journey. NFT serves solid organ and tissue transplant patients in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

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Financial

four stars

97.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Foundation for Transplants on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Foundation for Transplants on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Foundation for Transplants (TN) 94.00 four stars
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center (WA) 86.74 three stars
Cancer Support Community North Texas (TX) 89.24 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (MO) 91.76 four stars
Compassionate Care ALS (MA) 93.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,280,807
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $33,661
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,314,468
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,314,468
   Other Revenue $81,113
TOTAL REVENUE $3,395,581
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,388,146
   Administrative Expenses $255,354
   Fundraising Expenses $333,388
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,976,888
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-581,307
   
Net Assets $3,068,673

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
Helping Patients Receive Lifesaving Treatment $3,388,146 100.0%

Ratings History
National Foundation for Transplants has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 94.00 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 92.38 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 90.69 four stars
2017-06 03/01/2018 91.54 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 87.25 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.74 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 89.14 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 91.31 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 94.05 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 93.99 four stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 85.68 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2009 73.73 two stars
2007-04 02/01/2008 75.63 two stars
2006-04 02/01/2007 75.50 two stars
2005-04 01/01/2006 78.31 two stars
2004-04 01/05/2005 85.21 three stars
2003-04 01/01/2004 79.04 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 58-1527254
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR TRANSPLANTS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
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 January, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,460 3.83% Michelle Gilchrist President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Foundation for Transplants (TN) 94.00 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta (GA) 88.54 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida (FL) 89.68 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region (OH) 87.97 three stars
Tulsa CARES (OK) 89.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Foundation for Transplants
5350 Poplar Avenue
Suite 850
Memphis, TN 38119
tel: (800) 489-3863
fax: (901) 684-1128
EIN: 58-1527254

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Board Leadership

Gina Castellaw
Chairperson

CEO

Michelle Gilchrist
President

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