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Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

T.J. Martell Foundation

Music's promise for a Cure

three stars

80.27

417 Fifth Avenue Eighth Floor, Ste 814
New York, NY 10016
tel: (646) 841-1394   Web Site
EIN: 51-0180178

Board Leadership
Joel Katz
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Laura Heatherly
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.27 three stars
  Financial 72.39 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The T.J. Martell Foundation funds innovative, early stage cancer research that leads to practical, effective treatments in the near term. We provide funds for highly targeted research projects at leading medical and scientific institutions. The Foundation is dedicated to funding and supporting the efforts of scientists and physicians engaged in the global battle against multiple forms of cancer. In addition to fighting these diseases, we also work to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. Founded in 1975, the organization has raised over $280 million to support medical research since that time.

The T.J. Martell Foundation funds innovative, early stage cancer research that leads to practical, effective treatments in the near term. We provide funds for highly targeted research projects at leading medical and scientific institutions. The Foundation is dedicated to funding and supporting the efforts of scientists and physicians engaged in the global battle against multiple forms of cancer. In addition to fighting these diseases, we also work to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. Founded in 1975, the organization has raised over $280 million to support medical research since that time.

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Financial

two stars

72.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
66.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 27.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 54.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by T.J. Martell Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by T.J. Martell Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
T.J. Martell Foundation (NY) 80.27 three stars
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (IL) 93.30 four stars
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
Population Council (NY) 90.83 four stars
Sabin Vaccine Institute (DC) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $220,706
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,243,411
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,464,117
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,464,117
   Other Revenue $-1,319,193
TOTAL REVENUE $3,144,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,980,268
   Administrative Expenses $174,505
   Fundraising Expenses $837,971
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,992,744
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $152,180
   
Net Assets $3,035,131

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
Grants to Medical Research Institutions $1,980,268 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 80.27 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 83.37 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 77.09 two stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 81.04 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.02 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 85.14 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 86.85 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.97 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 81.23 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.01 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.35 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 66.12 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 50.65 zero star
2007-12 07/01/2009 54.77 zero star
2006-12 05/01/2008 49.29 zero star
2005-12 02/01/2007 55.30 one star
2004-12 11/01/2006 63.19 one star
2003-12 05/01/2005 71.33 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 71.52 two stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 89.71 three 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 51-0180178
Name in IRS Master File T J MARTELL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code H12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 January, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$186,154 6.22% Laura Heatherly Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
T.J. Martell Foundation (NY) 80.27 three stars
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation (NY) 90.80 four stars
D-Rev Design for the Other Ninety Percent (CA) 88.06 three stars
Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund (NY) 89.30 three stars
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

T.J. Martell Foundation
417 Fifth Avenue
Eighth Floor, Ste 814
New York, NY 10016
tel: (646) 841-1394
fax: (615) 780-3154
EIN: 51-0180178

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Board Leadership

Joel Katz
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Laura Heatherly
Chief Executive Officer

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