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Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Supporting the search for the cause and cure of childhood brain tumors through research

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three stars

80.76

302 Ridgefield Court Asheville, NC 28806
tel: (800) 253-6530   Web Site
EIN: 58-1966822

Board Leadership
Doug Porter
Chair

CEO
Robin Boettcher
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.76 three stars
  Financial 72.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) seeks to find the cause and cure of brain tumors in children by supporting medical research, increasing public awareness of the disease and aiding in early detection and treatment of childhood brain tumors. As the world's largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research, we're dedicated to not only eradicating this disease, but to providing support to families. We provide educational and emotional support for children and families affected by this life-threatening disease.

Founded in 1991, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) seeks to find the cause and cure of brain tumors in children by supporting medical research, increasing public awareness of the disease and aiding in early detection and treatment of childhood brain tumors. As the world's largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research, we're dedicated to not only eradicating this disease, but to providing support to families. We provide educational and emotional support for children and families affected by this life-threatening disease.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of overall donors
27,343
Number of new donors
19,747
Number of public events held to further mission
190
Number of attendees present at rallies/events
11,654
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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

two stars

72.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (NC) 80.76 three stars
Children's Tumor Foundation (NY) 90.25 four stars
It's The Journey, Inc. (GA) 92.91 four stars
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International Rett Syndrome Foundation (OH) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,009,035
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $634,111
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,643,146
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,643,146
   Other Revenue $87,298
TOTAL REVENUE $5,730,444
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,553,433
   Administrative Expenses $725,025
   Fundraising Expenses $707,302
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,985,760
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-255,316
   
Net Assets $1,382,804

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 80.76 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 81.92 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 79.33 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 85.09 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.01 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.82 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.49 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 84.21 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 84.30 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 89.53 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 86.40 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.84 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.47 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 89.76 three stars
2008-12 12/15/2009 93.17 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 94.51 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 95.93 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 95.98 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 99.04 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 98.92 four 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 58-1966822
Name in IRS Master File PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION OF THE UNITED STATES INC
NTEE Code H48
NTEE Classification Brain Disorders Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 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, 1992
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2014

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
$169,377 2.82% Robin P. Boettcher President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (NC) 80.76 three stars
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TB Alliance (NY) 95.64 four stars
Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund (NY) 89.39 three stars
American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (IL) 90.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
302 Ridgefield Court
Asheville, NC 28806
tel: (800) 253-6530
fax: (828) 665-6894
EIN: 58-1966822

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Board Leadership

Doug Porter
Chair

CEO

Robin Boettcher
President, CEO

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