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Health : Patient and Family Support (Grantmaking)

The Valerie Fund

Supporting comprehensive health care services for children with cancer and blood disorders

four stars

93.98

2101 Millburn Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040
tel: (973) 761-0422   Web Site
EIN: 22-2126867

Board Leadership
Dominic DiBari
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Barry Kirschner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 91.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Valerie Fund was established in 1976 in memory of nine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue. The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Today there are seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders located in major hospitals in the tri-state area, providing caring and comprehensive health care to more than 5,000 children and their families each year. We bring state-of-the-art treatment centers close to the home, provide counseling and child development activities, make a summer camp experience that creates a one week miracle for children with cancer, and do thousands of other things large and small that collectively make a difference.

The Valerie Fund was established in 1976 in memory of nine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue. The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Today there are seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders located in major hospitals in the tri-state area, providing caring and comprehensive health care to more than 5,000 children and their families each year. We bring state-of-the-art treatment centers close to the home, provide counseling and child development activities, make a summer camp experience that creates a one week miracle for children with cancer, and do thousands of other things large and small that collectively make a difference.

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Financial

four stars

91.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.13
  Program Expenses Growth 21.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Valerie Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Valerie Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Valerie Fund (NJ) 93.98 four stars
Any Baby Can of San Antonio (TX) 90.32 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (DC) 94.92 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico (NM) 89.60 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (NY) 89.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,805,870
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $757,835
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,563,705
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,563,705
   Other Revenue $1,256,906
TOTAL REVENUE $5,820,611
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,639,716
   Administrative Expenses $134,268
   Fundraising Expenses $725,231
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,499,215
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,321,396
   
Net Assets $10,042,420

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
Child Life Activities & Social Work Programs $2,525,669 69.4%
Advocacy and Support $742,284 20.4%
Camp Happy Times $371,763 10.2%

Ratings History
The Valerie Fund has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.35 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 95.67 four stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 95.50 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 80.53 three stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 80.22 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 86.89 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.73 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.46 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 93.59 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 95.93 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 83.81 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 71.03 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2007 66.56 one star
2004-12 03/01/2006 71.53 two stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 82.56 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 22-2126867
Name in IRS Master File VALERIE FUND
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 March, 1979
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$176,080 3.91% Barry Kirschner Executive Director

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The Valerie Fund (NJ) 93.98 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Valerie Fund
2101 Millburn Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
tel: (973) 761-0422
fax: (973) 761-6792
EIN: 22-2126867

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Board Leadership

Dominic DiBari
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Barry Kirschner
Executive Director

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