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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

95.67

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 95.67 four stars
  Financial 93.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.11
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  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) 95.67 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville (FL) 86.74 three stars
Gilda's Club Chicago (IL) 86.56 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (KY) 88.53 three stars
Children's Burn Foundation (CA) 92.67 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,297,539
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $755,011
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,052,550
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,052,550
   Other Revenue $1,176,576
TOTAL REVENUE $4,229,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,178,202
   Administrative Expenses $135,924
   Fundraising Expenses $538,730
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,852,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $376,270
   
Net Assets $8,614,597

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 $2,190,080 68.9%
Advocacy and Support $617,734 19.4%
Camp Happy Times $370,388 11.7%

Ratings History
The Valerie Fund has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,880 4.40% Barry Kirschner Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Valerie Fund (NJ) 95.67 four stars
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati (OH) 89.43 three stars
Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel (NY) 95.05 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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