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Be The Match Foundation

A legacy of support for the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match

three stars

89.42

500 North 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (800) 507-5427   Web Site
EIN: 41-1704734

Board Leadership
Joseph M. (Trey) Loughran
Chair

CEO
C. Randall Mills
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.42 three stars
  Financial 85.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Be The Match Foundation (previously The Marrow Foundation) was created by Admiral E.R. Zumwalt Jr., in 1991 to secure support for the work of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on Be The Match Foundation to raise funds to support the work of the NMDP. We use your financial contributions to: grow the Be The Match Registry, provide financial assistance to help patients throughout their transplant journey, and advance medical discovery to help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Be The Match Foundation (previously The Marrow Foundation) was created by Admiral E.R. Zumwalt Jr., in 1991 to secure support for the work of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on Be The Match Foundation to raise funds to support the work of the NMDP. We use your financial contributions to: grow the Be The Match Registry, provide financial assistance to help patients throughout their transplant journey, and advance medical discovery to help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
11,410
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Be The Match Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Be The Match Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Be The Match Foundation (MN) 89.42 three stars
Brain Research Foundation (IL) 87.41 three stars
Sabin Vaccine Institute (DC) 89.39 three stars
Food Allergy Research & Education (VA) 92.54 four stars
Sarcoma Foundation of America (MD) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,492,827
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,558,660
   Related Organizations $2,000,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,051,487
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,051,487
   Other Revenue $634,680
TOTAL REVENUE $11,686,167
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,236,550
   Administrative Expenses $1,229,142
   Fundraising Expenses $1,475,153
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,940,845
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,254,678
   
Net Assets $12,581,737

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
Patient Assistance $4,328,603 38.5%
Research $2,236,695 19.9%
Recruitment $616,400 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 89.42 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 87.89 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 86.12 three stars
2015-09 05/01/2017 93.07 four stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 92.52 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 82.28 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 81.55 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 91.86 four stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 97.01 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 86.92 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 73.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 73.33 two stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 89.97 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 90.14 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 90.19 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 92.55 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 76.83 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 41-1704734
Name in IRS Master File BE THE MATCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 January, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- C. Randal Mills Director, CEO $460,538
Other Salaries of Note
$141,434 1.01% Mary Heffernan Senior Director, Public Engagement and Giving --
$132,845 0.95% Joy King Executive Director $132,845
$107,472 0.77% Jonathan Carter Manager of Operations --
Not compensated -- Jeffrey Chell Former Chief Executive Officer $1,349,343

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Be The Match Foundation (MN) 89.42 three stars
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Steadman Philippon Research Institute (CO) 86.07 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Be The Match Foundation
500 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (800) 507-5427
EIN: 41-1704734

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Board Leadership

Joseph M. (Trey) Loughran
Chair

CEO

C. Randall Mills
Chief Executive Officer

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