Health : Patient and Family Support

Children's Organ Transplant Association

The Trusted Leader Supporting Families

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four stars

95.07

2501 West COTA Drive Bloomington, IN 47403
tel: (800) 366-2682   Web Site
EIN: 35-1674365

Board Leadership
Rob Aukerman
Chair

CEO
Rick Lofgren
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.07 four stars
  Financial 93.04 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1986, the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the premier national organization helping alleviate the financial burden of families who have transplant-needy children and young adults. For over 30 years, COTA has worked to ensure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds, and is recognized as the trusted leader supporting transplant families. COTA has helped thousands of children and young adults, and has raised more than $110 million for their benefit.

Founded in 1986, the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the premier national organization helping alleviate the financial burden of families who have transplant-needy children and young adults. For over 30 years, COTA has worked to ensure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds, and is recognized as the trusted leader supporting transplant families. COTA has helped thousands of children and young adults, and has raised more than $110 million for their benefit.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Meet the basic financial need of every patient served.
215
Provide services to 204 new families during fiscal year 2017.
215
Train campaign volunteers to generate contributions to be used for transplant related expenses of families served during fiscal year 2017
4,978,150
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

93.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.48
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Organ Transplant Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Organ Transplant Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,343,687
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $136,369
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,480,056
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,480,056
   Other Revenue $2,045,380
TOTAL REVENUE $7,525,436
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,176,087
   Administrative Expenses $857,861
   Fundraising Expenses $428,683
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,462,631
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,062,805
   
Net Assets $34,573,364

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$233,959 3.62% Richard Lofgren CEO

Mission

Founded in 1986, the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the premier national organization helping alleviate the financial burden of families who have transplant-needy children and young adults. For over 30 years, COTA has worked to ensure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds, and is recognized as the trusted leader supporting transplant families. COTA has helped thousands of children and young adults, and has raised more than $110 million for their benefit.

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Organ Transplant Association
2501 West COTA Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
tel: (800) 366-2682
fax: (812) 336-8885
EIN: 35-1674365

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Board Leadership

Rob Aukerman
Chair

CEO

Rick Lofgren
President & CEO