Rebecca's Eating Disorder Foundation

aka Rebecca's Foundation   |   Irvine, CA   |  www.rebeccasfoundation.org

Mission

Rebecca's Eating Disorder Foundation dedicates time and energy to one day providing scholarships for specialized treatment to those recovering from eating disorders. We continue to support research and increase public awareness through education. Our volunteers are recovering eating disorder advocates and freely share there time with those whom may be struggling.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder, President

Rebecca Cooper

COO, Marketing Director

Lara Ruth Reaves

Main address

13700 Alton Parkway Suite 154-180

Irvine, CA 92618 USA

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EIN

26-3244522

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS filing requirement

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Eating Disorder Treatment Scholarships

Rebecca's Foundation is working to raise money to help scholarship patients with eating disorders. An overwhelming number of individuals with eating disorders are in need of treatment, including everything from inpatient treatment to outpatient support. Sadly, there remains a tremendous gap between needing help and being able to pay for the necessary treatment.

Even with health insurance coverage, many individuals are left needing to pay for a portion of the costs for eating disorder treatment out-of-pocket. Approximately 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States alone struggle with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, and 90 percent of these individuals will not receive access to the treatment they need.

Population(s) Served

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental illnesses that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group. No one knows exactly what causes eating disorders, but a growing consensus suggests that a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors come together to spark an eating disorder. Once the disorder has taken hold, it can become a self-sustaining process that usually requires professional help and support to recover.

Many eating disorders begin during adolescence, but psychologists and doctors have found an increasing number of young children and older adults diagnosed with these illnesses. The more quickly an eating disorder is diagnosed and effective treatment begun, the greater the chances of recovery.

It’s not uncommon for the symptoms of an eating disorder to change over time. Around half of people originally diagnosed with the restricting type of anorexia later developed bulimic symptoms, according to a study from Harvard University. Someone who primarily binge eats can transition to mostly restricting their intake later. As well, a person can recover from one eating disorder but relapse later with a different disorder.

Especially if under- or inadequately treated, eating disorders can be deadly: heart failure and suicide are two of the most common causes of death in people with eating disorders. Despite this, most people with eating disorders eventually recover. When Harvard psychologists followed a group of people initially diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia for 20 years, they found that two-thirds ultimately fully recovered. Recovery can take a long time and lots of hard work, but it is possible.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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Rebecca's Eating Disorder Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rebecca Cooper


Board co-chair

Lara Reaves

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No