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TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION INC

#AStrongerFamilyTogether

aka TRF   |   Las Vegas, NV   |  www.trf.org

Mission

The mission of The Tyler Robinson Foundation is to strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Ms. Kim Gradisher

Main address

823 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 220, Mailbox 7

Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA

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EIN

46-2570835

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Pediatrics (G98)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to a study published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer, almost one in three families faces challenges meeting their basic needs when their child undergoes cancer treatment. Upon a cancer diagnosis, parents find themselves reevaluating childcare, careers, and finances to ensure optimal care for their child. The necessity of reducing work hours or leaving a job to facilitate care and attend their child's treatment intensifies financial concerns. The combination of financial pressures and the emotional distress accompanying such a tragic diagnosis impacts nearly every pediatric cancer family. Our ongoing efforts are dedicated to alleviating these stresses.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family Triage

Financial grants are available to support families grappling with the financial burdens associated with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. These funds can be utilized to alleviate day-to-day expenses such as mortgage payments, car installments, and utility bills, recognizing that these essential needs often take a backseat to the critical task of caring for a child undergoing pediatric cancer treatment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with physical disabilities, People with other disabilities, Chronically ill people, Terminally ill people, Family relationships

Related Program

Family Triage

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

TRFs mission is to assist families whose children have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer through financial assistance and professional financial expertise, as well as emotional and social support. Our goal is to eliminate housing, utilities, and medical travel insecurities from the cancer journeys of our families. We strive to create a balance between the challenging times and moments filled with hope, cherished memories, and enjoyable experiences. Parents grappling with the burden of a pediatric cancer diagnosis should be able to direct their focus towards their families, free from the weight of financial concerns. We are dedicated to assisting them in achieving this objective.

TRF offers crucial monetary support through grants designed to alleviate the financial strain on families caring for a child with cancer. Ranging from $12,000 to $36,000, these grants are complemented by the guidance of a volunteer financial advisor, ensuring optimal allocation of funds. Covering essential household expenses, our grants address challenges arising from a pediatric cancer diagnosis, including mortgage, rent, automobile payments, and medical-related travel. Families can also utilize a portion of the grant for tutoring and educational needs. Our comprehensive grants encompass Financial Relief Grants for those facing economic hardship, Travel Grants covering hotel and travel expenses for treatments, and Family Fun Grants. Emergency Grants are also available, tailored to individual needs and circumstances. By providing this support, we enable families to concentrate on their children and loved ones, rather than being burdened by the financial challenges associated with a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Tyler Robinson Foundation is partnered with 58 childrens hospitals across the United States and several parts of Canada. We also have at least one partner hospital in each of the following countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Through these partnerships, families are recommended by their social worker to apply to our program.

Our organization is able to provide grants to our family through funding from various sources, including our Team TRF school fundraising program, TRF Ambassador program, our annual gala, and partnerships with other organizations.

TRF has assisted over 17,000 families through our impactful grants program, with 10,000 families benefitting in 2023 alone thanks to partnerships with hospitals and centers worldwide. We take pride in the fact that .85 cents of every dollar directly reaches our families. Our dedication to spreading the TRF mission remains steadfast, ensuring that even more families receive the vital grants they need at our partner hospitals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 02/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jennifer Carleton


Board co-chair

Mac Reynolds

Toni Corbin

Ben McKee

Daniel Platzman

Dan Reynolds

Jarom Schmidt

Wayne Sermon

Alex Sharpe

Jennifer Shydler

Jill Alintoff

Larry Barnard

Rachel Smith

Steven Daddazio

Dr. Vanessa Gastwirth

Jesse Robinson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/4/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.