The Chick Mission, Inc.

aka Chick Mission   |   New York, NY   |  www.thechickmission.org

Mission

The Chick Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young adult cancer patients (ages 18 - 40) with a focus on fertility challenges as a result of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and/or drug treatment. Our mission is twofold: to educate healthcare professionals and patients about fertility preservation options ahead of treatment and to work directly with fertility practices to provide monetary need-based grants to assist patients with the cost of preservation. Our ULTIMATE mission is to help these patients achieve a successful outcome.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder and CEO

Amanda Rice

Executive Director

Tracy Weiss

Main address

12 East 86th Street Suite 1508

New York, NY 100028 USA

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EIN

82-2988171

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Chick Mission is dedicated to fertility preservation when a female cancer patient of child bearing age is faced with possible loss of fertility due to cancer treatment. Chick Mission provides monetary grants to patients and fertility preservation education.

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?

Chick Mission Grants Program

The Chick Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young adult cancer patients (ages 18 – 40) with a focus on fertility challenges as a result of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and/or drug treatment. We are providing needs based grants to young women in the New York area to assist them in freezing their eggs ahead of treatment.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People with diseases and illnesses

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 in cancer treatment

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Chick Mission Grants Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Chick Mission provided 8 Hope Scholarships to cancer patients in 2018 totaling $59,000 and 31 Hope Scholarships to cancer patients in 2019 totaling $166,823.

Number of health education trainings conducted

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Chick Mission Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Chick Mission works with health care professionals and other organizations to educate them on Chick Mission and fertility preservation.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Chick Mission Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CM held 11 educational programs in 2019 for corporations, hospitals, and fertility clinics utilizing podcasts, informative talks, and panel discussions which impacted over 550 people.

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Chick Mission Grants Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Chick Mission has participated in corporate, fertility clinic, hospital, and women's organization health awareness programs and panels in 2019 to provide an understanding of IVF treatment sponsorship.

number of eggs harvested for fertilty preservation

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Chick Mission Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Hope Scholarship program has resulted in 76 oocytes in 2018. In 2019, there were an additional 275 oocytes frozen. The very first Chick Mission baby boy was born in September 2019.

Number of fertilty clinics and health care providers in the CM network.

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Chick Mission Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Chick Mission is developing partnerships with fertility clinics and hospitals to assist with finding grantees for IVF preservation program. CM has expanded to include NY, NJ, IL, CA, CO, TX,PA, and CO

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

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

Adults

Related Program

Chick Mission Grants Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Chick Mission participates in panel discussions with corporations and fertility groups. Chick Mission held 7 fundraising events and is active in NY politics advancing IVF and Surrogacy legislation.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Due to urgency to begin cancer treatment, many health care professionals neglect to advise patients of child bearing age of the possibility of fertility loss due to the time sensitivity of treatment. Since time is of the essence and patients are so overwhelmed with life saving decisions and costs, they are afraid to delay cancer treatment. They fail to deal with the possible loss of fertility and lose the opportunity to take steps to preserve their fertility and a happy quality of life post treatment. Providing associated medical professionals with both information and a rapid path to preserve fertility is critical. Currently there are only a handful of states which require insurance companies to cover fertility preservation for those diagnosed with cancer. The cost of one preservation cycle can be up to $20,000. Chick Mission will provide monetary grants between $5-$15,000 to patients meeting the criteria.

Chick Mission is partnering with fertility clinics and other related professionals in New York to provide a process for patients to follow to apply for monetary grants to assist with fertility preservation. Over the last couple of years we have expanded our reach to include fertility partners in NY, NJ, IL, CO, CA and TX. We will continue to expand as we grow as an organization and as additional state laws change as it relates to insurance coverage.

Chick Mission is raising awareness and planning fund raising events to support our grants to cover fertility preservation for cancer patients. Chick Mission is actively meeting and partnering with cancer support groups and healthcare professionals to advance education

With 60 of 89 patients reporting, and over $502,000 committed in grants, over $300,000 paid to fertility clinics for IVF services for patients, the Chick Mission patients have frozen over 1,000 eggs and 56 embryos. Our first Chick Mission patient gave birth to a baby boy in September 2019.

We look forward to continuing to support patients in NY, NY, CA, IL, TX, and CO in the years to come. We are also lookin forward to expanding our efforts to work with patients in additional states.

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Chick Mission, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Amanda Rice

Amanda Rice

Maltese Capital LLC

Jane Rice

Retired

Emily Fritz

LibreMax Capital, LLC

Tracy Weiss

Jaime Knopman

CCRM NY

Laurie Katz

Golden Tree Asset Management

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/09/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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