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Head for the Cure

Defeating brain cancer step by step

Kansas City, MO   |  https://www.headforthecure.org/
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Head for the Cure

EIN: 20-8345719


Mission

The mission of Head for the Cure is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. We accomplish this by hosting a series of 5K runs/walks and other events to raise funding in support of brain cancer research benefiting local beneficiaries and our national beneficiary, The Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC). We also provide support through our programs including Brains for the Cure, survivor luncheons and other community engagements. All of these events and programs allow us to raise funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community.

Ruling year info

2007

President, Board of Directors

Matt Anthony

Main address

1607 Oak Street

Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

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EIN

20-8345719

Subject area info

Health

Brain and nervous system disorders

Cancers

Population served info

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Head for the cure aims to raise awareness, funding, and hope for those in the brain tumor community.

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?

Brains for the Cure

In April 2017, we launched our first program built specifically for patients and caregivers: Brains for the Cure—an online navigator to help them understand, manage, and cope with all the twists and turns of a brain tumor diagnosis. When there’s nobody to turn to and everything feels overwhelming, Brains for the Cure offers a level of understanding that meets patients and supporters exactly where they are and helps them find a useful forward step to take, whatever their situation. We’re investing in the future of Brains for the Cure. We’re developing new features for the site to fuel its evolution into a constantly-updating publication. Along the way, we’re making it easier to find from web searches (so people who’ve never heard of us can still get the answers they need when they need them), easier to use from mobile devices, and more current with the latest medical advances in brain tumor treatment.

Population(s) Served
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 people on the organization's email list

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Facebook followers

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Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

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Type of Metric

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new website visitors

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Type of Metric

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

Head for the cure aims to raise awareness, funding, and hope for those in the brain tumor community.

The mission of Head for the Cure is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.

We accomplish this by hosting a series of 5K runs/walks and other events to raise funding in support of brain cancer research benefiting local beneficiaries and our national beneficiary, The Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC). We also provide support through our programs including Brains for the Cure, survivor luncheons and other community engagements. All of these events and programs allow us to raise funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community.

Head for the Cure's primary source of donations come from the 5K Run/Walk events hosted across the country. In addition to these events other supporters across the country organize their own community-driven events. Head for the Cure also has multiple giving campaigns throughout the year.

Since Head for the Cure was founded, more than $25 million has been raised in support of our mission to defeat brain cancer step by step.

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 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

Head for the Cure
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 154.25 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.6

Average of 6.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

19%

Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Head for the Cure

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Head for the Cure

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Head for the Cure’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $388,172 $40,728 $141,271 $49,567 $39,038
As % of expenses 27.2% 1.8% 7.7% 2.7% 1.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $387,376 $39,932 $140,475 $48,771 $38,238
As % of expenses 27.2% 1.7% 7.7% 2.6% 1.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,813,887 $2,327,981 $1,965,362 $1,918,933 $2,165,073
Total revenue, % change over prior year 23.4% 28.3% -15.6% -2.4% 12.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 5.4% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.2% 98.7% 94.7% 94.2% 100.3%
Other revenue 0.7% 1.1% 0.3% 0.2% -0.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,425,715 $2,287,253 $1,824,091 $1,869,366 $2,126,035
Total expenses, % change over prior year -16.6% 60.4% -20.2% 2.5% 13.7%
Personnel 34.3% 25.8% 31.8% 32.3% 30.8%
Professional fees 1.7% 1.2% 1.7% 2.3% 2.2%
Occupancy 2.6% 1.6% 2.0% 2.0% 2.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 38.8% 58.1% 53.6% 50.5% 40.0%
All other expenses 22.7% 13.2% 10.8% 12.8% 24.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,426,511 $2,288,049 $1,824,887 $1,870,162 $2,126,835
One month of savings $118,810 $190,604 $152,008 $155,781 $177,170
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,545,321 $2,478,653 $1,976,895 $2,025,943 $2,304,005

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.5 3.0 4.7 4.9 4.6
Months of cash and investments 4.5 3.0 4.7 4.9 4.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.5 3.0 4.7 4.9 4.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $534,426 $575,314 $717,585 $766,352 $806,189
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $5,575 $5,575 $5,575 $5,575 $5,575
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 42.8% 57.1% 71.4% 85.7% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $538,773 $578,705 $719,180 $767,951 $806,189
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $538,773 $578,705 $719,180 $767,951 $806,189

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President, Board of Directors

Matt Anthony

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Head for the Cure

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Matt Anthony

Krista Allen

Harry Campbell

Jon Cook

Danay Fast

John Holt

Mario Lichtenstein

Shari Nederhoff

Tom Sadowski

Nina Paleologos

Kelly Fisher

Tobias Walbert

Cole Anthony

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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