aka TRF   |   Las Vegas, NV   |
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EIN: 46-2570835


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.

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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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Subject area info


Diseases and conditions


Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Pediatrics (G98)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms



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


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


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 16.02 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.8 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION INC’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 $338,590 -$367,619 -$1,273,429 -$561,377 -$294,011
As % of expenses 22.3% -16.1% -59.6% -37.1% -16.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $337,223 -$368,180 -$1,274,986 -$562,740 -$295,341
As % of expenses 22.2% -16.1% -59.6% -37.2% -16.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,935,548 $1,910,691 $833,245 $1,782,820 $1,828,683
Total revenue, % change over prior year 54.1% -1.3% -56.4% 114.0% 2.6%
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 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.8% 3.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.4% 99.2% 99.4% 90.2% 96.8%
Other revenue 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,519,842 $2,288,773 $2,136,485 $1,511,414 $1,803,349
Total expenses, % change over prior year 95.0% 50.6% -6.7% -29.3% 19.3%
Personnel 26.5% 21.5% 21.6% 21.3% 20.0%
Professional fees 9.3% 4.7% 4.2% 5.9% 9.6%
Occupancy 2.5% 1.8% 2.2% 3.5% 3.1%
Interest 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.7% 1.4%
Pass-through 46.6% 54.7% 59.7% 50.8% 52.2%
All other expenses 15.0% 17.2% 12.1% 17.8% 13.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,521,209 $2,289,334 $2,138,042 $1,512,777 $1,804,679
One month of savings $126,654 $190,731 $178,040 $125,951 $150,279
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $2,519 $4,250 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,647,863 $2,482,584 $2,320,332 $1,638,728 $1,954,958

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 9.0 4.5 1.8 3.9 3.2
Months of cash and investments 9.0 4.5 1.8 3.9 3.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 9.6 4.5 -2.4 -1.2 -2.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,140,977 $849,568 $320,452 $488,460 $477,248
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $206,000 $152,970 $34,152 $156,608 $278,372
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,511 $10,030 $14,279 $14,279 $14,280
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 79.0% 64.7% 56.4% 65.9% 75.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.4% 3.3% 180.7% 106.6% 102.2%
Unrestricted net assets $1,223,371 $855,191 -$419,795 -$142,945 -$438,286
Temporarily restricted net assets $105,616 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 $105,616 $135,638 $105,827 $99,020 $418,365
Total net assets $1,328,987 $990,829 -$313,968 $0 -$19,921

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Kim Gradisher

Kim is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the foundation. She works closely with TRFs Board of Directors to meet goals and ensure that programming and staff are aligned with the TRF mission and vision. Kim directs all strategic and operational planning, program operations and project management, community outreach, donor development, fundraising campaigns, marketing initiatives and staff. She boasts two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, developing and executing key programs in positions supporting the Crohns and Colitis Foundation, Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada and the Arthritis Foundation. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in recreational management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a certificate in womens leadership from Cornell University.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2022

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  • 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.
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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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