A Time To Heal

aka A Time to Heal Cancer Foundation   |   Omaha, NE   |
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A Time To Heal

EIN: 27-0297726


A Time to Heal Cancer Foundation (ATTH) provides support, education and empowerment so that cancer survivors and their caregivers may create their best lives.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Brenda Helget

Main address

8707 West Center Rd Ste 101

Omaha, NE 68124 USA

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Subject area info

Patient-centered care

Support groups


Medical support services

Population served info



Chronically ill people

Terminally ill people

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the American Cancer Society, as of January 2022 an estimated 18 million Americans were living post-cancer lives, with an estimated 100,170 survivors in Nebraska. The National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control reports: Up to 25% of cancer survivors experience depression Up to 45% experience anxiety The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports: Cancer patients with depression have a 19% higher death rate Studies show a strong link between mental health and cancer survival

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?

Survivorship 101

Cancer can threaten not only our physical health, but also our mental stability with frightening thoughts, anxiety and depression. Studies show a strong link between mental health and cancer survival. The Survivorship 101 program is evidence-based with 10 years of data proving effectiveness both immediately and six months after completing the program. Survivors learn coping techniques for anxiety and depression, how to navigate side effects and research-based ways to become as healthy as possible from a professional facilitator. Best of all, survivors connect with other survivors and caregivers who understand their journey, in a small and confidential group setting.

Population(s) Served
Chronically ill people

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 contact hours

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The number of live hours of psycho-social support for cancer survivors and caregivers, provided by professional facilitators.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The total number of participants attending our programs.

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.

Up to one-half of cancer patients show a significant level of emotional distress. Research shows significantly improved long-term outcomes for those survivors given guidance and support. A Time to Heal's goal is to help cancer patients recover, rebuild health, reduce stress, boost hope and manage fear of recurrence using research-based information and evidence-based programming. We are committed to reducing health disparities using virtual options and providing our programs free of charge.

Our current goals are:
1. Implement evaluation plan for our newest program, Brain Fog.
2. Increase trainings for oncology partners to deliver our programs to their patients.
3. Increase revenue to support keeping programs free of charge.

1. Implement evaluation plan for our newest program, Brain Fog.
Strategy: partner with the University of Nebraska Medical Center research program to involve students who wish to help develop our evaluation plan.
2. Increase trainings for oncology partners to deliver our programs to their patients.
Strategy: partner with funders who wish to improve health disparities in rural areas, to remove financial barriers for cost of training and increase availability of our programs.
3. Increase revenue to support keeping programs free of charge
Strategy: Apply for more foundation grant support to provide funding for strategies #1 and #2.

Currently, A Time to Heal offers more evidence and research-based psycho-social support in hours and numbers served than any other Nebraska cancer nonprofit organization. We are not affiliated with any particular health system or organization, nor are we funded by state or federal grants - enabling us to provide our services as a completely neutral party.

2023 Successes
39% increase in total number served
43% increase in number of live hours with professional facilitators
71% increase in attendance at our annual conference for survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals
42% increase in educational webinar video views
31 facilitators trained in Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Texas

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, To identify topics of priority by the people we serve

  • 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 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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


A Time To Heal
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 228.36 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 26.1 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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 A Time To Heal’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 -$79,845 -$123,045 $48,167 -$24,367 $73,303
As % of expenses -26.6% -37.1% 15.9% -7.3% 20.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$80,760 -$123,960 $47,252 -$25,776 $72,865
As % of expenses -26.9% -37.2% 15.5% -7.7% 20.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $219,643 $206,574 $344,993 $310,495 $432,211
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.1% -6.0% 67.0% -10.0% 39.2%
Program services revenue 3.6% 6.4% 2.6% 3.2% 1.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 18.0% 25.9% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 90.7% 81.7% 76.3% 68.5% 97.3%
Other revenue 5.5% 11.4% 2.9% 2.3% 1.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $299,616 $331,893 $303,219 $334,862 $358,908
Total expenses, % change over prior year 90.7% 10.8% -8.6% 10.4% 7.2%
Personnel 55.7% 66.7% 65.7% 75.8% 69.8%
Professional fees 24.5% 7.4% 16.8% 10.1% 9.9%
Occupancy 3.8% 3.6% 3.8% 4.0% 1.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.0% 22.4% 13.8% 10.0% 19.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $300,531 $332,808 $304,134 $336,271 $359,346
One month of savings $24,968 $27,658 $25,268 $27,905 $29,909
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $4,378 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $325,499 $360,466 $329,402 $368,554 $389,255

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 20.7 14.4 19.1 14.8 16.4
Months of cash and investments 20.7 14.4 19.1 14.8 16.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 20.7 14.3 17.5 14.8 16.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $517,894 $397,880 $483,293 $414,160 $491,178
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $4,574 $4,574 $4,574 $8,952 $8,952
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 48.3% 68.3% 88.3% 60.9% 65.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.8% 8.3% 0.0% 0.7%
Unrestricted net assets $520,257 $396,297 $443,549 $417,773 $490,638
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 $520,257 $396,297 $443,549 $417,773 $490,638

Key data checks

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


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Brenda Helget

Helget has 22 years of fundraising experience, along with 28 years in nonprofit work and previously has worked with Methodist Hospital Foundation and UNMC’s College of Medicine, including Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, and the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. She received her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) status in 2004 and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from UNO in 2003. Helget also holds certification from Indiana University’s Fund Raising School. A presenter for fundraising and nonprofit lectures, she has addressed local organizations and nationally for The Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professional’s International Conference. She is grateful to be a cancer survivor and believes helping other cancer survivors is the pinnacle of her life's work.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Brandon Tomjack

Corey Aldy

Physicians Mutual

Caitlin Davis


Matt Maiers


Karen Nelsen

US Bank

Debra Schrampfer

Union Pacific

Brandon Tomjack

Baird Holm

Jeanie Jones

Community Volunteer

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2024

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

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.