Cheyanna Foundation for Children

Uplifting the Rare andUndiagnosed

aka Cheyanna's Champions 4 Children   |   Bee Cave, TX   |
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Cheyanna Foundation for Children

EIN: 45-3772547


CC4C enhances the lives of children battling rare and undiagnosed conditions in Texas. We achieve this by giving children and families access to mental health and wellness programs, providing financial assistance, and giving them access to events and experiences that would otherwise be impossible.

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Founder/Executive Director

Monica Gelinas

Main address

11701 Bee Caves Rd Ste 200

Bee Cave, TX 78738 USA

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Formerly known as

Cheyanna Foundation for Childre



Subject area info

Diseases and conditions

Medical support services

Population served info

Children and youth

People with diseases and illnesses

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.

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Programs and results

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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?

Dream Team Program

CC4C’s Dream Team program matches a child with a volunteer group based on the child’s interest. Dream Teams can be local high school teams, companies, or other organizations. The Dream Team helps our children with rare conditions participate in “normal” childhood experiences, like being part of a sports team or music group, and feel uplifted/supported by their community. During the school year, Dream Teams spend time providing enriching, uplifting experiences for their child. These experiences are tailor-made to suit the interests of each child. One child might get special 50-yard-line seats at a high school football game and get to run through the tunnel with the team. Another child might get to ride with the cheerleaders on a homecoming parade float. A child who has a passion for furry friends might get to play with puppies at a doggie daycare. Children with rare conditions face difficulties like painful symptoms, isolation from peers, and a lot of time spent in doctor's offices, the

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Our Family Well-Being program’s goal is to help families build connections with others who are walking a similar journey. TRIBE 4 Moms and TRIBE for Dads are parent-peer support groups held regularly throughout the year. Moms and dads are provided opportunities to gather to connect, share resources, and have fun. During our Sibling Adventure Days, CC4C offers special events designed to focus on siblings. We partner with other organizations to provide fun, special one-on-one experiences with their parents and peers. Family Fun Days are opportunities for all CC4C families to gather for fun and fellowship. Lastly, we offer workshops throughout the year. Past workshop topics have included hope/vision board, self-compassion and caring for the caregiver.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Our Financial assistance program lightens the burden of financial expenses associated with caring for a child with rare or undiagnosed conditions. 95% of rare and/or undiagnosed disease treatments, therapies, and medications are not covered by insurance and families spend thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for their child's medical needs. Our financial assistance program reimburses qualified medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Cheyanna Foundation for Children
Fiscal year: Aug 01 - Jul 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 36.43 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18.8 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Cheyanna Foundation for Children

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Cheyanna Foundation for Children

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 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: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Cheyanna Foundation for Children’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 $151,929 -$14,872 $60,742 $137,099 $114,637
As % of expenses 25.1% -2.0% 9.0% 35.8% 18.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $151,929 -$16,893 $60,742 $137,099 $114,637
As % of expenses 25.1% -2.2% 9.0% 35.8% 18.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $763,078 $744,515 $738,709 $520,116 $718,140
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -2.4% -0.8% -29.6% 38.1%
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% 0.8% 1.2% 0.5% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.5% 4.8%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.2% 98.8% 93.9% 94.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $605,374 $759,391 $677,967 $383,017 $606,411
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 25.4% -10.7% -43.5% 58.3%
Personnel 20.8% 19.8% 23.5% 40.1% 38.2%
Professional fees 12.8% 5.5% 10.5% 5.4% 3.2%
Occupancy 2.4% 1.8% 1.4% 1.7% 0.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 34.7% 60.0% 45.4% 47.4% 45.2%
All other expenses 29.3% 13.0% 19.3% 5.4% 12.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $605,374 $761,412 $677,967 $383,017 $606,411
One month of savings $50,448 $63,283 $56,497 $31,918 $50,534
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $655,822 $824,695 $734,464 $414,935 $656,945

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 13.5 10.4 12.9 27.3 19.4
Months of cash and investments 13.5 10.4 12.9 27.3 19.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 12.9 10.0 12.3 26.1 18.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $682,516 $655,654 $727,276 $872,746 $979,279
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $5,993 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $2,021 $2,021 $2,021 $2,021
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.8% 4.3% 4.3% 4.5% 3.4%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $652,227 $635,334 $696,076 $833,175 $947,812

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.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder/Executive Director

Monica Gelinas

Talaya Frazier, founded CC4C in 2011 after the journey of pursuing health for her youngest daughter, Cheyanna who is now 16. This long journey started her running career as she used it as a tool to cope with the emotional turmoil.  This emotional therapy led to 7 consecutive Boston Marathons and competing on Team USA for the World’s Half Ironman. Talaya graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biomed/Nutritional Science.   Along with her passion for alternative health she is a business entrepreneur.   She currently owns Talaya’s Collection, a fine sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry business for over 16 years.  She and her husband have also previously owned franchises such as Marble Slab Creameries and Quizno’s Subs.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Cheyanna Foundation for Children

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Cheyanna Foundation for Children

Board of directors
as of 08/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Joey Berger

Joey Berger

Rigby Slack Lawrence Berger Akinc Pepper + Comerford PLLC

David DeStefano

Texas Regional Bank

Dr. Susan Rao

Rao Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Casey McPherson

To Cure a Rose Foundation, Founder

Talaya Frazier

CC4C, Founder

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 ? No
  • 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 4/1/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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