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The Chick Mission, Inc.

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

EIN: 82-2988171


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.

Notes from the nonprofit

In a very short time, TCM has scaled and reached new patients at a rapid rate. We believe with additional funding, the sky is the limit! We'd love to expand: New Geographical Areas More Grants Awarded Organizational Infrastructure Additional Staff

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Tracy Weiss

Main address

121 West 36th Street #333

New York, NY 100018 USA

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EIN

82-2988171

Subject area info

Foundations

Health care access

Reproductive health care

Cancers

Women's services

Population served info

Young adults

Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

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

Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Chick Mission is dedicated more equity and access to fertility preservation medicine for women newly diagnosed with cancer. When a female cancer patient of child bearing age is treated for cancer, often the treatment plan that will save her life will often render her infertile. Many insurance companies will not cover an egg freezing cycle deeming the procedure "elective" despite the in fact future infertility will likely be a direct side effect of cancer treatment. The Chick Mission provides need based monetary grants to patients to bridge this socioeconomic gap, while educating the public at large about this issue.

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

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

The Chick Mission partners with health care professionals (oncologists, social workers, fertility clinics) to increase access to fertility preservation treatment. Metric - Grants awarded per year.

Eggs Frozen Year By Year

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

Each year, grantees are able to freeze their eggs to preserve family options Reporting; 2018 - 8 of 8 2019 - 31 of 31 2020 - 68 of 68 2021 - 89 of 94 2022 - 113 of 129 2023 - 84 of 136

Number of Clinical Partners in TCM Program

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 Chick Mission creates partnerships with fertility clinics and hospitals systems to identify applicants for our preservation program.

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 the urgency to start fighting cancer immediately, many health care professionals neglect to advise patients (of child bearing age) of the possibility fertility loss caused by their cancer treatment. Time is of the essence -- patients are overwhelmed with fear making life saving decisions and potential out of pocket costs. We aim to educate patients and their support systems about the possible loss of fertility and to provide access before the patient loses any opportunity to take steps to preserve and postpone any future family planning.

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. The Chick Mission will provide monetary grants between $5-$15,000 to patients meeting eligibility criteria.

The Chick Mission partners with fertility clinics and other related professionals to provide monetary support for those who need monetary grants to assist with fertility preservation. Our organization works with clinics in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Colorado, Illinois and California We will continue to expand as we grow as an organization and as additional state laws change as it relates to insurance coverage.

The Chick Mission raises awareness about this issue (most people don't know until they already need to know!) and fundraises through campaigns and events to support our grants to cover fertility preservation for cancer patients.

The Chick Mission actively meets and partners with cancer support groups and healthcare professionals to advance education.

Wanting women of all ages to make informed decisions about their health care, The Chick Mission hosts educational panels about fertility, cancer, healthcare technology and the rest for corporate as well as collegiate partners.

With 389 of 466 patients reporting, and over $3.1mm committed in grants, The Chick Mission Grantees have frozen over 5,000+ eggs. We welcomed our first "chick" (a baby boy) in September 2019. And he has been joined by three other littles (three boys and one girl!) The 5th Chick Mission Chickadee is arriving in 2024.

Since our inception 17 dates have some sort of insurance mandate on the books helping patients make their own decisions re: fertility preservation -- not their wallets. We have hosted over 30 educational events creating a buzz and group of well informed women who may act as ambassadors to their communities.

In 2018, we began grant making in New York State. We added New Jersey and Illinois to the mix in 2019, California at the start of 2020 and Colorado by year end. in 2021, Texas joined our list of geographical areas served.

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 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

The Chick Mission, Inc.
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

252.50

Average of 42.08 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.1

Average of 12.9 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Chick Mission, Inc.

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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The Chick Mission, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Chick Mission, 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 $428,035 $223,572 $48,151 $25,778 $180,944
As % of expenses 176.4% 45.0% 10.3% 2.3% 14.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $428,035 $223,572 $46,234 $18,111 $173,277
As % of expenses 176.4% 45.0% 9.9% 1.6% 14.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $670,618 $720,706 $515,386 $1,132,906 $1,392,434
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 7.5% -28.5% 119.8% 22.9%
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% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.9% 99.8% 99.9% 100.0% 99.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $242,583 $496,930 $467,235 $1,107,128 $1,211,317
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 104.8% -6.0% 137.0% 9.4%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.2%
Professional fees 9.6% 9.7% 40.6% 30.7% 33.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 4.6% 28.5% 52.4% 40.6% 51.9%
All other expenses 85.8% 61.8% 7.0% 28.7% 7.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $242,583 $496,930 $469,152 $1,114,795 $1,218,984
One month of savings $20,215 $41,411 $38,936 $92,261 $100,943
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $262,798 $538,341 $508,088 $1,207,056 $1,319,927

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 24.9 17.1 19.2 8.4 8.1
Months of cash and investments 24.9 17.1 19.2 8.4 9.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 24.9 17.5 19.8 8.6 9.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $502,421 $706,425 $746,145 $773,924 $815,026
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $99,029
Receivables $0 $16,894 $4,999 $2,997 $32,191
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 $502,421 $725,993 $772,227 $790,338 $963,615

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

Executive Director

Tracy Weiss

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

The Chick Mission, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
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The Chick Mission, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/31/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Amanda Rice

Amanda Rice

The ARC Group

Jane Rice

Retired

Emily Fritz

LibreMax Capital, LLC

Tracy Weiss

The Chick Mission

Jaime Knopman

CCRM NY

Laurie Katz

Naomi Leslie

Goldman Sachs

Amy Schneidkraut

Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Jamie Parrot

Mane Global Capital Management

Dana Pettito

Brookfield Asset Management

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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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
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