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TIGERFIGHT FOUNDATION

Fighting Leukemia and Growling Along the Way

aka Tigerfight Foundation   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.tigerfight.org
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TIGERFIGHT FOUNDATION

EIN: 46-1885934


Mission

The Mission of the Tigerfight Foundation is to provide financial assistance for Kern County families who are currently going through any type of pediatric blood cancer treatment and to promote and fundraise for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Ruling year info

2014

Chairman

Chris Wilson

Treasurer

Gina Fisher

Main address

4208 Rosedale Hwy Suite 302-200

Bakersfield, CA 93308 USA

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EIN

46-1885934

Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Families

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. Incorporate one additional fundraiser event to our current platform of our Spring Golf Tournament and Summer Casino Night events. This new event will be projected to occur in the Fall. 2. Increase our exposure in the community by supporting like non-profits and/or causes that involve community outreach. 3. Provide a larger assistance impact for the Central Valley Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and their events throughout the year. 4. Increase our level of communications with the health care providers who provide us with patient applications. This would include an increase in applications received to a goal set forth at this year’s first quarterly annual Board meeting of 25 applications for 2020-21.

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?

Pediatric Blood Cancer Treatment Assistance

We provide financial support for Kern County Families who are in treatment for any form of pediatric blood cancer.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Pediatric Blood Cancer Treatment Assistance

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We keep a spreadsheet with recipient data and donation amounts noted

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to make a impact on our local pediatric blood cancer community by providing families with financial and emotional support.

Our current strategy is to stay focused on our primary annual fundraiser as well as growing slow enough to accommodate an additional two fundraisers during a calendar year. Our foundation board continues to search for various grants and other fundraising opportunities that adds to our positive perception throughout the community.

Our foundation board cares about the local blood cancer community and is very motivated to achieve our goals. We are capable for meeting our annual goals by staying in touch with our patient service partners and constantly marketing our organization and our cause.

We have established ourselves as a viable organization within the local medical community. We are known locally for our fundraising events and our assistance to local families as well as our support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are looking forward to holding two additional fundraisers annually as well as increasing our presence at local cancer related events.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

TIGERFIGHT FOUNDATION

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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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

Chairman

Chris Wilson

Chris, his family and friends started fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's when his son Ryan was diagnosed with ALL PH+ leukemia in November of 2008. The Wilson family and friends started out as a team that raised money annually for the local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in 2009. While Ryan was going through treatment they met other local families and saw a need in the local community for additional financial support. The Tigerfight Foundation was established and became a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization in May of 2014. Since that time they have taken applications from health care providers and provided financial assistance to Kern County families who are currently being treated for pediatric blood cancer as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Chris is a full time project manager for a commercial construction company. He has built, retail, healthcare, multi-family, hospitality and industrial projects throughout the Western United States. Chris and his family reside in Bakersfield, CA.

Treasurer

Gina Fisher

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Chris Wilson

S.C. Anderson, Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2025

Gina Fisher

Superior Court of California, County of Kern

Laura Fahey

Citizens Business Bank

Mike Puskarich

California Resources Corporation

Aaron Fauke

Chevron

Korina Mendoza

Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc.

Kyle Jones

Law Offices of Kyle Jones

Board leadership practices

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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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data