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UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION INC, The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association

Linthicum, MD   |  www.UrologyHealth.org
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UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION INC, The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association

EIN: 20-3210212


Mission

The Urology Care Foundation is the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation - and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. We partner with physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases through research and education.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Mr. Michael Sheppard

Main address

1000 Corporate Blvd

Linthicum, MD 21090 USA

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Formerly known as

American Foundation for Urologic Disease

American Urological Association Foundation

EIN

20-3210212

Subject area info

Education

Medical specialties

Diseases and conditions

Population served info

Adults

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

Medical Specialty Research (H90)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We support the improvement of urological care for patients worldwide by funding research, developing free patient education, and advancing patient access and care through humanitarian initiatives and pursuing philanthropic support. We collaborate with physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families, and the general public to foster advancements in the prevention, detection, and treatment of urological diseases and cancers. Through our dedicated efforts in research, education, and humanitarian initiatives, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals affected by these conditions. Our organization is committed to enhancing communication between patients and their healthcare professionals, ensuring better understanding and support throughout their healthcare journey.

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?

Patient Education

The Urology Care Foundation works to improve communication between patients and their health care professionals. We help patients take an active role in their care – whether they have just been diagnosed or dealing with a chronic and life altering urologic condition. The Foundation's patient education information is based on the integrity of AUA Clinical Guidelines, which set the standard for quality patient care.

The Urology Care Foundation provides free educational materials on urologic health to patients, caregivers, community organizations, health care providers, and the general public. The Foundation’s educational resources and decision tools are developed and reviewed by an independent Public Education Council of medical experts.

Population(s) Served

The Urology Care Foundation is focused on funding urologic research in support of innovative treatments to improve the quality of patients' lives.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Our advocacy efforts are varied to ensure the interests of our members are made known to a wide array of decision-makers. Whether we are contacting lawmakers on Capitol Hill or federal officials in government agencies, we are supporting and defending the practice of urology. In addition to our independent advocacy activities, we often join with other like-minded organizations and specialty societies, collaborating on issues of mutual interest and concern. These efforts are especially important in both legislative and regulatory matters.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to being the leader in improving health care for urologic patients worldwide through our humanitarian efforts. To support this global mission, the Urology Care Foundation provides funding for urologic medical missions and humanitarian efforts.

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

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Official Foundation of the American Urological Association 2023

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 donations made by board members

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

AUA and UCF Boards

Number of research studies conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Researchers, Students

Related Program

Urologic Research

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

There are 49 new grantees in 2022 for research studies.

Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Health, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Patient Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of downloads of free urologic patient education continues to trend up and reach more of the public each year. With more than 700 pieces including translations in 11 languages.

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health, Ethnic and racial groups, Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Patient Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, launched a new version of UrologyHealth.org, featuring a more dynamic interface, easier navigation, tighter compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and ADA protocols.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Urologic Research

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Research and Humanitarian 2022 Research 2021 Research 2020

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Urologic Research

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total all awards including Scholars, Residency, Summer Medical Students, Rising Stars Awards

Number of endowments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Urologic Research

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Research and Humanitarian Endowments

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Patient Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The Urology Care Foundation goal is to improve urologic healthcare globally. Over the years, the Urology Care Foundation has evolved to become the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation. At its core, the foundation’s mission was always to support and improve urologic care, but as technology and the needs around the world grew, so did the UCF.

We are so proud that over the last several years we have been able to expand our reach globally and magnify our vision to support healthcare equity and work to resolve disparities in underrepresented communities. By following our new mission of funding research, developing patient education materials, supporting humanitarian endeavors and pursuing philanthropic support, the Foundation, and its Board of Directors aim to impact global change in urologic health care.


The Urology Care Foundation aims to pursue philanthropic support to advance:

Research: The Urology Care Foundation is a driving force in the discovery of new treatments because we support the investment in urologic research leaders. We do more than fund the best researchers from talented scientists- we help foster and develop their careers to support a long-lasting commitment to finding the next breakthrough in patient care. Since 1975, the foundation has supported more than 950 outstanding young scientists with more than $35 million in research funding dedicated to the advancement of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic conditions. During 2022, the foundation provided more than $1.4 million in funding to 87 urologic researchers through its research award programs.

Patient Education, Outreach, and Advocacy: The Urology Care Foundation is a trusted resource for urologic patient education and advocacy. Using information that is medically approved and based on the clinical guidelines set by the American Urological Association, our Foundation develops all patient education materials with our patient education council and committees. We have more than 600 education materials for patients and caregivers, all available for free download or order from our website www.UrologyHealth.org. These linguistically appropriate and culturally competent materials are offered in 11 languages, reflective of the global populations we serve. During 2022, there were over 12 million visitors to our website and 140,000 followers on social media with 106,000 downloads and orders of materials. Our advocacy efforts include patient alliances for prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder health. Alliance activities during 2022 included in-person visits to Capitol Hill, joint congressional briefings, and in-person roundtable meetings in support of increased research funding and other vital issues for improving urologic care and treatment. In addition, our Patient Advocacy Connection programs brings interested patients and providers together to foster collaboration and awareness on major issues facing AUA members and urologic patients.

Humanitarianism: The Urology Care Foundation's vision is to be the leader in improving health care for urologic patients worldwide through research, education, and humanitarian support. This will be accomplished by providing support to and recognition of humanitarian efforts in urology. The Urology Care Foundation humanitarian recognition award acknowledges an individual for demonstrated commitment to improving access to quality urologic health care in underserved populations. The Urology Care Foundation humanitarian grant program supports the outstanding efforts of individuals and projects that provide direct urologic patient care to individuals and communities in underserved areas, either within or outside the United States. In 2022, the Foundation awarded 7 humanitarian grants.

The Urology Care Foundation is the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation and the official foundation of the American Urological Association.

The Urology Care Foundation is the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation and the official foundation of the American Urological Association.

The Urology Care Foundation demonstrates a strong emphasis on research initiatives aimed at advancing the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic disorders. This is achieved by supporting a diverse range of research projects and through fostering collaboration among researchers, healthcare professionals, and industry partners, and promoting innovation in the field of urology.

The Urology Care Foundation utilizes the American Urological Association’s vast network of urologists, researchers, and healthcare professionals who contribute their expertise and knowledge. This extensive network enables the organization to tap into a wealth of resources, including medical professionals who are at the forefront of urologic advancements and patient care. By leveraging this expertise, the UCF team can develop and disseminate educational patient materials and other information that aids patients.

One of the foundation's key capabilities lies in its commitment to urologic patient education and public awareness. The Urology Care Foundation offers a wide range of patient-focused educational programs. These include things like podcasts and magazine articles that cover various patient-focused urologic topics. The UCF also actively engages in public awareness campaigns to educate individuals about urologic conditions, risk factors, and treatment options. For example, the UCF created a cookbook that focused on healthy eating as it relates to urologic cancers.

To maximize its impact, the Urology Care Foundation actively seeks collaborations and partnerships with other organizations and institutions. For example, by fostering relationships with industry partners and other Urology focused organizations, the workforce is able to expand its reach and resources. Collaborations enable the foundation to leverage shared expertise, access funding opportunities, and implement joint initiatives that benefit the urologic community.

The Urology Care Foundation demonstrates a strong capability in fundraising and managing grants to support its programs and initiatives. With the help of generous donors, the organization raises funds to advance urologic research, patient education, and humanitarian efforts. Through strategic planning and stewardship, it ensures that resources are allocated efficiently to maximize impact and achieve organizational goals.

Amongst all its programmatic goals, The Urology Care Foundation also works to support Urologic focused advocacy efforts. For instance, members and non-members of the American Urological Association can sign up to be a Urology Care Foundation Advocate through a web portal. Programs such as this, and t

RESEARCH:  
•Since 1975, the Foundation has supported more than 970 outstanding young scientists with more than $35 million in research funding dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating urologic conditions.
•In 2022, the UCF funded over $1.2 million in new research awards to 40 young early career investigators.
PATIENT EDUCATION
•UCF expanded its library to over 700 pieces, including translations in 11 languages, remaining the single largest library of urology-specific patient education in the world
• Welcomed more than 12 million page views with 90% new visitors to our website, UrologyHealth.org, resulting in nearly 106 thousand total patient education materials shared.
HUMANITARIAN
• UCF awarded Humanitarian grants to 7 individuals to provide direct urologic patient care to underserved communities both inside the United States and internationally.
• UCF awarded the Inaugural Health Equity Fellowship Award designed to train early career urologists passionate about humanitarian work within the United States so they may be effective in engaging with diverse communities, especially those most marginalized.

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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • 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

Financials

UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION INC, The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 UCF Independent Finanical Audit 2017 2017 UCF FORM 990 PUBLIC.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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

29.45

Average of 11.02 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

18.8

Average of 7.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13%

Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION INC, The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association

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 UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION INC, The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association’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 -$1,048,656 $1,226,221 $1,443,561 $1,782,506 -$2,026,582
As % of expenses -27.5% 34.1% 44.2% 60.2% -64.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,048,656 $1,226,221 $1,443,561 $1,782,506 -$2,026,582
As % of expenses -27.5% 34.1% 44.2% 60.2% -64.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,404,517 $4,755,244 $7,388,577 $7,067,880 $9,488,144
Total revenue, % change over prior year -22.3% 8.0% 55.4% -4.3% 34.2%
Program services revenue 0.7% 0.2% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 47.7% 44.4% 27.9% 43.8% 21.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 45.2% 45.5% 42.8% 55.6% 24.6%
Other revenue 6.4% 9.9% 28.8% 0.0% 54.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,814,220 $3,596,137 $3,264,721 $2,958,653 $3,128,514
Total expenses, % change over prior year -13.6% -5.7% -9.2% -9.4% 5.7%
Personnel 26.8% 28.9% 33.7% 35.7% 33.8%
Professional fees 14.2% 10.4% 8.1% 6.0% 8.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 45.0% 48.0% 50.8% 55.1% 52.8%
All other expenses 13.9% 12.8% 7.4% 3.2% 5.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,814,220 $3,596,137 $3,264,721 $2,958,653 $3,128,514
One month of savings $317,852 $299,678 $272,060 $246,554 $260,710
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,132,072 $3,895,815 $3,536,781 $3,205,207 $3,389,224

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.0 7.8 12.2 19.1 18.8
Months of cash and investments 164.7 199.7 252.5 311.0 248.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 28.0 33.8 42.5 54.1 43.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,259,560 $2,324,273 $3,322,555 $4,714,193 $4,891,543
Investments $51,101,043 $57,524,378 $65,383,856 $71,969,489 $59,780,750
Receivables $241,295 $250,216 $176,915 $155,241 $289,914
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) 3.8% 1.5% 1.8% 0.7% 1.0%
Unrestricted net assets $8,896,377 $10,122,598 $11,566,159 $13,348,665 $11,322,083
Temporarily restricted net assets $7,445,706 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $34,254,258 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $41,699,964 $49,086,650 $56,048,579 $62,960,977 $53,010,159
Total net assets $50,596,341 $59,209,248 $67,614,738 $76,309,642 $64,332,242

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
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Michael Sheppard

Mr. Sheppard is a business professional with over 20 years of corporate leadership experience. As the CEO of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Executive Director of the Urology Care Foundation, he is responsible for AUA's three corporate entities. In his over 15 years with the AUA, Mr. Sheppard has held several executive level positions, including Director of Finance and Information Systems, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Director. Mr. Sheppard is also a retiree of the U.S. Naval Reserves Service. Mr. Sheppard received his MBA from Loyola College's Sellinger School and has numerous professional affiliations. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Association Executive. Mr. Sheppard is the recipient of several awards, including many military honors.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION INC, The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 10/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Dr. Harris Nagler

Northwell Health

Term: 2018 - 2024

Gopal Badlani, MD

Wakeforest Medical

Thomas Stringer, MD

University of Florida Health System

Sanford Siegel, MD

United Urology

Amar Sawhney, PhD

Incept, llc

Lynn Stothers, MD

UCLA Medical

Larry Lipshultz, MD

Baylor Medical

Arthur "Bud" Burnett, MD

John Hopkins Medicine

Brian McNeal, MD

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Jay Baitler

Retired Staples Executive

Ryan Drant

Questa Capital Group

Kathleen Reeves, PhD

Temple University

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 8/1/2023

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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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/14/2023

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Data
  • 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.

Contractors

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