Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

We Transform Lives of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

aka Weingarten Children's Center   |   Redwood City, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

EIN: 94-1706320


Our mission is: Transform lives of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, teaching them to listen, speak and learn through: • proven spoken language and cognitive development curriculum • family-centered education • innovative technology

Ruling year info


Executive Director

William Doyle

Main address

3518 Jefferson Ave

Redwood City, CA 94062 USA

Show more contact info



Subject area info

Special needs education

Speech and hearing rehabilitation

Population served info

Infants and toddlers


Children and youth

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

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 California Department of Education (2017), of the 17,000 children diagnosed with hearing loss each year in California, 15,000 of them do not have access to the intensive, specialized services required to help them reach their highest potential. Babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing require special specialized services and programs, including individual speech therapy and acoustically appropriate classrooms to listen and acquire spoken language, Foundation for Hearing Research/Weingarten Children's Center is teaching children with hearing loss to listen and speak for over 55 years.

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?

Parent Infant Program

Provides one-on-one and one-on-several in-person training of parents of newborns to 18 month-olds who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program leader provides counsel, demonstration, training, and reassurance to parents who have recently learned that their baby is deaf or hard of hearing.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

A small group program for children 18 months up to 3 years of age. Emphasis is on listening and spoken language development through a cognitive based curriculum and parent participation.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Daily small group thematic instruction for children 4-5 years of age that focuses on listening and spoken language as well as pre-academic skills needed to prepare children for Kindergarten. Preschool and Pre-K students must enroll at WCC at minimum of 3 days per week.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Prekindergarten and Kindergarten integrate all elements of the curriculum to ensure that graduates have the auditory, language, social, and cognitive abilities to succeed in mainstream education programs. Data that FHR gathers shows that its graduates perform well in their mainstream school programs.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

An afternoon, large group mainstream preparation program available to preschool, Pre-k and kindergarten students who are ready for a longer day. This afternoon program creates increased opportunities for social interaction and learning to listen in a larger group setting.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Comprehensive speech-language screening, evaluation and therapy services. Students enrolled in class at WCC will receive pull out therapy. Children who are not enrolled in class at WCC can access speech-language services at our Center on an as needed basis.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

A fun and structured “Summer Camp” experience that includes social interaction opportunities, individual therapy, and classroom participation for all students. Typically developing siblings and peers are invited to participate as well. Often we offer a one week alumni camp during the Extended School Year Program.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Developed in collaboration with Stanford School of Medicine, the BabyTalk program provides teletherapy for families of children with hearing loss from birth to 3 years of age. Family receives individualized, interactive and engaging family centered teletherapy in their own home.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

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 children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

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

Prekindergarten/Kindergarten Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of children who matriculate to mainstream kindergarten or first grade classes.

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.

Foundation for Hearing Research is a model of excellence in providing Listening and Spoken Language services. Our goal is to provide comprehensive services to babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and teach them to listen and talk. We prepare our students at an early age to build their creative and critical thinking skills which are essential for effective communication. We want to ensure that children with hearing loss can can keep up the pace with their hearing peers and transition into the mainstream educational program .

Instruction at Weingarten Children's Center is distinctive for its emphasis on cognitive development where spoken language is developed through higher order thinking skills. Dedicated teachers who developed and constantly improve our innovative curriculum that not only aligns with State Standards, but also encourages children to develop thinking and problem solving skills at an early age.

We employ experienced, expert Teachers of the Deaf, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialists and Speech Language Pathologists who use our comprehensive, specialized curriculum and advanced technology to teach children spoken language along with coaching parents on how to apply these method throughout the waking our ours of their child's life. Each morning begins with staff and families together with music enrichment that dramatically improves language development, speech perception, and early reading skills. Highly skilled speech-language pathologists who meet daily with students individually and partner with parents to develop clearly understood speech and language through highly motivating lessons. Talented on-site clinical audiologist who monitors on a day-to-day basis each child’s hearing and technology devices to ensure they are hearing the best they can. Innovative occupational therapist who prepares our students to learn by working to integrate the child’s sensory and motor systems; their core cognitive skills. Our on-site Audiologist collaborates with the child's teaching team and monitors hearing devices for our students.

We have developed a highly effective curriculum, successfully trained children with hearing loss for 55 years in listening and spoken language and implemented the only tele-therapy program in California, BabyTalk. Next we ill extend our reach to undeserved population and develop technology to deliver our program to more children.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To demonstrate program results

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?


Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 Audited FS 2022 2021 Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc.
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2.22 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Foundation for Hearing Research 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.

Created in partnership with

Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $634,158 $434,552 $521,873 $874,539 -$156,034
As % of expenses 33.8% 18.8% 20.3% 33.5% -5.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $546,310 $347,777 $430,539 $788,708 -$242,991
As % of expenses 27.8% 14.5% 16.2% 29.3% -8.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,062,876 $2,899,764 $3,125,361 $3,933,672 $7,927,971
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.9% 40.6% 7.8% 25.9% 101.5%
Program services revenue 55.9% 62.7% 61.3% 42.9% 24.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.7% 1.3% 0.5% 2.7% 1.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.4% 0.3%
All other grants and contributions 42.8% 36.0% 37.6% 45.8% 73.4%
Other revenue 0.7% 0.0% 0.7% 0.2% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,875,102 $2,310,417 $2,573,815 $2,609,904 $2,896,495
Total expenses, % change over prior year -9.4% 23.2% 11.4% 1.4% 11.0%
Personnel 80.7% 77.8% 77.1% 81.1% 76.2%
Professional fees 8.2% 8.2% 6.0% 5.7% 7.6%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 2.1% 1.5% 1.2% 1.3% 0.9%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 0.5% 3.2%
All other expenses 8.9% 12.5% 12.5% 11.5% 12.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,962,950 $2,397,192 $2,665,149 $2,695,735 $2,983,452
One month of savings $156,259 $192,535 $214,485 $217,492 $241,375
Debt principal payment $401,482 $21,605 $0 $352,653 $36,684
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,520,691 $2,611,332 $2,879,634 $3,265,880 $3,261,511

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.9 5.3 4.2 2.8 23.7
Months of cash and investments 3.9 5.9 8.9 12.0 30.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.8 5.8 7.4 11.2 9.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $603,492 $1,027,194 $898,148 $617,497 $5,716,778
Investments $0 $100,619 $1,014,580 $2,003,089 $1,652,482
Receivables $444,277 $527,312 $523,125 $1,065,225 $809,861
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,815,962 $3,851,869 $3,890,060 $3,890,060 $3,607,334
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 43.1% 45.0% 46.9% 49.1% 46.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 23.8% 21.8% 24.3% 13.0% 7.1%
Unrestricted net assets $2,152,886 $2,500,663 $2,931,202 $3,719,910 $3,476,919
Temporarily restricted net assets $317,780 $472,522 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $317,780 $472,522 $494,181 $1,234,835 $5,944,378
Total net assets $2,470,666 $2,973,185 $3,425,383 $4,954,745 $9,421,297

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

William Doyle

Bill brings private sector career experience focused on building strong organizations by combining operating management, strategy, and capital. He has managed organizations, served on boards of directors of for-profit and non-profit entities, raised equity and debt capital as fund manager and investment banker, and provided strategic and operating advice as consultant. He holds a B.S.E. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Bill works with WCC and its strategic partners to strengthen, finance, and deliver highly effective early intervention and truly significant impact for children with hearing loss, wherever they may live and whatever their circumstances.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of officer and director compensation data for this organization

Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of highest paid employee data for this organization

Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Gianpaolo Callioni

Accenture, Inc.

Nikolas Blevins

Gianpaolo (GP) Callioni

Renee Schwall

Linda Paulson

David Creemer

Josh Golomb

Mike Wolff

Katharina Breme

Andy Ludwick

Scott Ransenberg

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/18/2022

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


No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data