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PKD Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
February 2019

Top-Rated Charity
B+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
69%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$11
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

PKD Foundation
1001 E 101st Terrace
Suite 220
Kansas City, MO 64131

Other Names

Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.pkdcure.org

Stated Mission

To promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and improve the lives of all it affects.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

Program Percentage: 69%

The percentage of PKD Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$7,600,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $11

How many dollars PKD Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$13,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

PKD Foundation's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
70% $10
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
PKD Foundation IRS Form 990 43-1266906
PKD Foundation Audited Financial Statements 43-1266906
Entity: PKD Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 43-1266906
Entity: PKD Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 43-1266906

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
PKD Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
 
PKD Foundation
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 David Baron Chief Scientific Officer $245,364
2 Andrew Betts CEO $241,597
3 Kenneth McLaughlin COO $136,583
1
Name: David Baron
Title: Chief Scientific Officer
Compensation: $245,364
2
Name: Andrew Betts
Title: CEO
Compensation: $241,597
3
Name: Kenneth McLaughlin
Title: COO
Compensation: $136,583

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to the PKD Foundation audited Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets for the year ended June 30, 2018, the Foundation reports receiving gifts-in-kind on which it placed a total value of $562,974.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]
According to the PKD Foundation audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 15, Concentrations):

"... Approximately 15% of the Foundation's revenues at June 30, 2018 was from one donor."
According to the PKD Foundation audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 13, Contractual Services):

"The Foundation contracted with ADP Totalsource, Inc. (ADP) in a client service agreement effective August 1, 2014 to engage in a co-employment relationship with the Foundation. ADP provides personnel management services to the Foundation's employees including payment of salaries, wages, payroll taxes, employee benefits, and procurement of workers' compensation insurance, and administration of claims. The Foundation paid $2,681,525 and $2,589,959 including salaries, benefits, and services to ADP for the year ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively."

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