Health—General & Rehabilitative

Community Health Charities

  • Alexandria, VA
  • http://www.healthcharities.org

Mission Statement

To unite caring donors in the workplace with our nation's most trusted health charities.

Main Programs

  1. Raising Awareness & Funds
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

With professional staff located in markets across the country and a network of nearly 2,000 of the nation's most trusted health charities, Community Health Charities connects caring givers with charities that are making a difference. Whether national or local, large or small, more than 1,600 workplaces currently partner with Community Health Charities to offer these unique giving opportunities to their employees.

ruling year

1985

President & CEO since 2006

Self-reported

Mr. Thomas G. Bognanno

Keywords

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health, charities, workplace giving, employee giving, employee engagement, research, services, treatments, giving campaigns, giving programs, payroll deduction, causes, health causes, health issues

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Also Known As

Community Health Charities of America

EIN

13-6167225

 Number

5531764339

Physical Address

1199 North Fairfax Street #600

Alexandria, VA 22314

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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At Community Health Charities, we are united around a common goal: connecting people who care with health causes that matter. For almost 60 years, we have helped millions of people make a meaningful difference through both public and private sector workplace giving opportunities. Today, we connect more than 1,600 workplaces and 17 million employees to the programs and services of the nation's most trusted health charities. Our network of nearly 2,000 fully-vetted charities continues to represent the very best our nation has to offer. In the past five years, we have distributed more than $400 million to help advance their missions and create healthier communities.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Raising Awareness & Funds

Community Health Charities raises awareness and funds for our member charities who are the most trusted, effective organization in the country working on pressing health issues. Community Health Charities does this through workplace campaigns that engage employees, public relations/public awareness campaigns and strategic partnerships.

Community Health Charities also provides High Impact Funds in the workplace or direct to the general public. These funds include Zika, Hero’s Health, Drive for the Cure, Hurricane Matthew, East Bay Breast Cancer Fund, Tribal Health
and more.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    At Community Health Charities, we envision a world where people who care about health can easily connect with the most trusted health charities. For almost 60 years, Community Health Charities has helped millions of people make a difference with health causes that matter through both public and private sector workplace giving opportunities. Whether they need services and support for themselves, for a loved one or simply want to make a meaningful difference in their community, Community Health Charities helps businesses, employees and donors make a direct impact on their own health and the health of others.

    Our network of nearly 2,000 charities are society's primary change makers for better health. They are on the frontlines of many battles as champions, advocates and problem-solvers. Millions of people are counting on them to find cures and save lives. Community Health Charities serves as an enabler, connector and supporter for all of these charities, as we collaborate and partner in many different ways to raise awareness and resources for health. We are united around a common mission: making it as easy as possible to connect people who care with health causes that matter.

    This mission is more important than ever. Children fighting cancer need our help. More Americans are suffering reduced quality of life due to long-term health challenges. As our population ages, Alzheimer's is rising as a major concern. More than 78 million Americans suffer from obesity. Mental health issues and stress are taking a larger toll. Our member charities will need continued support to pioneer critical breakthroughs in health.

    As Community Health Charities continues to grow and evolve, our goal will continue to be empowering people who care to support the health causes they care about. Working together, we can improve health and well-being for all of us.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Most Americans spend as much of their time awake at their places of employment as they do in their homes. For employees, workplace giving and engagement is a significant benefit and a way to connect with causes that matter. For employers, workplace giving allows organizations to enhance their social responsibility strategy and emphasize employee engagement and overall health and wellness. For these reasons, traditional workplace giving opportunities will continue to be the core of our approach to empowering people who care. But as the landscape for giving and commerce progresses, we are changing with the times as well.

    Today, Community Health Charities makes it easier than ever for people to support the causes they care about. We are creating giving opportunities that allow individuals to make one gift that supports multiple charities, all focused on the same cause. In 2016, we launched new High Impact Funds that address specific health issues and challenges, including children's health, women's health, veterans' health and more. We are committed to researching and vetting the very best health and wellness organizations for maximum impact. We raise awareness of the issues and provide resources and tools. We offer volunteer opportunities and ways to engage employees and individuals beyond giving. We also are expanding the ways that caring people can give by enabling more online giving, peer-to-peer fundraising and a new donor-advised fund and mobile options in development.


    As we become more aware of a broader range of needs locally, globally and abroad, we are also working to elevate the importance and impact that health-related giving has on our communities. From the inclusion of global charities in our High Impact Funds to locally-based giving opportunities, we continue to find effective ways to help caring people, compassionate employers and our member charities achieve their goals and accomplish meaningful results.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Only two years ago, Community Health Charities operated as 38 different organizations across the United States. In this brief time, we have consolidated, reorganized and assembled a talented, more lean team to support health and wellness across the country.

    Today, we are well-positioned with the people and the infrastructure needed to meet our goals. Operating as a single national organization allows us to share services and increase our efficiency, while maintaining our deep local presence and community relationships. This integration provides more resources to local charities and offers new options for those who want to have an impact both locally and nationally. It also allows us to be in even closer connection with the needs and challenges of the communities where our caring givers live and work.

    Health is very personal. Therefore, we engage donors by connecting them with specific issues that are most important to them and their loved ones. By fully vetting every charity in our network, we can ensure donors that they are giving to the nation's most trusted health charities that are getting the biggest impact. Community Health Charities is deeply committed to assuring that our member charities are making the most significant difference in their focus areas. Our standards incorporate and exceed guidelines from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Guidestar and more.

    Across the country, our professional staff is prepared to connect caring givers with charities that are making a difference. Whether national or local, large or small, nearly 1,600 workplaces are already working with us to provide unique giving opportunities to their employees.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our national scope drives credibility and reach, and our community relationships drive sustainability. Donors value both, so we track outcomes both nationally and locally.

    Like most nonprofit organizations, we judge the progress we are making on a number of important critical factors – the most important of which are dollars raised and people served by our member charities. Over the past five years, Community Health Charities has distributed more than $400 million to our network of nearly 2,000 trusted health charities.

    Today, we connect more than 1,600 businesses and organizations and 17 million employees to their favorite health charities. We will continue to work to grow these numbers and raise even more funds for our member charities.

    We also remain dedicated to the highest ethical standards and to making our operations as transparent as possible. Every member charity must undergo an annual application and review process to ensure that donations are having the greatest possible impact.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Our primary purpose is to connect people who care, companies that want to empower their employees, and charities that are making a meaningful difference. As detailed above, Community Health Charities has already made many significant accomplishments toward this mission.

    Our consolidation to a single organization will allow us to accelerate productivity, donor engagement and revenue generation through more streamlined operations. We continue to be a critical source of revenue for our network of nearly 2,000 trusted health charities, distributing $400 million over the past five years. More than 1,600 businesses and organizations partner with us to enhance their employee engagement and corporate social responsibility efforts. Every year, millions of employees respond by giving generously to the health causes that are most important to them.

    But there is still much work to be done. Today's “workplace" is a more diverse environment than ever before. Remote employees, distributed locations and job sharing are among the many dynamics that are changing the traditional workplace environment. We are continuing to identify and create new giving opportunities that adapt to these changes and to new generations in the workplace to ensure every person is connected to important health causes. Ideally, every company that cares about health will partner with Community Health Charities to make the greatest possible impact.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

With professional staff located in markets across the country and a network of nearly 2,000 of the nation's most trusted health charities, Community Health Charities connects caring givers with charities that are making a difference. Whether national or local, large or small, more than 1,600 workplaces currently partner with Community Health Charities to offer these unique giving opportunities to their employees.

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Financials

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Community Health Charities

Leadership

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President & CEO

Mr. Thomas G. Bognanno

BIO

Thomas G. Bognanno has been the President and CEO of Community Health Charities since January 2006. Prior to that, Tom had a distinguished 20-year career with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), starting as Executive Director for the former ADA New Mexico and Missouri affiliates and Executive Vice President for the Texas affiliate. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the CEO in 1998 before moving into the role of Chief Field Officer in 2003. Prior to his years with ADA, he spent six years with the American Cancer Society.

Among his key accomplishments in his role as Chief Field Officer, Tom was instrumental in revitalizing the community level infrastructure of ADA and in bringing volunteer and staff development back as a priority for the organization. He was also one of the chief architects of the Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life partnership between the ADA, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

At Community Health Charities, Tom has been a catalyst for creating a new direction for the organization's nearly 2,000 member charities nationwide and its network of 50 market locations. Through the initial introduction of the Health Matters at Work portal in 2006, Community Health Charities has evolved into a full-service employee engagement delivery model under Tom's leadership. This model focuses on strengthening our community presence, improving brand awareness and in accessing, opening and servicing new workplace giving campaigns. Tom has also provided the leadership and vision that resulted in the consolidation of Community Health Charities into one corporate entity with the merger of the 36 separate affiliate associations in 2014. Currently, he is leading the effort to re-align Community Health Charities' strategic direction to optimize this expanded business model with a broader array of health and employee engagement products. The goal is to create strategic capability across all functions of Community Health Charities that will accelerate the ability to generate income for our member charities.

Residing in northern Virginia, Tom and his wife, Suzan, have been married for 34 years and raised three children.

STATEMENT FROM THE President & CEO

"Community Health Charities improves the lives of people affected by health challenges by uniting caring donors in the workplace with the nation's most trusted health charities. With more than 133 million Americans suffering from at least one-term health condition, the need for programs, services, research and support from these charities is greater than ever before.

As experts in the areas of workplace giving and employee engagement for nearly 60 years, Community Health Charities creates partnerships between our member charities and corporate partners who want their employees to have the opportunity to support the health causes that impact their family and their community. Every year, Community Health Charities connects more than 1,600 businesses and 17 million employees to their favorite health charities.

The nearly 2,000 health charities in our network represent the very best our nation has to offer. Community Health Charities fully vets each participating charity to ensure maximum impact and is dedicated to the highest ethical standards, earning the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance seal and complying with the National Health Council's Standards of Excellence. Community Health Charities continues to be one of the nation's most cost-effective organizations, keeping national overhead costs at just 8 percent. Employees and donors can give with confidence, knowing that their contributions will make a difference in the lives of others.

In addition to traditional workplace programs, our High Impact Causes give employees the opportunity to support the specific health causes they care about most. Each High Impact Cause is designed by the experts at Community Health Charities to bring together some of the most trusted health charities addressing a variety of aspects of a single health issue, allowing for a systems approach to tackling these challenges. From children's health to finding cures for the diseases that impact the most Americans, our High Impact Causes call attention to some of our nation's most critical health issues.

There is no silver bullet to address all of the health issues facing our country, but working together we can make a tremendous impact on the health of our families and our communities. Over the past five years, Community Health Charities has raised more than $400 million to support the missions of the nearly 2,000 health charities in our network. Please join us in our efforts to improve lives and make our nation's health the highest priority.
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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Kerry Finnegan

Mercer

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?