Children's Medical Research Inc.

aka Children's Health Foundation   |   Oklahoma City, OK   |  www.chfKids.com

Mission

Children's Health Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, research, educational and scientific purposes. CHF improves the health of children through its support of research, education and care at the Oklahoma Health Center.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Mrs. Kathy McCracken

Main address

1001 NW 63rd Street STE 210

Oklahoma City, OK 73116 USA

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Formerly known as

Children's Medical Research, Inc

EIN

73-1200262

NTEE code info

Pediatrics Research (H98)

Cancer (G30)

Cancer Research (H30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To enhance the quality of pediatric research and education in the state of Oklahoma through the recruitment and retention of nationally recognized physicians and scientists. To secure the financial viability of Children's Health Foundation and its mission through continued growth. To increase the visibility of Children's Health Foundation and its mission. Recruit and retain a high quality staff committed to the mission of Children's Health Foundation. Recruit and retain a proactive, visionary and mission-driven fundraising board.

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?

Fighting Cancer for Those Who Cannot

CANCER KILLS. CANCER CHANGES LIVES. CANCER DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON AGE, GENDER,RACE, ETHNIC ORIGINS OR GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION. Each year in the United States alone approximately 16,000 children between birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer. Approximately 1 in 285 children living in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before they are 20 years old. Globally there are more than 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children living in the United States. Even though in the last 40 years the overall survival rate for children battling cancer has increased from 10 percent to almost 90 percent today, still 12 percent of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive. Some important facts about childhood cancer are that: (1) cancer kills children more than any other disease, (2) three out of four childhood cancer survivors have long-term chronic illness as a result of their cancer, (3) childhood cancer is seriously underfunded – only 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is directed to pediatric research, (4) research and development for adult cancer in the pharmaceutical industry equals 60 percent and for childhood cancer it equals less than 1 percent, forcing doctors to use outdated drugs and (5) childhood cancer cannot be prevented unlike many adult cancers. The Foundation’s priority is to ensure that these incredibly heroic, strong and precious children have the best doctors and care available to them near their homes, families, friends and community supports. Funds raised will go directly to research seeking to find cures, treatments, equipment and medication to fight cancer.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

Development of testing and vaccines for the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Two Children's Hospital Foundation Endowed Chair holders, Dr. Robert Welliver is actively involved in the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development and Dr. Paul Darden and others are participating in a clinical trial to enroll pediatric patients with COVID-19 into a national study.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity-7years 2020

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals 1984

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 research studies funded

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

Fighting Cancer for Those Who Cannot

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of endowments

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. Increase funding to $10M

1. Establish CHF culture and implement Employee Engagement Plans
2. Human Infrastructure investment
3. Increase Special Events
4. Secure 4 University Programs
5. Secure 3 High School Programs
6. Secure 12 Elementary School Programs
7. Increase local corporate sponsors by 3
8. Adolescent Medicine Funding
9. Development Plan

Employ adequate staff and recruit volunteers, develop staff organizational charts, job descriptions and evaluations to accomplish goals and objectives to increase funds raised with a goal of 12 asks per year and to increase funds by 20% annually. Increase unrestricted fund raising 10% annually including Special Events, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Campaign and Annual Fund.

Implemented a strong Strategic Plan.
Established small endowed programs, fellowships, research funding for Child Abuse Program, Eating Disorders, Infectious Disease, Genetics, Autism, Epilepsy and Cardiac Surgery.

Continue with the Strategic Plan to accomplish our goals.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children ages newborn to 26 years of age in all 77 counties in Oklahoma.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, Social Media,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Children's Medical Research Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ross Plourde

Community Leader

Term: 2021 - 2023

Jeanetta Dobson

Hossein Farzaneh

Home Creations

John Kennedy

Irish Realty

Joe Lewallen

McAfee & Taft

Kathy McCracken

CHF Exectuive Director

Jenny Love Meyer

Love's Travel Shop and Country Stores

Chris Meyers

Ross Plourde

McAfee & Taft

Leslie Rainbolt

Drew Neville

Hartzog, Conger, Cason & Neville

Susan Porter

Sean Trauschke

CEO of OGE Energy Co

Al Warren

Amerifirst Financial

Vi Blalock

Laurie Givens

Danny Hilliard

Sue Homsey

Chay Kramer

Robert Hefner

Randy Kamp

Justin Naifeh

Marisa Records

Chad Dayton

MidFirst Bank

Amy Douglas

Attorney

Lisa Talley

Trent Tipple

OU Department of Pediatrics

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 11/9/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/26/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.