According to the report, in 2013, the Meso Foundation spent 86 cents of every dollar on programs versus 14 cents on fundraising and administration.
“The Meso Foundation strives to keep costs to a minimum,” wrote the Foundation’s chief executive officer, Melinda Kotzian.
“As a result of the Foundation’s fiscal responsibility, we have been recognized as a four-star charity through Charity Navigator, named an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau, and awarded the prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award for GreatNonprofits,” Ms. Kotzian added.
The Meso Foundation is also listed through the National Cancer Institute as a mesothelioma support service organization, an honor attributed only to a select number of national nonprofit organizations that fit very strict criteria.
In addition to education, support services for patients and their families, and advocacy for increased federal funding of mesothelioma research, the Meso Foundation lists its total research funding at $8.7 million, which to date has yielded 180 articles published in 83 scientific journals.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s 2013 Annual Report is available at curemeso.org/annualreports.