Better Business Bureau Report for
The Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, Inc.
Address: 4807 Rockside Rd., Ste. 380
  Cleveland, OH 44131
Phone: 216-834-0051
Web Address:
Also known as:Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1955, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To enhance the quality of life for people with bleeding disorders and their families, through advocacy, education, research and other constituency services.

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Evaluation Conclusions


The Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. (NOHF) does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

In addition, the BBB of Cleveland requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s annual report and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following Standard for Charity Accountability: 16.
The Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. (NOHF) meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Education Peer Support Social Support Summer Camp Counseling Advocacy

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, NOHF's program expenses were:

NOHF Programs 329,818
Total Program Expenses: $329,818
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Chief Executive : Tanya Ricchi, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Michelle Zawadski
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 4

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $403,103, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on NOHF's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Sponsorships 174,631
Fundraising and special events 113,968
Grants, gifts, bequests 85,746
United Way 25,553
Other 5,377
Memberships 3,205
Investment income -5,770
Total Income $402,710


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $402,710
Program expenses $329,818
Fund raising expenses 21,685
Administrative expenses 43,718
Total expenses $395,221
Income in Excess of Expenses 7,489
Beginning net assets 350,935
Ending net assets 358,424
Total liabilities 56,970
Total assets $415,394

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