Better Business Bureau Report for
APS Foundation of America, Inc

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2014

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: APS Foundation of America, Inc
Address: PO Box 801
  La Crosse, WI 54602-0801
Phone: 608-782-2626
Web Address:
Also known as:APSFA
APS Foundation of America
APS Foundation
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2005, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Founded in 2005, the APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) in an effective and ethical manner.

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Evaluation Conclusions


APS Foundation of America, Inc does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 3: Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings - An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.

APS Foundation of America, Inc does not meet this Standard because:

  • The board of directors did not hold a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings in the past fiscal year.

Standard 8: Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

APS Foundation of America, Inc does not meet this Standard because:

  • According to the its IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, the organization spent $5,354 or 59% of its total expenses ($9,065) on program service activities.
APS Foundation of America, Inc meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our Goal Is: To offer understanding and support to individuals, family, friends, and care givers of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. To offer information about and education on Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. To support research regarding Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome by keeping the latest information available and referring people to such agencies who do research. To raise funds to provide information and education through public donations, grants, fundraisers, sponsorships, and bequests. To bring national focus to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome in the United States. The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the leading United States nonprofit health agency dedicated specifically to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS), the major cause of multiple miscarriages, thrombosis, and young strokes and heart attacks. We are a volunteer-run, community-based, non-profit organization.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, APS Foundation of America, Inc's program expenses were:

Information & Education 3,354
Support Research 2,000
Total Program Expenses: $5,354
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Chief Executive : NONE, NONE

Chair of the Board: Christina Pohlman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Public Health Educator

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 0

*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, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, awareness items
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $18,655, 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 APS Foundation of America, Inc's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 18,629
Other Revenue 26
Investment Income 20
Total Income $18,675


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 59%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 37% 

Total income $18,675
Program expenses $5,354
Fund raising expenses 355
Administrative expenses 3,356
Total expenses $9,065
Income in Excess of Expenses 9,610
Beginning net assets 27,334
Ending net assets 36,944
Total liabilities
Total assets $36,944

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