Arthritis Foundation Inc.
PO Box 30415
Oklahoma City OK 73140
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Arthritis Foundation, Oklahoma Chapter
Mission Statement The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability. We champion the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections. In person and online, our Live Yes! Arthritis Network empowers people to connect with others and live their best life. By advancing research, advocacy and disease management support, the Arthritis Foundation helps you navigate the many challenges arthritis brings. The Live Yes! Arthritis Network makes it easy to make powerful connections that lead to real, meaningful change.
Contact Information
Contact Name Kris Falvo
Contact email kfalvo@arthritis.org
Address PO Box 30415
Oklahoma City, OK 73140
Phone (405) 4008704
County Oklahoma
Alternate Phone 405 2564518
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.arthritis.org/donate.php
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/af/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

Since our formation in 1948, we’ve had many amazing accomplishments—but we still have a long way to go. Every year, 10,000 people lose their lives to arthritis. Millions are hospitalized and countless others don’t have access to adequate care and life-changing treatments. Arthritis is still the number one cause of disability in America and we still don’t have a cure. The good news is that we are getting closer—funding breakthrough treatments and fighting for people on Capitol Hill. But, we need all the help we can get. Together, we are stronger than alone. Join us in this fight and become a Champion of Yes through our Live Yes! Arthritis Network.

 
There are many ways to donate and volunteer. If you go here: http://www.arthritis.org/donate.php you can:
 
Make an online donation
Sign up for monthly giving
Become a member
Add matching gifts
Contribute through a memorial or honor an individual
Contribute to an event like our Walk to Cure Arthritis
Inquire about wills, trusts and estate gifts and Board giving 
 
And if you go here: http://www.arthritis.org/get-involved/
you can learn about ways to volunteer and get involved such as:
 
Live Yes Connect Groups
Walk to Cure Arthritis
Jingle Bell Run
Bone Bash
Juvenile Arthritis Programs
Advocacy
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $5,900,000.00
Projected Expenses $4,700,000.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Arthritis Foundation, Oklahoma Chapter
Year Founded 1948
IRS Ruling Year 1978
State Registration Expiration Mar 2020
Statements
Mission The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability. We champion the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections. In person and online, our Live Yes! Arthritis Network empowers people to connect with others and live their best life. By advancing research, advocacy and disease management support, the Arthritis Foundation helps you navigate the many challenges arthritis brings. The Live Yes! Arthritis Network makes it easy to make powerful connections that lead to real, meaningful change.
Background
The Oklahoma Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation was founded in 1948.
Impact
Science
We were key to making biologics a reality, changing the trajectory of arthritis and setting the stage for more promising breakthroughs. Today, we’re helping grow new cartilage and creating an arthritis vaccine. Our work in OA alone will benefit over 30 million Americans. Engaging the world’s most creative minds, we’re accelerating the development of new treatments, committed to finding a cure. Track your own health with Live Yes! Insights while contributing to research that shapes the future of arthritis.
 
Advocacy
Our passionate army of over 150,000 everyday citizens is on top of the latest policy issues, making sure new laws get enacted to protect us all. Together, we’re breaking down barriers on state and federal levels — pursuing optimal care that makes treatments more affordable and less cumbersome. We’re also demanding more research dollars and helping close the gap in the rheumatologist shortage. Through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, we’re taking action to make a lasting difference.
 
Help & Support
Providing trusted information, powerful health tracking tools and numerous ways to connect with others, the Arthritis Foundation is your go-to place for managing arthritis. We educate, encourage and empower — through unique resources, both in person and online, when and where you need us. You’ll get personalized help and support in the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, at your fingertips and face to face.
 
Juvenile Arthritis
Since we began, the Arthritis Foundation has upheld our unwavering promise to assist families living with juvenile arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic conditions. Nearly 300,000 families in the U.S. deal with JA. We’ll help you find what you need through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network: Connections with other families who understand. Life-changing information and tips. And a caring community to help guide you along the way.
Needs

Our biggest need – apart from financial contributions that fund research for a cure and help for patients and their families – is for more volunteers to help us move the needle in the following areas:

Live Yes! Arthritis Network

Fundraising

Help & Support

State Advocacy

Juvenile Arthritis

Volunteer Development

Medical Advisors

We are looking for people to raise their hands and say YES, we want to help.

CEO/Executive Director Statement

Champion of Yes: Transforming Our Future

In 2014, the Arthritis Foundation underwent a major cultural transformation. It was a terrific year of transition, and a journey of growth that sowed the seeds for extraordinary results.

We put our stake in the ground as the Champion of Yes, built a strong foundation and clearly articulated our vision, priorities and a strategic plan of action. Building upon our rich legacy, we sharpened our focus and implemented a strategy that will have the greatest impact on the most people.

We renewed our determination to conquer arthritis by committing to key strategies that would best achieve our goals. The Arthritis Foundation came together as an organization – and today we are less internally focused and more relevant to people with arthritis.

We unveiled our new scientific research strategy and guiding principles for advocacy and access. We strengthened our identity and authority by preparing to roll out a new brand that better reflects our new culture – Champion of Yes. Many say we accomplished more last year than the previous 10 years combined. We’re proud of our rich history and eager to build on a legacy of achievement.

At the Arthritis Foundation, we’re more excited than ever to serve people with arthritis and their families. We’ll continue to drive an effective fundraising and development culture to fuel our very important mission and support a platform that charts a sustainable course for a bright future.

Thank you for your partnership.

Board Chair Statement

The Arthritis Foundation is laser-focused on three priority outcomes:

Empowering people to live better, with higher quality of life and less pain.

Expanding the continuum of care to drive the best possible patient outcomes.

Creating the next generation of diagnostic and treatment solutions; bringing them to market faster to get earlier, more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Canadian County
Central Oklahoma
Cleveland County
Edmond
Lincoln County
Midwest City/Del City
Moore
Mustang
Nichols Hills
Norman
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Shawnee
The Village
Yukon
Harrah
Choctaw
We serve all 77 counties in Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Health Care/Patient & Family Support
Tertiary Organizational Category Medical Research/Arthritis Research
Programs
Description
The Arthritis Foundation already is the pre-eminent source for research, advocacy, information, communication and support for people with arthritis. Our leadership has driven a wide range of successful initiatives with proven results. Building on those strengths, our goal now is to lead the cause and to reduce the number of people with arthritis-related activity limitations by 20 percent by 2030. And we’ve established a plan to make it happen. 
 
With an aging population and rising health care costs, the need to improve health outcomes has never been greater. But it is not enough to merely have a goal. We must have a multi-faceted plan to accomplish it. And we do. We are bringing together five impact objectives that collectively will change the course of a disease that dramatically impacts the lives of millions of people every day.
  1. Transforming Perceptions
  2. Transforming Accessibility
  3. Transforming Research
  4. Transforming Health Policy
  5. Eliminating Disparity
Strategy
Population Served General/Unspecified
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Arthritis hurts someone you know:

More than 50 million Americans (1 in 5 people) have been diagnosed with arthritis

Nearly 300,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by juvenile arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States

2/3 of those that suffer from arthritis are under the age of 65

Arthritis affects millions of Oklahomans:

Over 800,000 adults in our state have been diagnosed with arthritis

Another 444,000 have possible arthritis

3,500 children suffer from various forms of arthritis

In Oklahoma, $1.2 billion ($726 million in direct costs and $499 million in indirect costs) is expended to address the costs associated with arthritis.

No one is immune to this disease:

The term “arthritis” encompasses more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints, the surrounding tissues and other connective tissues. Arthritis can cause mild to severe pain in the joints, as well as joint tenderness and swelling.

Arthritis affects every racial and ethnic group including more than 34 million Caucasians, more than 4.6 million African-Americans and nearly 3.1 million Hispanics

People of all ages are at risk:

Arthritis affects women at a much higher rate than men. 60% of all people who have arthritis are female

Arthritis is the most common source of chronic pain that veterinarians treat

The cost to the economy is staggering. Each year, arthritis results in:

39 million physician visits

3 million visits to outpatient departments

172 million missed work days

$156 billion in costs of treatment, lost wages and other associated costs

But the cost to American families is even worse:

Arthritis is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes

Pain, fatigue, and inflammation can limit everyday activities, from simple tasks, like bathing and dressing, to the ability to maintain employment or live independently

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Kris Falvo
Start Date Dec 2019
Email kfalvo@arthritis.org
Experience


Senior Staff
NameTitle
Jennifer HaselCommunity Engagement Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2019
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In 2014, the Arthritis Foundation underwent a major cultural transformation. It was a terrific year of transition, and a journey of growth that sowed the seeds for extraordinary results. We put our stake in the ground as the Champion of Yes, built a strong foundation and clearly articulated our vision, priorities and a strategic plan of action. Building upon our rich legacy, we sharpened our focus and implemented a strategy that will have the greatest impact on the most people. We renewed our determination to conquer arthritis by committing to key strategies that would best achieve our goals. The Arthritis Foundation came together as an organization – and today we are less internally focused and more relevant to people with arthritis. We unveiled our new scientific research strategy and guiding principles for advocacy and access. We strengthened our identity and authority by preparing to roll out a new brand that better reflects our new culture – Champion of Yes. Many say we accomplished more last year than the previous 10 years combined. We’re proud of our rich history and eager to build on a legacy of achievement. At the Arthritis Foundation, we’re more excited than ever to serve people with arthritis and their families. We’ll continue to drive an effective fundraising and development culture to fuel our very important mission and support a platform that charts a sustainable course for a bright future. We’re proud to present a snapshot of those changes in this annual report – The Story of Yes – along with our financial summary, key highlights of the year and recognition of our generous donors, volunteers and sponsors. Thank you for your partnership.

Board Chair
Name Nick Samarripas
Company Affiliation Arvest
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2021
Email nsamarripas@arvest.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Stephanie ConradVoting
Tiffany CrawfordVoting
G.P. Johnson HightowerHightower PropertiesVoting
Matlock Jeffries MDOU MedicineVoting
Danielle McNeeseBoeingVoting
Ana Quintero MDOU Children's Medical CenterVoting
Julie RussellVoting
Nick SamarripasFirst Fidelity BankVoting
William Schnitz MDSchnitz RheumatologyVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 50 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Legislative
Scientific Advisory
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Volunteer
Youth
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

AF is always looking for more volunteers to help us move the needle in the following areas:

Fundraising

Help & Support

State Advocacy

Juvenile Arthritis

Volunteer Development

Medical Advisors

We are looking for people to raise their hands and say YES, we want to help.

Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $5,900,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $4,700,000
Financial Documents
Audit2018
Audit2017
Audit2016
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$67,711,357$90,430,025$163,878,365
Total Expenses$78,834,067$78,897,136$85,360,996
Revenue Less Expenses($11,122,710)$11,532,889$78,517,369
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Contributions$46,702,893$45,343,245$41,793,319
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
------
Government Contributions$132,821$186,486$643,632
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$132,821$186,486$643,632
Individual Contributions------
$892,168$999,997$1,108,948
$6,827,241$3,989,504$4,193,547
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,743,083$4,426,960$3,411,362
Unrealized Gain/Loss($10,510,144)$9,411,934$3,264,621
Membership Dues------
Special Events$19,002,491$19,287,427$20,495,063
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$3,920,804$6,784,472$88,967,873
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$61,357,939$59,682,284$65,259,415
Administration Expense$7,019,366$8,883,741$8,778,341
Fundraising Expense$10,456,762$10,331,111$11,323,240
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.861.151.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%76%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue22%23%27%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$175,798,470$187,448,846$174,521,717
Current Assets$16,044,623$19,216,408$16,044,623
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$28,115,456$28,643,122$27,248,882
Total Net Assets$147,683,014$158,805,724$147,272,835
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.570.670.59
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $46,702,893Contributions $45,343,245Contributions $41,793,319
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $19,002,491Special Events $19,287,427Special Events $20,495,063
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $3,920,804Realized & Unrealized Gain/(Loss) $9,411,934Earned Revenue $4,193,547
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
  
NOTE: Per Form 990/FY2016  Represents all of the Chartered Entities and the National Office.  In the "Other" revenue amount $88,967,873 includes $2,999,653 prior period adjustments and $79,859,593 Other Changes in net assets or fund balances explained in Schedule O.   
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address PO Box 30415
Oklahoma City, OK 73140
Primary Phone 405 4008704
Contact Email kfalvo@arthritis.org
Give with Credit Card https://www.arthritis.org/donate.php
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/af/
CEO/Executive Director Kris Falvo
Board Chair Nick Samarripas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Arvest