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Joe Andruzzi Foundation Inc.

 49 Plain Street, Suite 500
 North Attleboro, MA 02760
[P] (508) 2610630
[F] (508) 2610631
[email protected]
Laura Dunn
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EIN 26-2017043

LAST UPDATED: 11/27/2017
Organization DBA Joe Andruzzi Foundation
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

Mission Statement

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $2,502,000.00
Projected Expense $2,584,198.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Financial Assistance Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

Background Statement

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, founded in 2008, is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most, as well as funding pediatric brain cancer research. Joe Andruzzi, a former three-time Super Bowl winning offensive guard with the New England Patriots, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2007 and was treated at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Disease-free less than a year later, Joe dedicated his life to supporting other cancer patients and funding life-saving research. The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is Joe and his wife Jen’s second philanthropic effort; in 2003, they started the C.J. Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital in memory of C.J. Buckley, a young man with an inoperable brain tumor who touched their hearts before losing his battle in 2002. The fund supports much-needed, innovative research into the molecular nature of pediatric brain tumors, novel treatment therapies and alternatives to multiple surgeries.

Impact Statement

2015 Accomplishments:

1. The Foundation’s Financial Assistance Program achieved the following major accomplishments due to an increasing demand for grants:

  • Increased Financial Assistance grants in 2015 by more than 13% in 2014.
  • Hired an additional employee to assist the Programs team with the Financial Assistance process.
  • Implemented MicroEdge “Gifts Online”, an online application system and database for the Financial Assistance Program.

2. Launched the Foundation's first Annual Fund in December 2015. The Foundation formed a committee of employees, Board members and experienced professionals to assist with the planning and launch of the Annual Fund.

3. Awarded 5 entries into the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon for the first time, which generated fundraising dollars and helped build awareness in a state where grants are funded and there is little Foundation presence.

4. The Foundation doubled its office space in December 2015 when it moved to a new location in North Attleboro, MA, which allowed it to be more efficient in the following ways:

  • Host Board and other committee meetings at the office due to a larger conference room.
  • Hold internal team meetings simultaneously with external meetings thanks to two conference rooms.
  • Eliminated storage expense due to ample space.

2016 Goals:

1. Increase Individual Giving donors with the Annual Fund that launched at the end of 2015 and create a development plan to support future growth in this area.

2. Financially assist over 6000 cancer patients and their families since the Foundation’s inception in 2008.

3. Exceed $10 million in total dollars raised since the Foundation’s inception in 2008 by hitting fundraising goals, which entails targeting current sponsors to increase their sponsorship level and finding new sponsors.

4. Increase employee benefits to make the Foundation more comparable to other nonprofits its size, increase marketability for new hires, and to, ultimately, ensure employee retention.

Needs Statement

2016 Needs:

1. There are two mutually beneficial needs for the Foundation. First, the Foundation needs an Annual Giving Manager and, second, the Foundation needs to increase its Individual Giving donor base to strengthen its sustainability. The Annual Giving Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, implementing the Annual Fund and related development plan, maintaining and building relationships with Individual Giving donors, and, ultimately, increasing the Individual Giving donor base.

2. The Foundation continues to need day-of-events and in-office volunteers, as well as, interns to help create amazing Special Events, support its Programs, and educate more people about the Foundation’s mission.

3. To protect the integrity of the information in our databases and maximize our efficiency, the Foundation needs to clean its constituent database by creating processes that support the clean-up and the future management of the data.

4. Continue pushing brand awareness throughout the Foundation’s serving areas, whether it’s through the Foundation’s own Marketing plan or partnering with other businesses who want to help expand its reach.

5. Three employees need new laptops to replace their inefficient and outdated ones.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement

“I know first-hand how much your daily routine changes during and following cancer treatment,” said Joe Andruzzi. “Please team up with me in helping others.”

Geographic Area Served

JAF provides financial assistance to cancer patients in New England.      

Organization Categories

  1. Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
  2. Medical Research - Cancer Research
  3. Health Care - Patient & Family Support

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Financial Assistance Program

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing financial and emotional assistance to the broad community of cancer patients and families. We aim to serve as many patients as possible, continually growing our giving to meet the immeasurable need. The Joe Andruzzi Foundation Financial Assistance Program provides grants up to $700 to cancer patients and their families battling cancer, allowing them to focus on treatment and recovery. The Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s Financial Assistance Program is designed to assist cancer patients and their families with basic household living expenses, for example: mortgage, rent, electricity, gas, oil, telephone, cable, or other similar expenses.
Budget  --
Category  Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Comprehensive Grantmaking
Population Served People/Families of People with Cancer
Program Short-Term Success  The immediate impact felt by the Foundation's grant recipients is relief from the burden of their bill(s) being paid so they can focus on their treatment. The Foundation hopes to continue to meet the demand of the applications received for Financial Assistance and ultimately continue to provide the financial relief for cancer patients.
Program Long-Term Success  The long-term success goal is to expand Financial Assistance funding to cancer patients and their families in the Northeast Region.
Program Success Monitored By 
The Foundation completed a strategic business plan with a third party who helped research and develop certain measurements that highlight weaknesses and strengths. The Foundation also sends annual surveys to financial assistance recipients and to the patients' social workers to get feedback on the program itself.
Examples of Program Success  "I can honestly say, many of our patients would be lost without the generous service you provide. I feel so
grateful that you do what you do. Your resource strengthens our patients and is invaluable. Many of our
patients come to us at a very emotionally fragile and stressful time in their lives. They have been diagnosed
with a very scary disease (sometimes fatal) and have so many concerns, including “How will I handle
treatment? What will happen to me (side effects, prognosis)? How will my family cope if I pass away? “I am
trying to be strong (for my family).” “How will I work while I go through treatment?” “I do not have any
benefits at work to assist financially if I do not work.” The relief that they express when they learn about the
potential assistance they could receive from foundations, such as the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, is palpable.
Often, hearing that there is “a light at the end of the tunnel” provides solace in knowing that people and
organizations are here for them is what they truly need at such a difficult time."
Kelly Sheehan, LICSW
St. Anne’s Hudner Oncology Center

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mrs Jennifer Andruzzi
CEO Term Start May 2008
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
-- -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mrs. Erin Chatham Vice President of Finance and Operations --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
-- --
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --



CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 9
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 75
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 10
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Employment Practices Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
General Property Coverage
Commercial General Liability
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually


Board Chair Mrs. Jennifer Andruzzi
Board Chair Company Affiliation Co-Founder and Executive Director, Joe Andruzzi Foundation
Board Chair Term Apr 2017 - Apr 2020
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Ronny Mosston
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation V.P., Human Resources, X4 Pharmaceuticals
Board Co-Chair Term Apr 2014 - Apr 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Jennifer Andruzzi Executive Director, Joe Andruzzi Foundation Voting
Mr. Joe Andruzzi Brewster Ambulance Service Voting
Mr. Carter Buckley President, CJ Buckley Sailing Foundation NonVoting
Dr. Lucy Buckley Pediatric Cardiologist, Boston Children's Hospital NonVoting
Mr. Mark Cummings Principal, Mark T. Cummings Consulting Services, LLC Voting
Mr. Joe DeStefano President, ROI Communications Voting
Mrs. Anne Furey Owner, Placelift Anne Furey Interiors Voting
Mrs. Susan Kaplan Board Member, Joe Andruzzi Foundation Voting
Mr. Tim Kelly CFO and Partner, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. Voting
Dr. Mark Kieran Dir. of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute NonVoting
Mr. Sahal Laher CIO, Brooks Brothers Voting
Mrs. Ronny Mosston OvaScience Voting
Mrs. Faith Weiner Sr. Director Community Relations, CVS Caremark Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $2,303,752 $2,147,153 $2,243,011
Total Expenses $2,144,390 $2,224,081 $2,000,648

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- $480,491 $466,415
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $2,303,192 $211,383 $77,829
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $560 $179 $555
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- $1,447,490 $1,681,779
Revenue In-Kind -- $7,610 $16,433
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,500,415 $1,585,859 $1,373,270
Administration Expense $117,255 $137,949 $100,640
Fundraising Expense $526,720 $500,273 $526,738
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 0.97 1.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses 70% 71% 69%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 23% 23% 24%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $1,279,486 $1,132,464 $1,200,338
Current Assets $1,257,975 $1,120,868 $1,188,737
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities $44,949 $57,289 $48,235
Total Net Assets $1,234,537 $1,075,175 $1,152,103

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 27.99 19.57 24.64

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials. Breakdown of revenue is per the nonprofit.


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