The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is one of the largest, if not the largest philanthropy focused solely on health. The foundation’s goal, through the use of grants, is “to improve the health and healthcare of all Americans.”
Given that people in the US (compared to other high income countries) have shorter lives, more heart disease, obesity, diabetes, lung disease, disabilities, HIV and AIDS, drug-related deaths, adolescent pregnancy, bad birth outcomes, and disabilities than nearly every single other country (as measured by the American Public Health Association) but spend more per capita (about $8,000 per person) than every other country in the world, is there any question the US needs to focus on health and reversing the current trends? But, the more potent question is this: Is the foundation making a difference – reversing the health trends in the US – with the more than $400 million in grants awarded annually and the $300 million the foundation spends annually to support, manage, and grow itself? Read more
The Hotel, Restaurant, Club Employees, and Bartenders Union known formerly as Unite Here Local 6 (Unite Here) is tax-exempt non-profit labor union representing employees in the hotel industry in the New York metropolitan area. A member of the New York Hotel Trades Council (NYHTC) and the New York City Central Trade Council, Unite Here operates out of the same office as NYHTC. And, the Business Manager of Unite Here – Peter Ward – is also the President of NYHTC (according to the 2019 Form 990). Read more
Recently, I read an article in the New Yorker called “Behind the Scenes at a Five-Star Hotel” that I highly recommend if you’re the least bit interested in the restaurant and hotel industry in New York City. Prior to Covid, most people didn’t think too much about hotels and restaurants beyond the location, cost, number of stars, and quality of the food and service. But Covid changed all that in that we pretty much stopped thinking about hotels and restaurants because we stopped traveling, going to events, and eating out. Read more
The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 6 – a trade organization to promote the interests of more than 1,000 “tax-paying” hospitals and health systems (that account for about 20% of US hospitals) in federal health policy making. Founded in 1966, FAH is based in Washington, DC. Read more
The Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) that operates out of a 50-acre tropical setting in West Palm Beach, Florida that provides educational and instructional services to teach individuals how to live and eat healthier.
With 7 voting members – five of whom appear to be related (since only 2 are independent) – Brian Clement, President, his wife, Anna Maria Clement (Vice President) Robert Clement, Anna Helena Birgitta Brand, Solomon Gabbay, Shula Gabbay, and Julia Loggins, the organization is not one that relies on donations but instead “tuition for services” which is the cost to attend HHI (which varies depending on the type of accommodations but generally costs about $500 per day to attend this health spa). Read more
The Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) that operates out of a 50-acre tropical setting in West Palm Beach, Florida that provides educational and instructional services to teach individuals how to live and eat healthier. Specifically, HHI has been operating since 1987 and focuses on “transforming and optimizing health” through a vegan diet that emphasizes the benefits of raw food. In other words, HHI is a health spa that doesn’t have to pay taxes on profits.
With 7 voting members – five of whom appear to be related (since only 2 are independent) – Brian Clement, President, his wife, Anna Maria Clement (Vice President) Robert Clement, Anna Helena Birgitta Brand, Solomon Gabbay, Shula Gabbay, and Julia Loggins, the organization is not one that relies on donations but instead “tuition for services” which is the cost to attend HHI. Read more
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is a tax-exempt, non-profit trade organization (for the insurance industry) based in Des Plaines, Illinois (although there are also seven regional offices throughout the US) . A 501 (c) 4, NICB was established to address insurance fraud and consequently works closely with law enforcement agencies.
NICB has 14 members in its governing body, all of whom are independent. However, due to timing differences, 19 members of the governing body are listed on the Form 990, 15 (79%) of whom are male while 4 (21%) are female. Read more
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is a tax-exempt, non-profit trade association (a 501 (c) 6, representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies in the US consumer technology industry. Based in Arlington, VA, CTA promotes the common business interests of members engaged with the manufacture, sale, and distribution of consumer technology products.
The governing board of CTA has 13 voting members, all of whom are independent. 14 directors are listed on the Form 990 (2018) of which 12 (86%) are male while 2 (14%) are female. Read more
Harvard Medical School – a part of Harvard University – operates in conjunction with eight teaching hospitals and other medical service providers in the Boston area (unlike most medical schools who are affiliated with a single hospital). One of the hospitals is the Beth Israeli Deaconess Medical Center which is often referred to as Beth Israel.
This post addresses the information reported on the Form 990 (2018 for the year ending September 30, 2019) by an entity known as Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc., (HMF Beth Israel) a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) that reported total revenue of $553 million in 2019, most of which came from two sources: patient and other medical services ($476 million) and research and training ($73 million). Read more
The American Red Cross (ARC) is one of the most recognized charities in the world. Based in Washington, DC, ARC works to “prevent and alleviate human suffering” by mobilizing employees and volunteers in emergencies and through the collection and sale of blood (ARC collects, tests, and distributes 40% of the nation’s blood to more than 2,500 hospitals).
ARC is governed by 15 voting members, 14 of whom are independent. The Form 990 (2018 for the year ending June 30, 2019) lists 17 board members (due to timing differences), of which 12 (71%) are male and 5 (29%) are female. Read more