EIN 41-1200302

Gillette Children's Foundation

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The mission of Gillette Children's Hospital Foundation is to raise money, build awareness, and develop relationships for and otherwise supports Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.
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Gillette Children's Hospital Foundation

Program areas at Gillette Children's Foundation

Research: Gillette research activities concentrate on clinical applications devoted to finding effective medical interventions for disabling conditions and their related effects. Research at Gillette consists of fourteen emphasis areas, all of which seek to improve the lives of children who have disabilities and complex conditions. These areas include bone health, cerebral palsy, craniofacial, epilepsy, gait and motion analysis, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular disease, pain and comfort, Rett syndrome, spina bifida, spine, upper extremities and nursing research.During 2019, over 228 active studies were underway and 58 studies were published in peer-reviewed journals and manuscripts. Following are several examples of research studies and advancements:Gillette is working to understand how the social determinants of health impact the health of medically complex children. Research is underway to evaluate the prevalence of the social determinants of health in our patient population, to identify potential relationships between the social determinants of health and health outcomes, and to improve comprehensive care management to address disparities created by the social determinates of health. Gillette is a leader in pediatric rehab medicine. Work is underway to better measure motor control following a pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI), as current outcome measures of recovery of walking ability after a TBI are indirect and subjective. The goal of this study is to test the usefulness of an objective measure of dynamic motor control to assess recovery from a TBI. Gillette is a leader in the research and treatment a rare orthopedic condition called Legg-Calve-Perthes (LCP) disease. Investigators are currently working to develop a minimally invasive animal model of LCP to better understand the etiology of this disease which will lead to work on prevention of the sequelae and impact on individuals who present with LCP. Ongoing clinical and pre-clinical studies have prognostic, diagnostic, and therapeutic implications for treatment of LCP. Gillette research teams are working to understand the impact of virtual reality as an adjunct to pediatric cast removal. Virtual reality has the potential to distract children during cast removal through suppression of both auditory and visual aspects of the procedure. The primary objective of this work is to decrease the pain experience during what can feel like an invasive procedure for children.
Capital: The Foundation raises funds to support Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare's mission of providing specialized health care for children and adults who have complex and rare medical conditions. The Foundation's support allows Gillette to further its vision of helping patients realize their full potential. This includes raising contributions for improvements to capital assets of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, which ensures modern, efficient and effective technology and resources are available to serve our patients.During 2019, Gillette transferred funds for capital projects related to various projects such as Mobile CT imaging and support for Gillette's Pediatric Spine Institute, including capital investments in technology such as EOS and LessRay imaging systems, and a 3-D robot carver.
Patient Care: The Foundation raises money to support activities related to the Gillette mission. This includes offering financial aid to patients based on need, whether or not they have health insurance, and offering charity care to patients who are financially unable to pay all or part of their medical bills. Gillette evaluates each situation based on a patient's income, assets and other resources, and the hospital assists with establishing manageable payment plans (including co-pays and co-insurance). For people without insurance, Gillette charges for care in accordance with the 501(r) guidelines.If patients inform Gillette that they will have a difficult time meeting their financial obligations, Gillette helps patients in their efforts to qualify for public assistance or the Gillette charity care program. Income eligibility for the program is based on national poverty guidelines. Gillette will never turn away a family due to an inability to pay for treatment. The Foundation also provides grants to support startup and expansion for new and/or strategic patient care initiatives. This includes areas such as the Gillette Pediatric Spine Institute, which advances the care of children with spine conditions, including scoliosis. This initiative centers around three pillars: (1) excellence in clinical care and outcomes, (2) research that investigates long-term outcomes, care innovation, and knowledge translation, and (3) education of future experts in spine care.Additionally, funds raised by the Foundation support areas of Gillette operations that are unreimbursed or under-reimbursed. For example, Gillette operates outreach clinics in communities in greater (largely rural) Minnesota. However, in providing these services, Gillette incurs losses. Gillette outreach clinics offer appointments with doctors, nurse practitioners, and seating and adaptive equipment specialists. Outreach clinics also help with care coordination and education for community providers in the specialized needs of Gillette patients living in their communities. Similarly, Gillette provides a variety of services to patients through our Child and Family Services area that are unreimbursed or under-reimbursed. Child life specialists, for example, help children and families prepare for and cope with hospital stays and medical procedures. Social workers provide emotional support and help with practical concerns for families of children who have disabilities, such as ordering medical equipment and finding transportation or other resources.

Form 990s for Gillette Children's Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-23990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-02-17990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Gillette Children's Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Richard M Schulze Family FoundationHealth$600,000
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...and 20 more grants received

Grants made by Gillette Children's Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Gillette Children's Specialty HealthcareGeneral Support$4,821,288

Financials for Gillette Children's Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,731,642
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$909,046
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$27,352
Net income from fundraising events$-91,145
Net income from gaming activities$8,465
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$6,585,360

Personnel at Gillette Children's Foundation

Barbara JoersChief Executive Officer, President$0
Karen BrillVice President of Patient Care, Chief Nursing Officer
Patrick NolanVice President for Finance and Revenue
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Institutional Advancement$14,733
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Performance and Information Management
...and 9 more key personnel

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200 University Avenue East
St Paul, MN 55101
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Website URL
(651) 229-1726
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G11: Voluntary Health Associations and Medical Disciplines Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
622: Hospitals
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