EIN 39-0866681

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club (TOPS)

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TOPS’ mission is to support our members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly.
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TOPS is a parent organization to a group of 1,982 other organizations.
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Program areas at TOPS

Membership activities: Tops members meet weekly in thousands of local weight-loss support chapters across the united states and canada to weigh-in, learn ways to become healthier (through professionally prepared programs about nutrition, proper portion sizes, fitness, self-care, and behavior modification) and to support and recognize one another as they make healthy lifestyle changes together. Tops' goal is to ensure people are at their healthiest at every weight. This is accomplished through several member programs such as retreats, international recognition day, and recognition awards.
Field staff activities: Tops has nearly 440 field staff, all of whom are members and many of whom are volunteers. Tops has an agreement with these dedicated men and women to provide support and service to chapters in their local areas. They organize volunteer training sessions for leaders and chapter officers to help them continuously improve the experience the volunteers in their weight-loss and healthy lifestyle efforts. Tops headquarters makes available numerous tools for field staff support, including free retreats, best practices webinars, and the like.
Education activities: as an approved provider for support services funded by the centers for disease control and prevention, Tops continues to expand its joint efforts with local and state health departments to reach underserved, low-income communities through wisewoman and similar programs. Tops is cooperating with an independent researcher investigating the efficacy of our program in a targeted study of african-american breast cancer survivors funded over a multi-year grant from the national institutes of health. Tops continues its decades-long relationships with university reasearchers investigating the disease of obesity and its comorbidities.

Grants made by TOPS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)Genetic Research on Causes of Obesity$100,000

Personnel at TOPS

Richard DanfordPresident
Barbara CadyChairman / Director and Chair / Director / President$60,000
Gina BrueskeSecretary$23,150
Karen TinlinFirst Vice President$8,800
Richard DanforthPresident$97,923
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for TOPS

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$457,436
Program services$2,721,108
Investment income and dividends$519
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-8,975
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$158,372
Miscellaneous revenues$8,478
Total revenues$3,336,938

Form 990s for TOPS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-06-28990View PDF
2019-122020-11-19990View PDF
2018-122019-09-14990View PDF
2017-122018-09-12990View PDF
2016-122017-09-19990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 11, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
April 12, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
April 5, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,405,106 from Foundation for Tops Club
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General information
4575 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Metro area
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
Milwaukee County, WI
Website URL
(414) 482-4620
Facebook page
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
E03: Health Care Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
Parent of group exemption
Central organization
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