A Critical Purpose
Since it was founded in 1986, the Histiocytosis Association has worked efficiently and effectively to provide vital services for patients, families, physicians and scientists fighting histiocytic disorders. With the support of a small, highly dedicated staff and a corps of skilled volunteers, the Association is able to fund clinical trials and research initiatives, host national and regional conferences, and provide invaluable information to patients, their families and physicians.
It is important to note that because histiocytic disorders affect such a small percentage of the population, these diseases do not generate significant government-supported research. The Association must rely solely on contributions from corporations, foundations and individual donors to fund critical research, build awareness and implement essential outreach initiatives.
The Cycle of Service
The Histiocytosis Association is committed to getting the greatest possible benefit from every dollar donated and every effort undertaken. Our service model ensures that the Association’s programs and services are working in tandem – strategically building upon one another to support the search for a cure and the patients fighting these diseases today.
“The Cycle” illustrates how each aspect of our work leads to and sustains the next, creating a continuous succession of effective investment and reinvestment. Each of the five components in “The Cycle” is crucial to the success of the others and to the overall success of creating a world free of histiocytic disorders.
The Histiocytosis Association is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal Tax ID number 22-2827069.
The Association’s most recent financial statements and documents can be viewed by clicking on the following links:
2014 IRS Form 990
2014 Independent Financial Audit
Income and Expenses Overview
Based on the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2014
Sources of Income
Distribution of Expenses
Download the 2014 Annual Report
Previous Financial Statements
2013 IRS Form 990
2013 Independent Financial Audit
2012 IRS Form 990
2012 Independent Financial Audit
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