Expense Categories

The graphs on the Finances page display summaries of of the information in CFFC’s financial records. The following explanations describe the various components of expenses.

Patient Benefits covers the range of expenditures for the direct benefit of CF patients. The Hospital Help Packet, which includes parking and food vouchers, is the primary delivery mechanism. This category also includes Clinic Baggies which provides a nutrition bar and, in the case of the pediatric clinic, a parking voucher. Scholarships paid from the Andrew Eve Memorial Scholarship Fund are also included in this category.

Information Support covers the programs designed to make information available to the CF community.  This category includes the costs associated with our annual education event, the operation of this web site and periodic events such as the showing of The Power of Two.

Emergency Support covers occasional grants to CF patients or their families to meet unanticipated costs that are beyond the individual’s financial means. Requests for emergency grants are most often submitted by the social workers associated with the CF Center.

Administration covers the expenses associated with the operation of CFFC such as post office box rent and annual filing fees. A significant portion of the cumulative total are the start up costs associated with incorporation and obtaining tax-exempt status.