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Give with Confidence

We believe in transparency

For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation is proud of its financial integrity and commitment to stewardship using the financial resources entrusted to us by our community of family and friends. Each year, we undergo an audit as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Charitable Organizations. We are proud that 76 cents of every dollar is expended for our program. Further, over $500,000 of donated services are available to FPS each year, including complimentary office space, patient accommodations and significant professional services. We have a solid commitment to our donors to ensure their generosity is channeled directly to benefit those adult cancer patients and their loved ones traumatized by cancer.

Our most recent audit from the most recent FY ending June 30, 2023 can be found here, and our most recent 990 can be found here. Our expense ratio for the Fiscal year ending June 2023 is as follows: 76% program, 21% fundraising, and 3% management and general.If you’d like to see past audits, please click here. To view past 990’s, please click here.

We also invite prospective donors to visit our financial and program information available on Guide Star. We take our role as stewards of our donors’ treasures and talent very seriously, and hence, we carefully watch all expenditures made by the organization.  Lastly, we invite you to read our strategic plan, which outlines our goals through 2030.

Third Party Accreditation

For Pete’s Sake is proud of its accreditation under the Standards for Excellence® program.

As one of only 175 nonprofits nationwide of 1.1 million 501(c)(3) groups and the only nonprofit in Montgomery County, PA, with this recognition, FPS has been part of the program since 2005 and was reaccredited in the fall of 2020.  The Standards for Excellence is a national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations and to help all nonprofits meet these high benchmarks. Our team works hard to be transparent and operate with an established set of values in our endeavors.  Our efforts are manifested in the amazing outcomes we witness firsthand from the families we serve.

For Pete’s Sake is a platinum-level GuideStar Participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and efficient, effective management and stewardship.

For Pete’s Sake is a five-star charity on greatnonprofits.org, and we invite you to read firsthand the feedback we receive from families who benefit from our respite services.  This is our mission at work!

FPS has been awarded a perfect score by Charity Navigator, a feat accomplished by less than one-tenth of one percent of charities! This remarkable achievement is a testament to our unwavering commitment to being impactful, fiscally responsible, transparent, and adhering to the best practices in charitable work.


Donor Privacy Policy

All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers, the names of their beneficiaries, the amount of their gift, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation and its staff unless permission is obtained from the donor to release such information. Currently, the only permission given to us is a posting in the annual report both written and online. We collect and keep this data for our audits, and historical purposes to better communicate with our constituents.

Gifts and donations may be restricted by a donor for use in any specific service area, and/or for any stated For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation purpose or program and these requests must be honored.

For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation does not share its database with any other organization.  A Donor may at any time request that his/her name be removed from the mailing list or unsubscribe from our email list, and request for data to be removed.

Legal Compliance

To comply with state solicitation laws, FPS is registered as a nonprofit charity and the following states require this disclosure information.

The Official registration and financial information of For Pete’s Sake may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. FPS assures that its solicitations are free from undue influence or excessive pressure and are respectful of the needs and interests of donors and potential donors. All gifts are utilized with the intent of the donor. INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET HERE. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.


A copy of the current financial statement of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation is available by writing 620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 or calling 267-708-0510. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

A copy of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation’s latest annual report
may be obtained, upon request, from the organization (620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462) or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, New York,10271).