About Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer, Inc.
Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer, Inc.
Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer, Inc. (HACAC) is a nonprofit organization founded in September 2005, operating as a designated fund under the Community Foundation of the Hermann Area, affiliated with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. This affiliation grants them 501(c)-3 nonprofit status, enabling them to engage in activities focused on supporting cancer patients and families in the Hermann Area. Entirely volunteer-driven, HACAC's mission is to provide essential local resources, primarily addressing unmet needs within the community. The organization is governed by a dedicated nine-member Crusade Against Cancer Review Council, who oversee its operations and funding distribution.
All funds raised by the Crusade Against Cancer Organizing Committee are managed through the HACACF fund, with distribution decisions made by the Council after careful review and authorization. To ensure transparency and compliance, the Council follows strict protocols, verifying that applicants meet the criteria for funding and safeguarding patient privacy. Disbursements require thorough documentation of expenses or anticipated costs. While priority is given to direct payments to vendors, some funds may be allocated to individuals under specific circumstances. Notably, certain expenses like ATM fees and health insurance premiums are ineligible for disbursement. All financial transactions are subject to rigorous accounting procedures and monitoring by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer Review Council, ensuring the responsible handling of funds.