Mission: ACCF'S MISSION IS TO ASSIST ADULT CANCER PATIENTS IN THE METRO ATLANTA AREA THROUGH ASSISTANCE TO THOSE FINANCIALLY CHALLENGED BY CANCER; FUNDING FOR PROFESSIONAL AN ... (More)

Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2002, and donations are tax-deductible.

Is this your nonprofit? Access the Nonprofit Portal to submit data and download your rating toolkit.


Contact Information

  www.atlantacancercarefoundation.org

 5670 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY RD NO 110
Atlanta GA 30342-1699



...  ...  ...  ...  

Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 35% Finance & Accountability, 60% Impact & Results, and 5% Culture & Community


Learn about the Encompass Rating System: Overview | FAQ | Release Notes

Back to Top

...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc. is a passing score

This V4 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.



Back to Top

Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

This beta feature is currently viewable only on desktop or tablet screens. Check back later for updates.

Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

78.33%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

7/7 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Has Audit/Review

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.00%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

This beta feature is currently viewable only on desktop or tablet screens. Check back later for updates.

Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



MITZY SHARP FUTRO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$62,000


RICHARD CARTER MD, PRESIDENT

$0


SILPA REDDY MD, TREASURER

$0


JON BODAN, SECRETARY

$0


JAMES KELLY, DIRECTOR

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

We were unable to hold either of our two in-person fundraising events, resulting in a loss of more than $100,000 in anticipated revenue. To help offset this decrease, we applied for and were awarded a COVID-19 response grant. We also qualified for and accepted an EIDL loan to help ensure that our patient financial assistance program would be able to continue despite our fundraising challenges.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

The pandemic caused many of our referral partners to shift to remote work. It also meant that many of the patients we served were self-isolating and social-distancing; in many cases, they were not visiting their physician's office for non-essential check-ups. These two factors created obstacles to the application and documentation steps of our patient assistance process. We also saw an increased need for assistance among patients whose households lost income due to shelter-in-place orders, shutdowns, and voluntary isolation.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We modified our application process to utilize fillable forms and permit alternate signatures from other members of a patient's medical team if their treating oncologist was unavailable. Our Board of Directors authorized a change to our once-per-lifetime assistance limit, allowing us to provide assistance once per 12-month period; this made it possible for us to help patients whose situations had changed abruptly due to the pandemic. We applied for and received restricted grants from the government and other sources; while these funds could only be used to assist certain subsets of our applicants, they did help meet the increased needs our grantees faced. Our executive director shifted a significant amount of her efforts to the application, documentation, and compliance work required by these grants. We took one of our two fundraising events virtual, allowing us to raise a portion of the funds we had originally anticipated during our pre-pandemic budgeting process.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We saw that the modified application and certification processes that we put in place removed non-pandemic related barriers that patients sometimes faced, so we are maintaining those modifications. We are also leaving in place the "once per 12-month period" assistance limit.


...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

100

out of 100

Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc. is highly cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$370 provides $340 in financial assistance to a patient.


Do you work at Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc.? Join the waitlist for an updated Impact & Results score.


Back to Top

Impact & Results Report

100

of 100 points


This beta feature is currently viewable only on desktop or tablet screens. Check back later for updates.

Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Financial Assistance for Medical Conditions

Activities

The nonprofit provides financial assistance to patients with cancer.

Program Type

Financial Assistance for Patients with Medical Conditions

Beneficiaries Served

People with illnesses; People with cancer

Program Geography

Atlanta, GA

Time Period of Data

1/1/17 to 12/31/17


Learn how we assess the impact of nonprofits

Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.


Outcome Metric

Increase in income for a patient with medical conditions


Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.


Outcome data collected during the program. The nonprofit publicly reports data on the dollar value of all financial assistance provided to patients, which we use to calculate the additional income received.


Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).


We estimate the dollar amount of financial assistance attributable to the nonprofit by comparing the financial assistance given by the nonprofit to the financial assistance that would have been provided in the absence of the nonprofit (the "counterfactual"). In this case, we estimate the counterfactual to be zero based on two assumptions. First, we assume there is functionally no upper limit to the amount of cash transfers that continue to be valuable to patients as they are far from reaching the point of diminishing marginal returns, such that aid provided by one nonprofit does not displace aid provided by another. Second, we assume that nonprofits work independently and do not coordinate the provision of aid to the same patient. As a result, all aid provided by the nonprofit to patients with medical conditions can be directly attributable to the nonprofit.


Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.


Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.


Cost Calculation

$335,181 program costs + $0 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $335,181 total costs


Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Calculation

$335,181 total costs / 307,998 of financial assistance provided = roughly $400 provides $300 in financial assistance to a patient.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of financial assistance to patients programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Highly cost-effective

Nonprofit Comment

Before publishing, we ask every nonprofit we can to review our work, offer corrections and provide a comment.


This nonprofit did not provide a comment

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted in 2019 by ImpactMatters. An analyst searched the Form 990s, annual reports, audited financials and the website of the nonprofit to calculate impact and rate cost-effectiveness. A second analyst conducted quality control.

Additional Information

Unscored

This beta feature is currently viewable only on desktop or tablet screens. Check back later for updates.

Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$290,923

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


PROVIDED MONETARY ASSISTANCE TO 826 FINANCIALLY-CHALLENGED CANCER PATIENTS FOR LIVING EXPENSES, MEDICINE, AND MEDICAL BILLS.


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


Back to Top

Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


ACCF'S MISSION IS TO ASSIST ADULT CANCER PATIENTS IN THE METRO ATLANTA AREA THROUGH ASSISTANCE TO THOSE FINANCIALLY CHALLENGED BY CANCER; FUNDING FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC EDUCATION REGARDING CANCER-RELATED ISSUES; AND FUNDING FOR LOCALLY-BASED CANCER RESEARCH. OUR MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY IS PROVIDING MONETARY ASSISTANCE TO FINANCIALLY-CHALLENGED CANCER PATIENTS FOR LIVING EXPENSES, MEDICINE AND MEDICAL BILLS.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


A community where no cancer patient has to compromise their treatment or recovery because of financial burdens, or choose between following through with their prescribed course of treatment and basic financial needs.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Maximize opportunities to expand our outreach to patients, families, and friends whose connection to our mission make them potential donors.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Two: Increase engagement among members of the local oncology community to encourage both patient referrals and support of our Patient Financial Assistance Program.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Develop, refine and implement messaging and communications strategies to better communicate our impact to current and potential constituents (including clients, supporters, and partners).

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

The organization paid a portion of the tuition for our Executive Director to attend a four-day intensive program on increasing fundraising capacity. This investment allowed the ED to facilitate the development and implementation of our first formal fund development plan.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Staff participates in local networks focused on community health issues within our service area, as well as opportunities for sector-wide conversation presented by local convening organizations (such as the Community Foundation). Staff and board members present at conferences of oncology social workers (a key source of patient referrals) at the local, state and national level; a key board member serves as a leader of one such national organization. Staff and board regularly speak at community networking events, civic organizations, business networks, and private events; these speaking engagements include those focused on the organization's work and the issue of financial toxicity among cancer patients. The organization is working to increase its activity on social media, as well as its interaction with outside media organizations.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Of course, the most notable external changes in the last year were related to COVID-19. When many of the professionals who typically refer patients to us shifted to working off-site, we modified our application process to utilize fillable forms and permit alternate signatures from other members of a patient's medical team if their treating oncologist was unavailable. When we saw an increase in the number of patients facing unexpected and dramatic changes in their financial situations because of the pandemic, our Board of Directors authorized a change to our once-per-lifetime assistance limit - allowing us to provide assistance once per 12-month period. When many of our traditional funding sources - sponsors, grantors and individual donors - were facing their own uncertainties, we recognized a need to diversify our funding base. We applied for and received restricted grants from the government and other sources; while these funds could only be used to assist certain subsets of our applicants, they did help meet the increased needs our grantees faced. Our executive director shifted a significant amount of her efforts to the application, documentation, and compliance work required by these grants. We shifted to hold one of our two annual fundraising events virtually, allowing us to raise a portion of the funds we had originally anticipated during our pre-pandemic budgeting process.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of an organization's Culture and Community by measuring its Constituent Feedback practices (see report below). Constituent Feedback data provides 100% of the basis for the initial evaluation of the Culture & Community Beacon.


Back to Top

Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

This beta feature is currently viewable only on desktop or tablet screens. Check back later for updates.

Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Full Credit


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Case management notes, Other means


How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, Other means


With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients, Other means


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

Part of our application process has always included a verification of the applicant's cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. When COVID-19 began to impact our community, many of our grantees shared that it could be difficult and time-consuming to obtain an actual physician signature on their application. This prompted us to have conversations with members of our referral network, who shared that the same level of verification could be performed by other members of the care team - such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners - who are often more accessible and able to act more quickly. As a result of these conversations, we modified our application to accept signatures from other members of the care team; this removed a barrier to patient participation.



Methodology


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

The Giving Basket had an issue with your donation. Please try again. If the problem persists contact us and include your Cart ID: Unknown