Health : Patient and Family Support

Casting for Recovery

CfR provides healing retreats at no cost to women of any age and at any stage of breast cancer treatment or recovery.

four stars

95.04

109 E. Oak St. Suite 1G
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (406) 624-6583   Web Site
EIN: 03-0354382

Board Leadership
Mary Turney
Chairman

CEO
Faye Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.04 four stars
  Financial 99.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR's retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats also provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis.

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR's retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats also provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Percentage of participants who would recommend the program to others
100
Percentage of participants who felt connected with other participants
98
Percentage of participants who felt better able to cope with the emotional aspects of breast cancer
93
Percentage of participants who learned something new about living with breast cancer
92
Percentage of participants who gained a new support base with new friends
98
Percentage of participants who received new ideas or resources to improve their quality of life
98
Pecent of participants that were inspired to include more outdoor activties at home (walking, mindfulness in nature, fly fishing, etc.)
98
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Casting for Recovery on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Casting for Recovery on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,484,550
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $173,091
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,851
Total Contributions $1,662,492
   Program Service Revenue $35,217
Total Primary Revenue $1,697,709
   Other Revenue $-13,398
TOTAL REVENUE $1,684,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,377,823
   Administrative Expenses $110,305
   Fundraising Expenses $155,391
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,643,519
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $40,792
   
Net Assets $1,748,298

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,006 6.75% Whitney Lange Milhoan Executive Director

Mission

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR's retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats also provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Casting for Recovery (MT) 95.04 four stars
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Camp John Marc (TX) 95.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Casting for Recovery
109 E. Oak St.
Suite 1G
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (406) 624-6583
fax: (406) 624-6584
EIN: 03-0354382

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Board Leadership

Mary Turney
Chairman

CEO

Faye Nelson
Chief Executive Officer