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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.

91.87

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

Board Leadership
Patricia Shands
Chairman

CEO
Faye Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.87
  Financial 90.88
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through 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 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 lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through 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 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.

Financial

90.88

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Based on feedback we received from women with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), we found that they had very specific needs compared to women without MBC That led us to begin hosting specialty retreats that were specifically devoted to women with MBC
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Casting for Recovery (MT) 91.87
Camp John Marc (TX) 92.92
Camp Courageous of Iowa (IA) 90.27
Smile-A-Mile (AL) 95.12
The Taylor Family Foundation (CA) 92.68

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,695,382
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $191,585
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,930
Total Contributions $1,895,897
   Program Service Revenue $27,993
Total Primary Revenue $1,923,890
   Other Revenue $-40,145
TOTAL REVENUE $1,883,745
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,234,960
   Administrative Expenses $109,251
   Fundraising Expenses $226,529
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,570,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $313,005
   
Net Assets $2,140,388

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Fishing Retreats $1,234,960 100.0%

Ratings History
Casting for Recovery has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.87
2018-12 03/01/2020 95.04
2017-12 03/01/2019 97.72
2016-12 04/01/2018 93.18
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.48
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.24
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 85.15
2013-12 11/01/2015 92.33
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.26
2012-12 11/01/2014 90.79
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.28
2011-12 06/01/2013 80.06
2010-12 11/06/2012 80.08

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 03-0354382
Name in IRS Master File CASTING FOR RECOVERY INC
NTEE Code E50
NTEE Classification Rehabilitative Medical Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,484 6.07% Whitney Milhoan Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Casting for Recovery (MT) 91.87
Camp Kesem National (CA) 92.15
Camp Sunshine (GA) 98.78
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 92.98
Camp For All (TX) 86.93

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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

Patricia Shands
Chairman

CEO

Faye Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

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