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First Candle

Helping babies survive and thrive

three stars

85.36

9 Newport Drive Suite 200
Forest Hill, MD 21050
tel: (443) 640-1049   Web Site
EIN: 52-1591162

Board Leadership
Michael Schaffer
Chair

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.36 three stars
  Financial 82.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

To eliminate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Stillbirth through education, advocacy, and research while providing compassionate support to bereaved families.

To eliminate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Stillbirth through education, advocacy, and research while providing compassionate support to bereaved families.

Financial

three stars

82.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth -13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Candle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Candle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $265,555
   Federated Campaigns $19,870
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,024
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $96,878
Total Contributions $405,327
   Program Service Revenue $101,535
Total Primary Revenue $506,862
   Other Revenue $51,201
TOTAL REVENUE $558,063
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $618,889
   Administrative Expenses $113,625
   Fundraising Expenses $16,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $748,744
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-190,681
   
Net Assets $153,036

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
Education, Research, and Support for Infant Birth $606,511 98.0%
Advocacy $12,378 2.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 85.36 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 85.31 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 08/01/2014 78.68 two stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 75.22 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 74.73 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 77.35 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.79 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 97.71 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 98.66 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2009 93.02 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 76.91 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 74.39 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 71.27 two stars

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

EIN 52-1591162
Name in IRS Master File FIRST CANDLE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 September, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Alison Jacobson CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$31,896 4.25% Christopher Blake Former Chief Executive Officer

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First Candle (MD) 85.36 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

First Candle
9 Newport Drive
Suite 200
Forest Hill, MD 21050
tel: (443) 640-1049
fax: (443) 540-1031
EIN: 52-1591162

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Board Leadership

Michael Schaffer
Chair

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