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First Candle

Saving Babies. Supporting Families

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two stars

74.73

49 Locust Avenue Suite 104
New Canaan, CT 06840
tel: (203) 966-1300   Web Site
EIN: 52-1591162

Board Leadership
David Cunningham
Chair

CEO
Alison Jacobson
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.73 two stars
  Financial 67.57 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

First Candle is dedicated to reducing the rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and preventable Stillbirths by educating caregivers and families, and supporting research. We are also committed to offering bereavement support for grieving families.

First Candle is dedicated to reducing the rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and preventable Stillbirths by educating caregivers and families, and supporting research. We are also committed to offering bereavement support for grieving families.

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Financial

one star

67.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth -20.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.7%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Candle (CT) 74.73 two stars
National Headache Foundation (IL) 85.59 three stars
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (AZ) 92.02 four stars
The Myositis Association (VA) 97.05 four stars
Organization for Autism Research (VA) 94.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $415,055
   Federated Campaigns $2,894
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $147,275
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $565,224
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $565,224
   Other Revenue $43,953
TOTAL REVENUE $609,177
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $486,584
   Administrative Expenses $94,486
   Fundraising Expenses $204,233
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $785,303
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-176,126
   
Net Assets $21,527

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 $435,470 89.5%
Advocacy $51,114 10.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 74.73 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 87.28 three stars
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,000 9.93% Alison Jacobson CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Candle (CT) 74.73 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

First Candle
49 Locust Avenue
Suite 104
New Canaan, CT 06840
tel: (203) 966-1300
EIN: 52-1591162

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Board Leadership

David Cunningham
Chair

CEO

Alison Jacobson
CEO

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