Disable all preview features

Health : Patient and Family Support

CaringBridge

To amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.

three stars

83.71

2750 Blue Water Road Suite 275
Eagan, MN 55121
tel: (651) 452-7940   Web Site
EIN: 42-1529394

Board Leadership
Beth Monsrud
Chair

CEO
Liwanag Ojala
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.71 three stars
  Financial 76.97 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

76.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth -13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CaringBridge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CaringBridge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CaringBridge (MN) 83.71 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania (PA) 96.88 four stars
Gildas Club Louisville (KY) 90.22 four stars
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (CA) 86.87 three stars
Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel (NY) 89.94 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Through CaringBridge you can start a personal website to share important information quickly during any type of health event. Family and friends can stay informed without overwhelming you with endless phone calls, emails and text messages. Plus they can post messages, photos and videos of support and encouragement straight to your website. Thanks to the generosity of donors, personal CaringBridge websites are available to anyone, anywhere, cost free.

Since 1997, more than 600,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received two billions visits. In 2015, 33 million people visited CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,548,298
   Federated Campaigns $118,940
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,667,238
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,667,238
   Other Revenue $153,335
TOTAL REVENUE $6,820,573
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,165,875
   Administrative Expenses $910,526
   Fundraising Expenses $832,403
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,908,804
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $911,769
   
Net Assets $4,646,174

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
Online Community $4,165,875 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 83.71 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 83.05 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.94 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.72 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 96.81 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 95.14 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.86 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.29 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 92.99 four stars
2008-12 12/15/2009 90.61 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 93.08 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 93.77 four 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 42-1529394
Name in IRS Master File CARINGBRIDGE
NTEE Code E80
NTEE Classification Health, General and Financing
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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]
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$204,597 3.46% Liwang Ojala CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$177,232 2.99% Sona Mehring Former CEO

The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Through CaringBridge you can start a personal website to share important information quickly during any type of health event. Family and friends can stay informed without overwhelming you with endless phone calls, emails and text messages. Plus they can post messages, photos and videos of support and encouragement straight to your website. Thanks to the generosity of donors, personal CaringBridge websites are available to anyone, anywhere, cost free.

Since 1997, more than 600,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received two billions visits. In 2015, 33 million people visited CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CaringBridge (MN) 83.71 three stars
Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (GA) 87.30 three stars
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (CA) 86.87 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (IN) 85.66 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (KY) 88.53 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

CaringBridge
2750 Blue Water Road
Suite 275
Eagan, MN 55121
tel: (651) 452-7940
fax: (651) 681-7115
EIN: 42-1529394

Mail donations to:
Donation Processing Center
P.O. Box 6032
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Beth Monsrud
Chair

CEO

Liwanag Ojala
CEO

Did You Know We’re a Charity Too?

Charity Navigator has a wonderful community of nearly 7 million givers. Together we’ve been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and awareness
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Whether you’re a first-time giver or a long-time user, we love having you in our community. Your gift of any size is appreciated!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help & Support