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Health : Patient and Family Support

CaringBridge

Because no one should go through a health journey alone.

93.70

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

Board Leadership
Bruce Smith & Jodi Hubler
Co-Board Chairs

CEO
Tia Newcomer
Chief Executive Officer

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.70
  Financial 91.10
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CaringBridge is working toward a single vision: a world where no one goes through a health journey alone. In order to turn this vision into reality, we've made it our mission to build bridges of care and communication providing love and support on a health journey. CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Thanks to our compassionate donors, anyone, anywhere can create a free personal website to easily share updates and receive the love and strength they need from their community during an illness or injury. A free personal website can be started at any time to share important information quickly during any type of health crisis. Since 1997, more than 900,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received more than 2.5 billion visits. Today, a new CaringBridge site is created for every 12 minutes for someone experiencing a health crisis.

CaringBridge is working toward a single vision: a world where no one goes through a health journey alone. In order to turn this vision into reality, we've made it our mission to build bridges of care and communication providing love and support on a health journey. CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Thanks to our compassionate donors, anyone, anywhere can create a free personal website to easily share updates and receive the love and strength they need from their community during an illness or injury. A free personal website can be started at any time to share important information quickly during any type of health crisis. Since 1997, more than 900,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received more than 2.5 billion visits. Today, a new CaringBridge site is created for every 12 minutes for someone experiencing a health crisis.

Financial

91.10

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,285,607
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,285,607
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,285,607
   Other Revenue $1,140,465
TOTAL REVENUE $11,426,072
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,837,660
   Administrative Expenses $1,057,201
   Fundraising Expenses $852,899
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,747,760
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,678,312
   
Net Assets $4,768,664

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 $7,837,660 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 02/01/2022 93.70
2019-12 04/01/2021 87.95
2018-12 09/03/2019 88.97
2017-12 11/01/2018 81.08
2016-12 12/01/2017 83.43
2015-12 12/01/2016 83.71
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.41
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 83.05
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.94
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.72
2012-12 11/01/2013 96.81
2011-12 12/20/2012 95.14
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.86
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.29
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 92.99
2008-12 12/15/2009 90.61
2007-12 10/01/2008 93.08
2006-12 02/01/2008 93.77

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]
Ruling Date September, 2002
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
$250,890 2.57% Liwanag Q. Ojala Chief Executive Officer

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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

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Board Leadership

Bruce Smith & Jodi Hubler
Co-Board Chairs

CEO

Tia Newcomer
Chief Executive Officer

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