Health : Patient and Family Support

CaringBridge

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

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three stars

88.97

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

Board Leadership
Bruce Smith
Chair

CEO
Liwanag Ojala
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.97 three stars
  Financial 84.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 675,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received 2.1 billion visits. In 2016, 27.2 million people visited CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey.

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 675,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received 2.1 billion visits. In 2016, 27.2 million people visited CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey.

Impact Information

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Financial

three stars

84.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 18.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.2%
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 $7,818,052
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,818,052
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,818,052
   Other Revenue $241,717
TOTAL REVENUE $8,059,769
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,887,769
   Administrative Expenses $1,017,099
   Fundraising Expenses $861,871
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,766,739
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-706,970
   
Net Assets $4,282,248

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,101 2.30% Liwanag Q. Ojala Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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 675,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received 2.1 billion visits. In 2016, 27.2 million people visited CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CaringBridge (MN) 88.97 three stars
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (MO) 90.61 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington (OR) 89.93 three stars
Shanti (CA) 86.47 three stars

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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
Chair

CEO

Liwanag Ojala
CEO