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Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Swim Across America

Making Waves to Fight Cancer

four stars

95.47

8508 Park Road #389
Charlotte, NC 28210
tel: (980) 368-0188   Web Site
EIN: 22-3248256

CEO
Robert Butcher
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Swim Across America hosts charity swims. The proceeds are used to provide early grants for early-stage cancer reseach and clinical trials.

Swim Across America hosts charity swims. The proceeds are used to provide early grants for early-stage cancer reseach and clinical trials.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Percent of participants who generate the minimum $400 in donations.
80
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
91.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Swim Across America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Swim Across America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Swim Across America (NC) 95.47 four stars
Israel Cancer Association USA (FL) 92.24 four stars
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (PA) 93.91 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,429,618
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,552,248
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,981,866
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,981,866
   Other Revenue $162,153
TOTAL REVENUE $9,144,019
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,638,361
   Administrative Expenses $260,103
   Fundraising Expenses $241,729
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,140,193
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,003,826
   
Net Assets $2,376,130

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
Grants for Cancer Research $7,638,361 100.0%

Ratings History
Swim Across America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 95.47 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.04 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 85.42 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 79.35 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 22-3248256
Name in IRS Master File SWIM ACROSS AMERICA INC
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 August, 1993
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,350 3.62% Robert Butcher Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Swim Across America (NC) 95.47 four stars
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 91.42 four stars
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 94.89 four stars
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CURE Childhood Cancer (GA) 95.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Swim Across America
8508 Park Road
#389
Charlotte, NC 28210
tel: (980) 368-0188
EIN: 22-3248256

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CEO

Robert Butcher
Chief Executive Officer

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