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Swim Across America

Making waves to fight cancer

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three stars

85.42

11600 N. Community House Road Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277
tel: (980) 265-1276   Web Site
EIN: 22-3248256

Board Leadership
Hugh Curran
Board Chair

CEO
Rob Butcher
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.42 three stars
  Financial 79.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Swim Across America (SAA) unites the swimming community by hosting benefit swims that raise money to fund life saving cancer research and clinical trials.

Swim Across America (SAA) unites the swimming community by hosting benefit swims that raise money to fund life saving cancer research and clinical trials.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Percent of participants who become a WaveMaker meaning they raise at least $1,000 in contributions.
30
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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

two stars

79.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Swim Across America (NC) 85.42 three stars
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (PA) 97.40 four stars
Metavivor (MD) 94.69 four stars
The THANC Foundation (NY) 87.04 three stars
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,910,157
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,606,108
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,516,265
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,516,265
   Other Revenue $2,821
TOTAL REVENUE $6,519,086
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,545,654
   Administrative Expenses $418,777
   Fundraising Expenses $579,063
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,543,494
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-24,408
   
Net Assets $865,113

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 $5,545,654 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$214,500 3.27% Robert Butcher President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Swim Across America (NC) 85.42 three stars
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 94.88 four stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 92.18 four stars
Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 90.48 four stars
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (CA) 86.97 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Swim Across America
11600 N. Community House Road
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277
tel: (980) 265-1276
EIN: 22-3248256

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Board Leadership

Hugh Curran
Board Chair

CEO

Rob Butcher
CEO

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