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Health : Patient and Family Support

Cancer Lifeline

Optimizing the quality of life for all people living with cancer

three stars

81.69

Dorothy S. O'Brien Center 6522 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 297-2100   Web Site
EIN: 91-6182951

Board Leadership
Benjamin Hicks
President

CEO
Joseph Yurgevich
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.69 three stars
  Financial 74.42 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cancer Lifeline was founded in 1973 by Gloria Gutkowski, a cancer patient who could not find the support she needed to help her live with her diagnosis. Now, people all over Washington State use the toll-free 24-Hour Lifeline program for emotional support and information. Those in the Puget Sound region can also take advantage of classes, other programs and resources which are offered at Cancer Lifeline's main office in Seattle and at several hospital partner locations. Our programs are based on the needs of people living with cancer. We offer you choices and encourage you to take control. We provide information so that you can make better choices. We stress inclusion rather than isolation. Most of all, we provide the environment where you have the freedom to express feelings without being judged.

Cancer Lifeline was founded in 1973 by Gloria Gutkowski, a cancer patient who could not find the support she needed to help her live with her diagnosis. Now, people all over Washington State use the toll-free 24-Hour Lifeline program for emotional support and information. Those in the Puget Sound region can also take advantage of classes, other programs and resources which are offered at Cancer Lifeline's main office in Seattle and at several hospital partner locations. Our programs are based on the needs of people living with cancer. We offer you choices and encourage you to take control. We provide information so that you can make better choices. We stress inclusion rather than isolation. Most of all, we provide the environment where you have the freedom to express feelings without being judged.

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Financial

two stars

74.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
68.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Lifeline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Lifeline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Lifeline (WA) 81.69 three stars
National Organization for Rare Disorders (CT) 98.21 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (CA) 92.61 four stars
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm (IL) 100.00 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $992,756
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $437,505
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,430,261
   Program Service Revenue $307,370
Total Primary Revenue $1,737,631
   Other Revenue $1,458
TOTAL REVENUE $1,739,089
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $853,508
   Administrative Expenses $96,603
   Fundraising Expenses $276,369
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,226,480
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $512,609
   
Net Assets $2,073,976

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 81.69 three stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 78.39 two stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 76.09 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 75.61 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 77.88 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.11 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 69.28 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 70.53 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 65.15 one star
2011-06 12/01/2012 74.41 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 91-6182951
Name in IRS Master File CANCER LIFELINE OF KING COUNTY
NTEE Code G30
NTEE Classification Cancer
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 June, 1975
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,379 8.67% Joseph Yurgevich Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Lifeline (WA) 81.69 three stars
The Sunshine Kids Foundation (TX) 99.25 four stars
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation (FL) 93.16 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida (FL) 91.85 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (NY) 92.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cancer Lifeline
Dorothy S. O'Brien Center
6522 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 297-2100
fax: (206) 331-4921
EIN: 91-6182951

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Board Leadership

Benjamin Hicks
President

CEO

Joseph Yurgevich
Executive Director

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