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Health : Patient and Family Support

Connecticut Cancer Foundation

Financially assisting cancer patients and their families

three stars

85.52

15 North Main Street Old Saybrook, CT 06475
tel: (860) 388-0788   Web Site
EIN: 06-1240574

Board Leadership
John C. Ellis
Chairman

CEO
Jane G. Ellis
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.52 three stars
  Financial 79.53 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, Connecticut Cancer Foundation (formerly Connecticut Sports Foundation) financially assists Connecticut cancer patients and their families as well as fund cancer research. CCF is able to quickly and compassionately provide patients and families with direct financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, medication and more. Resources are provided with dignity and privacy, helping patients maintain self-respect while lessening the stress that may inhibit their recovery.

Founded in 1987, Connecticut Cancer Foundation (formerly Connecticut Sports Foundation) financially assists Connecticut cancer patients and their families as well as fund cancer research. CCF is able to quickly and compassionately provide patients and families with direct financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, medication and more. Resources are provided with dignity and privacy, helping patients maintain self-respect while lessening the stress that may inhibit their recovery.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Connecticut Cancer Foundation
Program Activities
Connecticut Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance to patients with cancer.
Impact Statement
$920 provides $710 in financial assistance to a patient in need.
Impact Assessment
4/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of financial assistance to patients programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a 4/5 assessment if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Connecticut Cancer Foundation.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Connecticut Cancer Foundation publicly reports data on the dollar value of all financial assistance provided to patients, which we use to calculate the additional income received.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the dollar amount of financial assistance attributable to the nonprofit by comparing the financial assistance given by the nonprofit to the financial assistance that would have been provided in the absence of the nonprofit (the “counterfactual”). In this case, we estimate the counterfactual to be zero based on two assumptions. First, we assume there is functionally no upper limit to the amount of cash transfers that continue to be valuable to patients as they are far from reaching the point of diminishing marginal returns, such that aid provided by one nonprofit does not displace aid provided by another. Second, we assume that nonprofits work independently and do not coordinate the provision of aid to the same patient. As a result, all aid provided by the nonprofit to patients with medical conditions can be directly attributable to the nonprofit.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
68.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.35
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Cancer Foundation (CT) 85.52 three stars
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (GA) 94.98 four stars
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66 four stars
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PA) 93.70 four stars
The Doorways (VA) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $414,566
   Federated Campaigns $1,534
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $802,005
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,218,105
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,218,105
   Other Revenue $412,481
TOTAL REVENUE $1,630,586
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $618,788
   Administrative Expenses $144,403
   Fundraising Expenses $275,053
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,038,244
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $592,342
   
Net Assets $8,204,614

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
Assistance to Cancer Patients & Their Families $483,788 78.2%
Research Support $135,000 21.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.52 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.74 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 91.73 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.88 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.53 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 84.42 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 81.16 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 86.41 three 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 06-1240574
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT CANCER FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(927) Fundraising
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 October, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,000 9.24% Jane G. Ellis Executive Director, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Cancer Foundation (CT) 85.52 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (HI) 86.42 three stars
Operation Access (CA) 89.54 three stars
Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky (OH) 88.46 three stars
Sharsheret (NJ) 99.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Cancer Foundation
15 North Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
tel: (860) 388-0788
fax: (860) 288-5408
EIN: 06-1240574

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Board Leadership

John C. Ellis
Chairman

CEO

Jane G. Ellis
President and Executive Director

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