Disable all preview features

Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Funding research and making a difference against ovarian cancer

four stars

91.42

4604 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55407
tel: (612) 822-0500   Web Site
EIN: 41-1960449

Board Leadership
Mary Pat Oslund
President

CEO
Kathleen Gavin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.42 four stars
  Financial 87.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance was founded in 1999, our mission has been to create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer; create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families; unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations to achieve earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure for ovarian cancer; advance ovarian cancer research toward earlier diagnosis, better treatment, and a cure.

Since the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance was founded in 1999, our mission has been to create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer; create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families; unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations to achieve earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure for ovarian cancer; advance ovarian cancer research toward earlier diagnosis, better treatment, and a cure.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Platinum Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly sharing information about how they measure their progress and results.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Reported Results
Showing 3 of 6
Total in 2018
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
750,000
Number of students educated through Survivors Training Students
400
Number of support group meetings
30
Number of Dream Awards
11
Number of public education meetings offered
3
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
8,260
This impact information is current as of March 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

three stars

87.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 91.42 four stars
Prevent Cancer Foundation (VA) 87.59 three stars
Entertainment Industry Foundation (CA) 94.61 four stars
Friends of Cancer Research (DC) 87.09 three stars
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 93.91 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $695,161
   Federated Campaigns $27,851
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $351,239
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,074,251
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,074,251
   Other Revenue $176,360
TOTAL REVENUE $1,250,611
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,249,561
   Administrative Expenses $118,639
   Fundraising Expenses $64,238
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,432,438
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-181,827
   
Net Assets $862,302

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
Research Grants $823,857 65.9%
Patient and Caregiver Support $202,976 16.2%
Outreach and Awareness $168,988 13.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 91.42 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.80 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.58 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.41 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 95.93 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 95.96 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 92.06 four 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 41-1960449
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA OVARIAN CANCER ALLIANCE INC
NTEE Code H30
NTEE Classification Cancer Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2000
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,608 8.41% Kathleen Gavin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 91.42 four stars
Swim Across America (NC) 95.47 four stars
Chordoma Foundation (NC) 91.09 four stars
Metavivor (MD) 94.69 four stars
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 94.89 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
4604 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
tel: (612) 822-0500
fax: (612) 825-1140
EIN: 41-1960449

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Mary Pat Oslund
President

CEO

Kathleen Gavin
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.