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Gilda's Club Chicago

Free cancer support for the whole family, the whole time

three stars

86.56

537 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 464-9900   Web Site
EIN: 36-4115144

Board Leadership
David Selby
Chairman

CEO
LauraJane Hyde
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.56 three stars
  Financial 81.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

81.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.34
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gilda's Club Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gilda's Club Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gilda's Club Chicago (IL) 86.56 three stars
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66 four stars
Family House (CA) 87.75 three stars
Shanti (CA) 86.85 three stars
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (NY) 92.56 four stars

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Gilda's Club Chicago is a free cancer support community for anyone - men, women, teens and children, as well as their family and friends - whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer. Our innovative program, including more than 350 free activities each month, is an essential complement to medical care and includes healthy lifestyle workshops, educational lectures, social opportunities, support and networking groups, and resource referrals. We also have volunteer opportunities at the Clubhouse on Wells Street, as well as in the community. Gilda's Club Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded through donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and special events. Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. We do that by providing free cancer support for the whole family, the whole time - including caregivers.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $640,135
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $150,028
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $790,163
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $790,163
   Other Revenue $494,557
TOTAL REVENUE $1,284,720
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,403,911
   Administrative Expenses $105,769
   Fundraising Expenses $343,923
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,853,603
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-568,883
   
Net Assets $1,728,954

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
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.56 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 90.11 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.88 four stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 90.81 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 89.58 three stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 91.04 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 87.32 three stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 80.84 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 36-4115144
Name in IRS Master File GILDAS CLUB CHICAGO
NTEE Code F60
NTEE Classification Counseling, Support Groups
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(179) Other health services
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 April, 1997
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,476 6.06% LauraJane Hyde Chief Executive Officer

Gilda's Club Chicago is a free cancer support community for anyone - men, women, teens and children, as well as their family and friends - whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer. Our innovative program, including more than 350 free activities each month, is an essential complement to medical care and includes healthy lifestyle workshops, educational lectures, social opportunities, support and networking groups, and resource referrals. We also have volunteer opportunities at the Clubhouse on Wells Street, as well as in the community. Gilda's Club Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded through donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and special events. Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. We do that by providing free cancer support for the whole family, the whole time - including caregivers.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gilda's Club Chicago (IL) 86.56 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania (PA) 96.88 four stars
Hydrocephalus Association (MD) 85.42 three stars
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Texas (TX) 86.80 three stars
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (DC) 85.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gilda's Club Chicago
537 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 464-9900
fax: (312) 464-1487
EIN: 36-4115144

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Board Leadership

David Selby
Chairman

CEO

LauraJane Hyde
Chief Executive Officer

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