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Health : Patient and Family Support

Cancer Support Community Los Angeles

No one should face cancer alone

three stars

86.55

1990 South Bundy Drive Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
tel: (310) 314-2555   Web Site
EIN: 33-0287070

Board Leadership
Ann Benjamin
Chairman Of The Board

CEO
Julia Forth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.55 three stars
  Financial 80.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cancer Support Community's mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. From its beginnings in 1982 to today, the Cancer Support Community, now headquartered in Washington, D.C., has expanded to over 50 chapters, and an additional 125 satellites and hospital partnerships. All services are free of charge.

Cancer Support Community's mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. From its beginnings in 1982 to today, the Cancer Support Community, now headquartered in Washington, D.C., has expanded to over 50 chapters, and an additional 125 satellites and hospital partnerships. All services are free of charge.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of donations made by board members
6
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

80.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Support Community Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Support Community Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CA) 86.55 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Houston (TX) 89.15 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.07 four stars
The Damien Center (IN) 91.45 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida (FL) 88.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $341,705
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $147,899
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $489,604
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $489,604
   Other Revenue $333,307
TOTAL REVENUE $822,911
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,169,053
   Administrative Expenses $93,386
   Fundraising Expenses $181,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,444,224
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-621,313
   
Net Assets $4,720,242

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
Support Groups $409,169 35.0%
Healthy Lifestyle Programs $292,263 25.0%
Educational Workshops $175,358 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.55 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 83.68 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.18 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 87.04 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 33-0287070
Name in IRS Master File CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY LOS ANGELES
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
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, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,443 8.06% Julia Forth Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CA) 86.55 three stars
The Valerie Fund (NJ) 92.19 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley (ND) 87.52 three stars
Ryan House (AZ) 90.03 four stars
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (CT) 85.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cancer Support Community Los Angeles
1990 South Bundy Drive
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
tel: (310) 314-2555
fax: (310) 979-7586
EIN: 33-0287070

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Board Leadership

Ann Benjamin
Chairman Of The Board

CEO

Julia Forth
Executive Director

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