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Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Inform. Prevent. Support.

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four stars

91.67

1025 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 628-0123   Web Site
EIN: 86-0947831

Board Leadership
John Backus
Chairperson

CEO
Michael Sapienza
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.67 four stars
  Financial 88.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Colorectal Cancer Alliance (the Alliance), formerly Colon Cancer Alliance, is the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the Alliance provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America. Colorectal Cancer Alliance offers information and support from the first-hand experience of survivors and others whose lives have been touched by this disease. Today, the Alliance provides information and services to hundreds of thousands each year. We have multiple programs designed to both assist those affected by the disease as well as raise awareness to improve screening rates. The growth and success of the organization is due in large part to caring volunteers who devote considerable time, skill and energy to achieving Colorectal Cancer Alliance's vision.

Colorectal Cancer Alliance (the Alliance), formerly Colon Cancer Alliance, is the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the Alliance provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America. Colorectal Cancer Alliance offers information and support from the first-hand experience of survivors and others whose lives have been touched by this disease. Today, the Alliance provides information and services to hundreds of thousands each year. We have multiple programs designed to both assist those affected by the disease as well as raise awareness to improve screening rates. The growth and success of the organization is due in large part to caring volunteers who devote considerable time, skill and energy to achieving Colorectal Cancer Alliance's vision.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of participants in run/walk 5K events
13,674
This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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

88.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorectal Cancer Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorectal Cancer Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorectal Cancer Alliance (DC) 91.67 four stars
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (PA) 87.59 three stars
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 93.02 four stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 91.63 four stars
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,294,572
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,294,572
   Program Service Revenue $986,013
Total Primary Revenue $8,280,585
   Other Revenue $359,420
TOTAL REVENUE $8,640,005
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,781,745
   Administrative Expenses $801,765
   Fundraising Expenses $734,334
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,317,844
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,322,161
   
Net Assets $5,162,030

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
Prevention & Awareness $3,754,599 64.9%
Patient Support $1,005,535 17.4%
Funding Research Initiatives $453,779 7.8%

Ratings History
Colorectal Cancer Alliance has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.67 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.18 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.86 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.93 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 92.65 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 90.36 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 93.37 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 96.90 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.96 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 03/01/2011 88.18 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 86-0947831
Name in IRS Master File COLORECTAL CANCER ALLIANCE INC
NTEE Code E60
NTEE Classification Health Support Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
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 December, 1999
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$184,404 2.51% Michael Sapienza CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorectal Cancer Alliance (DC) 91.67 four stars
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (CA) 95.87 four stars
Leukemia Research Foundation (IL) 91.93 four stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 91.63 four stars
Commonweal (CA) 93.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Colorectal Cancer Alliance
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 628-0123
fax: (866) 304-9075
EIN: 86-0947831

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Board Leadership

John Backus
Chairperson

CEO

Michael Sapienza
Chief Executive Officer

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