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Health : Patient and Family Support

The CT Challenge

Empowering cancer survivors

three stars

86.69

250 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT 06890
tel: (203) 292-8722   Web Site
EIN: 20-2777748

CEO
Jeff Keith
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.69 three stars
  Financial 82.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The CT Challenge empowers cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives by creating and funding unique survivorship programs and research. The vision of the CT Challenge is linked to our deep history of blending sports with a passion for supporting cancer patients and survivors. By building community support through first class events such as the CT Challenge Charity bike event, our goal is to provide avenues to attract energetic people who share our mission to empower cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives.

The CT Challenge empowers cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives by creating and funding unique survivorship programs and research. The vision of the CT Challenge is linked to our deep history of blending sports with a passion for supporting cancer patients and survivors. By building community support through first class events such as the CT Challenge Charity bike event, our goal is to provide avenues to attract energetic people who share our mission to empower cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives.

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Financial

three stars

82.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The CT Challenge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The CT Challenge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The CT Challenge (CT) 86.69 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks (MO) 86.45 three stars
The Valerie Fund (NJ) 93.88 four stars
Cancer Care Services (TX) 87.94 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (IL) 85.23 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $180,997
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,736,388
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,917,385
   Program Service Revenue $100,044
Total Primary Revenue $2,017,429
   Other Revenue $-19,670
TOTAL REVENUE $1,997,759
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,833,269
   Administrative Expenses $220,812
   Fundraising Expenses $144,173
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,198,254
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-200,495
   
Net Assets $1,483,303

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
Mission Training Center $640,106 34.9%
Online Resources for Cancer Survivors $587,976 32.1%
Connecticut Challenge Bike Event $188,963 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2020 86.69 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2020 80.13 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 70.42 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 78.64 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 80.55 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 79.53 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 80.88 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 20-2777748
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT CHALLENGE INC
NTEE Code H12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 September, 2005
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
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,500 8.07% Jeffrey Keith President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The CT Challenge (CT) 86.69 three stars
Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte (NC) 86.66 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis (TN) 89.50 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta (GA) 88.54 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro (NY) 89.51 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The CT Challenge
250 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890
tel: (203) 292-8722
fax: (203) 621-3279
EIN: 20-2777748

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CEO

Jeff Keith
Founder, CEO

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