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Health : Patient and Family Support

The Center for Courageous Kids

Building personal growth and a positive community for the campers we proudly serve

three stars

81.80

1501 Burnley Road Scottsville, KY 42164
tel: (270) 618-2900   Web Site
EIN: 20-1789905

Board Leadership
Shawn Perry
Chairman

CEO
Joanie O'Bryan
President, CEO and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.80 three stars
  Financial 86.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Courageous Kids mission is instilling inspiration and empowerment while enhancing the lives of children with serious illnesses. We have nine separate week-long summer camps where we can serve up to 128 children per week. We also have Family Retreats during the year with each weekend retreat serving up to 32 families and each day retreat serving up to 60 families. The Family Retreats allow the child and their family to attend camp together. Each week of summer camp and family retreat is designated for a specific illness or disability. We never charge any child or family who attends camp.

The Center for Courageous Kids mission is instilling inspiration and empowerment while enhancing the lives of children with serious illnesses. We have nine separate week-long summer camps where we can serve up to 128 children per week. We also have Family Retreats during the year with each weekend retreat serving up to 32 families and each day retreat serving up to 60 families. The Family Retreats allow the child and their family to attend camp together. Each week of summer camp and family retreat is designated for a specific illness or disability. We never charge any child or family who attends camp.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of total participants who quality of life was improved as a result of their camp experience?
3,657
Number of youth who received life learning experiences and improved self-esteem as a result of their camp experience?
1,887
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

86.66

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.73
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Courageous Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Courageous Kids 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), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
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
The Center for Courageous Kids (KY) 81.80 three stars
Camp Courageous of Iowa (IA) 92.02 four stars
Camp Quality USA (OH) 92.30 four stars
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 88.43 three stars
Camp Good Days and Special Times (NY) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,240,306
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $136,176
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,376,482
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,376,482
   Other Revenue $33,612
TOTAL REVENUE $3,410,094
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,291,095
   Administrative Expenses $314,176
   Fundraising Expenses $406,334
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,011,605
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-601,511
   
Net Assets $18,347,995

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
Medical Camp for Children $3,291,095 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 81.80 three stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 80.64 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 80.05 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 79.27 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.97 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 75.54 two stars
2014-12 03/01/2016 74.14 two stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 67.74 one star
2013-12 05/01/2015 63.88 one star
2012-12 10/01/2014 68.48 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-1789905
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT CAMP INC
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
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 February, 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
$143,301 3.57% Joanie O'Bryan President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Courageous Kids (KY) 81.80 three stars
Smile-A-Mile (AL) 90.61 four stars
Children's Oncology Services (IL) 93.42 four stars
Camp Nejeda Foundation (NJ) 94.10 four stars
Roundup River Ranch (CO) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Center for Courageous Kids
1501 Burnley Road
Scottsville, KY 42164
tel: (270) 618-2900
fax: (270) 618-2901
EIN: 20-1789905

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Board Leadership

Shawn Perry
Chairman

CEO

Joanie O'Bryan
President, CEO and Executive Director

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