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Health : Patient and Family Support

Camp Kesem National

Supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer

four stars

92.15

10586 West Pico Boulevard #196 Los Angeles, CA 90064
tel: (253) 736-3821   Web Site
EIN: 51-0454157

Board Leadership
Ben Cornwell
Chairperson

CEO
Richard Segal
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.15 four stars
  Financial 88.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Camp Kesem National's mission is supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer. Our vision is to ensure that every child impacted by a parent's cancer is never alone. Camp Kesem National is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. With over 5 million children impacted by a parent's cancer, Camp Kesem must continue expanding to meet this need. Camp Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population, and for many children their Camp Kesem experience is a life-changing event–providing them a community of children with similar experiences, and a safe and welcoming environment to have fun and rediscover their childhood.

Camp Kesem National's mission is supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer. Our vision is to ensure that every child impacted by a parent's cancer is never alone. Camp Kesem National is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. With over 5 million children impacted by a parent's cancer, Camp Kesem must continue expanding to meet this need. Camp Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population, and for many children their Camp Kesem experience is a life-changing event–providing them a community of children with similar experiences, and a safe and welcoming environment to have fun and rediscover their childhood.

Financial

three stars

88.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 23.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Kesem National on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Kesem National on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Kesem National (CA) 92.15 four stars
The Center for Courageous Kids (KY) 91.16 four stars
Camp Sunshine (GA) 98.78 four stars
Okizu Foundation (CA) 86.53 three stars
Camp John Marc (TX) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,996,754
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,491,430
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,488,184
   Program Service Revenue $950
Total Primary Revenue $11,489,134
   Other Revenue $-561,036
TOTAL REVENUE $10,928,098
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,198,714
   Administrative Expenses $968,778
   Fundraising Expenses $1,329,247
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,496,739
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-568,641
   
Net Assets $6,483,848

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
Camps $9,198,714 100.0%

Ratings History
Camp Kesem National has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 05/01/2021 92.15 four stars
2018-09 12/01/2020 92.41 four stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 90.94 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 94.69 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 90.15 four 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 51-0454157
Name in IRS Master File CAMP KESEM NATIONAL
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,000 1.43% Jane Saccaro CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$171,976 1.49% Maureen Haller Chief Development Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Kesem National (CA) 92.15 four stars
Okizu Foundation (CA) 86.53 three stars
Camp Kudzu (GA) 89.62 three stars
Rising Treetops at Oakhurst (NY) 91.44 four stars
Roundup River Ranch (CO) 87.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Camp Kesem National
10586 West Pico Boulevard #196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
tel: (253) 736-3821
EIN: 51-0454157

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Board Leadership

Ben Cornwell
Chairperson

CEO

Richard Segal
Chief Executive Officer

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