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Health : Patient and Family Support

Camp Kesem National

Supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer

four stars

90.15

P.O. Box 452 Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (260) 225-3736   Web Site
EIN: 51-0454157

Board Leadership
Emily M. Brakebill
Chairwoman

CEO
Jane Saccaro
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.15 four stars
  Financial 86.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

86.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 31.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
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) 90.15 four stars
Camp Kudzu (GA) 85.47 three stars
The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund (CT) 94.62 four stars
SeriousFun Children's Network (CT) 89.61 three stars
Camp Good Days and Special Times (NY) 91.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,096,308
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,392,113
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,488,421
   Program Service Revenue $458
Total Primary Revenue $7,488,879
   Other Revenue $-109,207
TOTAL REVENUE $7,379,672
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,914,313
   Administrative Expenses $134,930
   Fundraising Expenses $784,433
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,833,676
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,545,996
   
Net Assets $3,912,330

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 $4,914,312 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$247,500 4.24% Jane Saccaro CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Kesem National (CA) 90.15 four stars
Camp Good Days and Special Times (NY) 91.51 four stars
The Painted Turtle (CA) 90.28 four stars
Children's Oncology Services, Inc. (IL) 88.48 three stars
Camp For All (TX) 93.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Camp Kesem National
P.O. Box 452
Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (260) 225-3736
EIN: 51-0454157

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Board Leadership

Emily M. Brakebill
Chairwoman

CEO

Jane Saccaro
Chief Executive Officer

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