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Health : Patient and Family Support

Camp Kesem National

Supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer

four stars

90.94

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

Board Leadership
Emily M. Brakebill
Chairwoman

CEO
Kim McCall
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.94 four stars
  Financial 89.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of Camp Kesem chapters at Universities
125
Number of children who have attended Camp Kesem
10,266
Number of volunteers
5,700
Number of Camp Kesem alumni
9,800
Average number of children served per chapter
89
This impact information is current as of August 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

89.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 22.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Kesem National (CA) 90.94 four stars
Roundup River Ranch (CO) 86.84 three stars
Camp Sunshine, Maine (ME) 96.72 four stars
Smile-A-Mile (AL) 90.61 four stars
Camp Courageous of Iowa (IA) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,195,927
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,974,173
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,170,100
   Program Service Revenue $1,446
Total Primary Revenue $11,171,546
   Other Revenue $-434,656
TOTAL REVENUE $10,736,890
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,736,852
   Administrative Expenses $386,533
   Fundraising Expenses $1,686,934
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,810,319
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $926,571
   
Net Assets $7,052,489

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 $7,736,852 100.0%

Ratings History
Camp Kesem National has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,000 2.14% Jane Saccaro CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Kesem National (CA) 90.94 four stars
Camp Courageous of Iowa (IA) 92.02 four stars
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 88.43 three stars
The Periwinkle Foundation (TX) 90.37 four stars
The Taylor Family Foundation (CA) 91.78 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

Kim McCall
Chief Executive Officer

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