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Health : Patient and Family Support

Pinky Swear Foundation

Helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.

two stars

79.62

5555 West 78 Street Suite E
Edina, MN 55439
tel: (952) 974-9600   Web Site
EIN: 56-2384527

Board Leadership
Bruce O'Brien
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Erica N. Campbell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.62 two stars
  Financial 71.19 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pinky Swear Foundation eases the financial and emotional impacts experienced by children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs support during a very challenging time. Cancer is not a one-day thing. It is hard to imagine what life is like to have a child going through cancer; it affects the whole family. That's why our programs are so important. We do not limit requests from families, nor discriminate on socioeconomic status. When cancer enters life, the simple, everyday things aren't so simple anymore.

Pinky Swear Foundation eases the financial and emotional impacts experienced by children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs support during a very challenging time. Cancer is not a one-day thing. It is hard to imagine what life is like to have a child going through cancer; it affects the whole family. That's why our programs are so important. We do not limit requests from families, nor discriminate on socioeconomic status. When cancer enters life, the simple, everyday things aren't so simple anymore.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of families served
7,077
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
488,393
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

two stars

71.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pinky Swear Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pinky Swear Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pinky Swear Foundation (MN) 79.62 two stars
Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (GA) 88.59 three stars
Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey (NJ) 92.25 four stars
Eagle Mount (MT) 91.88 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida (FL) 88.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,135,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $512,502
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,648,209
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,648,209
   Other Revenue $255,142
TOTAL REVENUE $1,903,351
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,474,422
   Administrative Expenses $137,742
   Fundraising Expenses $360,834
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,972,998
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-69,647
   
Net Assets $911,245

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
Family Support $929,240 63.0%
Education and Awareness $399,287 27.1%
Youth Development $145,895 9.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 79.62 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 80.41 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 56-2384527
Name in IRS Master File PINKY SWEAR FOUNDATION
NTEE Code P58
NTEE Classification Gift Distribution
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 January, 2004
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
$116,331 5.89% Erica Campbell Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pinky Swear Foundation (MN) 79.62 two stars
Lewy Body Dementia Association (GA) 89.09 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region (OH) 87.97 three stars
There With Care (CO) 87.35 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (AL) 87.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pinky Swear Foundation
5555 West 78 Street
Suite E
Edina, MN 55439
tel: (952) 974-9600
fax: (952) 400-8838
EIN: 56-2384527

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Board Leadership

Bruce O'Brien
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Erica N. Campbell
Executive Director

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