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Health : Patient and Family Support

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Instilling resilience in families experiencing pediatric cancer

three stars

84.89

3892 State Street Suite 220
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 962-7466   Web Site
EIN: 14-1872081

Board Leadership
J. Paul Gignac
Board Chair

CEO
Eryn Shugart
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.89 three stars
  Financial 78.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support. We support the entire family when their child has cancer. We offer programs that allow parents to be supported and to know they are not alone. As a parent, you should never have to worry about the financial and emotional burden brought on by cancer. TBCF's programs allow parents to focus on what matters most, their child's well-being, during one of the most difficult times of their young life.

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support. We support the entire family when their child has cancer. We offer programs that allow parents to be supported and to know they are not alone. As a parent, you should never have to worry about the financial and emotional burden brought on by cancer. TBCF's programs allow parents to focus on what matters most, their child's well-being, during one of the most difficult times of their young life.

Impact & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: Financial Stability Program
Program Name: Financial Stability Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance to patients with cancer.
Impact Statement
$940 provides $580 in financial assistance to a patient.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of financial assistance to patients programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation publicly reports data on the dollar value of all financial assistance provided to patients, which we use to calculate the additional income received.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the dollar amount of financial assistance attributable to the nonprofit by comparing the financial assistance given by the nonprofit to the financial assistance that would have been provided in the absence of the nonprofit (the “counterfactual”). In this case, we estimate the counterfactual to be zero based on two assumptions. First, we assume there is functionally no upper limit to the amount of cash transfers that continue to be valuable to patients as they are far from reaching the point of diminishing marginal returns, such that aid provided by one nonprofit does not displace aid provided by another. Second, we assume that nonprofits work independently and do not coordinate the provision of aid to the same patient. As a result, all aid provided by the nonprofit to patients with medical conditions can be directly attributable to the nonprofit.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (CA) 84.89 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $814,100
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $814,100
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $814,100
   Other Revenue $332,114
TOTAL REVENUE $1,146,214
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $732,066
   Administrative Expenses $122,917
   Fundraising Expenses $162,758
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,017,741
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $128,473
   
Net Assets $923,764

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 84.89 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2020 85.01 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 14-1872081
Name in IRS Master File TEDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION
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 that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,383 13.40% Lindsey Leonard Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (CA) 84.89 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (MO) 93.02 four stars
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66 four stars
Family Reach Foundation (NJ) 91.41 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (IA) 91.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
3892 State Street
Suite 220
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 962-7466
EIN: 14-1872081

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Board Leadership

J. Paul Gignac
Board Chair

CEO

Eryn Shugart
Interim Executive Director

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