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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Compassion & Choices

Support. Educate. Advocate. Choice & care at the end of life.

four stars

92.88

P.O. Box 101810 Denver, CO 80250
tel: (800) 247-7421   Web Site
EIN: 84-1328829

Board Leadership
David N. Cook
Board Chair

CEO
Barbara Coombs Lee
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.88 four stars
  Financial 98.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Compassion & Choices works to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Our professional staff and trained volunteers help thousands of clients each year by listening without judgment to their fears and guiding their search for a peaceful, humane death. We help clients with advance directives, local service referrals and pain and symptom management. We offer information on self-determined dying when appropriate and provide emotional support through a difficult time. We employ educational training programs, media outreach and online and print publications to change healthcare practice, inform policy-makers, influence public opinion and empower individuals. Compassion & Choices devotes itself to creative legal and legislative initiatives to secure comprehensive and compassionate options at the end of life.

Compassion & Choices works to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Our professional staff and trained volunteers help thousands of clients each year by listening without judgment to their fears and guiding their search for a peaceful, humane death. We help clients with advance directives, local service referrals and pain and symptom management. We offer information on self-determined dying when appropriate and provide emotional support through a difficult time. We employ educational training programs, media outreach and online and print publications to change healthcare practice, inform policy-makers, influence public opinion and empower individuals. Compassion & Choices devotes itself to creative legal and legislative initiatives to secure comprehensive and compassionate options at the end of life.

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Financial

four stars

98.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 28.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Compassion & Choices on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Compassion & Choices on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Compassion & Choices (CO) 92.88 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,612,645
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,122,072
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,734,717
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,734,717
   Other Revenue $-160,470
TOTAL REVENUE $15,574,247
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,749,901
   Administrative Expenses $1,789,452
   Fundraising Expenses $1,243,726
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,783,079
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,208,832
   
Net Assets $17,847,732

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
Awareness and Education $5,453,939 39.7%
Advocacy $4,399,857 32.0%
Member Resources $1,139,882 8.3%

Ratings History
Compassion & Choices has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.88 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 95.67 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.86 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 98.61 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 98.63 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 96.29 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.14 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 84.64 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 93.66 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 95.70 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 92.24 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 96.32 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 73.16 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 91.43 four stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 97.68 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 84-1328829
Name in IRS Master File COMPASSION AND CHOICES
NTEE Code R67
NTEE Classification Right to Die, Euthanasia Issues
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name COMPASSION AND CHOICES
Ruling Date October, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$230,000 1.37% Barbara Coombs Lee President

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Charity Contact Info

Compassion & Choices
P.O. Box 101810
Denver, CO 80250
tel: (800) 247-7421
fax: (866) 312-2690
EIN: 84-1328829

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Board Leadership

David N. Cook
Board Chair

CEO

Barbara Coombs Lee
President

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