Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Compassion & Choices

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

four stars

96.56

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 96.56 four stars
  Financial 96.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

96.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,753,843
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,721,458
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,475,301
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,475,301
   Other Revenue $185,531
TOTAL REVENUE $8,660,832
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,575,155
   Administrative Expenses $1,939,136
   Fundraising Expenses $1,294,448
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,808,739
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,147,907
   
Net Assets $12,116,932

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,795 1.58% Barbara Coombs Lee President

Mission

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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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