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Children's Cancer Association

We prescribe joy

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three stars

82.81

1200 Northwest Naito Parkway Suite 140
Portland, OR 97209
tel: (503) 244-3141   Web Site
EIN: 93-1181662

Board Leadership
Rosemary Colliver
Board Chair

CEO
Regina Ellis
CEO, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.81 three stars
  Financial 75.70 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Children's Cancer Association (CCA) is a national leader prescribing free, innovative programs of JoyRx and has connected hundreds of thousands of children, teens, and their family members to the power of hope, comfort, and happiness in the last two decades.

CCA didn't start with a foundation, it started with a family. One who faced its own battle with serious pediatric illness in Portland, Oregon. From that experience came a passionate focus on the moment, and a commitment to deliver immediate help to kids when their need is the greatest.

We prescribe joy. Because we know in the fight against devastating illness, joy is often forgotten and something every child deserves. When seriously ill children, teens and their families need more than medicine, CCA's innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.

Children's Cancer Association (CCA) is a national leader prescribing free, innovative programs of JoyRx and has connected hundreds of thousands of children, teens, and their family members to the power of hope, comfort, and happiness in the last two decades.

CCA didn't start with a foundation, it started with a family. One who faced its own battle with serious pediatric illness in Portland, Oregon. From that experience came a passionate focus on the moment, and a commitment to deliver immediate help to kids when their need is the greatest.

We prescribe joy. Because we know in the fight against devastating illness, joy is often forgotten and something every child deserves. When seriously ill children, teens and their families need more than medicine, CCA's innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.

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Financial

two stars

75.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
69.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Cancer Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Cancer Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 82.81 three stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 96.87 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 86.06 three stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 88.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,996,213
   Federated Campaigns $3,739
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,229,055
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,229,007
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,229,007
   Other Revenue $173,091
TOTAL REVENUE $4,402,098
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,107,319
   Administrative Expenses $535,276
   Fundraising Expenses $921,207
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,563,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,704
   
Net Assets $3,175,418

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
Music RX $1,012,494 32.6%
Education and Resources $988,588 31.8%
Pediatric Chemo Pal Mentor $477,561 15.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-04 04/01/2019 82.81 three stars
2017-04 08/01/2018 86.85 three stars
2016-04 05/01/2017 88.21 three stars
2015-04 06/01/2016 89.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-04 03/01/2016 90.68 four stars
2014-04 11/01/2015 91.47 four stars
2014-04 10/01/2015 91.02 four stars
2013-04 08/01/2014 91.48 four stars
2012-04 05/01/2013 91.42 four stars
2011-04 07/01/2012 93.51 four stars
2010-04 11/01/2011 90.22 four stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 88.33 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 93.13 four stars
2009-04 07/01/2010 89.14 three stars
2008-04 05/01/2009 81.89 three stars
2007-04 10/01/2008 79.49 two stars
2006-04 07/01/2007 79.27 two stars
2005-04 07/01/2006 79.30 two stars
2004-04 09/01/2005 75.97 two 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 93-1181662
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS CANCER ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A99
NTEE Classification Arts, Culture, and Humanities N.E.C.
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
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 August, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,294 4.60% Regina Ellis CEO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$171,316 3.75% Megan Byrtek President, COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 82.81 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 86.90 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 86.06 three stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 92.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Cancer Association
1200 Northwest Naito Parkway
Suite 140
Portland, OR 97209
tel: (503) 244-3141
fax: (503) 892-1922
EIN: 93-1181662

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Board Leadership

Rosemary Colliver
Board Chair

CEO

Regina Ellis
CEO, Founder

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