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Children's Cancer Association

We prescribe joy

89.22

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

Board Leadership
Andy Lytle
Board Chair

CEO
Regina Ellis
CEO, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.22
  Financial * 84.76
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial *

84.76

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
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.

Highly Rated

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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,680,108
   Federated Campaigns $15,648
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,347,675
   Related Organizations $250,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,293,431
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,293,431
   Other Revenue $-12,374
TOTAL REVENUE $4,281,057
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,667,288
   Administrative Expenses $387,285
   Fundraising Expenses $661,753
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,716,326
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $564,731
   
Net Assets $2,191,620

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 $988,931 37.1%
Pediatric Chemo Pal Mentor $427,159 16.0%
Education and Resources $413,158 15.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-04 06/01/2016 89.22
 
CN 2.0
2015-04 03/01/2016 90.68
2014-04 11/01/2015 91.47
2014-04 10/01/2015 91.02
2013-04 08/01/2014 91.48
2012-04 05/01/2013 91.42
2011-04 07/01/2012 93.51
2010-04 11/01/2011 90.22
2010-04 09/20/2011 88.33
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 93.13
2009-04 07/01/2010 89.14
2008-04 05/01/2009 81.89
2007-04 10/01/2008 79.49
2006-04 07/01/2007 79.27
2005-04 07/01/2006 79.30
2004-04 09/01/2005 75.97

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
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, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
  • April, 2012
  • April, 2011

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
$155,397 4.18% Regina Ellis CEO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$42,395 1.14% Cliff Ellis Caring Cabin Program Manager

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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Children's Cancer Association (OR) 89.22
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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

Andy Lytle
Board Chair

CEO

Regina Ellis
CEO, Founder

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