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Health : Patient and Family Support

Children's Cancer Association

JoyRx Heals

82.20

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

Board Leadership
Scott Burton
Board Chair

CEO
Danielle York
President And GM

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.20
  Financial 74.83
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Children's Cancer Association (CCA), our mission is to deliver Joy-centric programs that create immediate and measurable improvement to the mental and emotional wellness of young patients.

We know it takes more than medicine to treat cancer and serious illness. When a child is facing life's most challenging moments, they also need emotional healing.


For 25 years, CCA has delivered programs to help young patients find their Joy. JoyRx Music, Mentorship, and Nature programs reduce the loneliness, stress, and perception of pain for young patients-transforming their pediatric healthcare experience-and are offered at no-cost to families and hospital partners.


Simply put: Joy makes sick kids feel better.

At Children's Cancer Association (CCA), our mission is to deliver Joy-centric programs that create immediate and measurable improvement to the mental and emotional wellness of young patients.

We know it takes more than medicine to treat cancer and serious illness. When a child is facing life's most challenging moments, they also need emotional healing.


For 25 years, CCA has delivered programs to help young patients find their Joy. JoyRx Music, Mentorship, and Nature programs reduce the loneliness, stress, and perception of pain for young patients-transforming their pediatric healthcare experience-and are offered at no-cost to families and hospital partners.


Simply put: Joy makes sick kids feel better.

Financial

74.83

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
67.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In 2017, CCA recruited and formed a Young Adult Alliance (YAA) comprised of 10 teens, ages of 13 and 21 Members of the alliance share a passion and interest for improving the quality and quantity of programs accessible to the teen/young adult patient population because they themselves are receiving, or have received, care for a serious illness which resulted in treatment or hospitalization within the last four years CCA’s YYA bring ideas and insights that we would otherwise miss Early questions we asked included: Do you want activities while in hospital, or post-treatment? Would you want to bring along a friend or sibling? And so on As our ‘alumnae’, members teach us about their perspective, challenges, and needs as they navigate their journey
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 82.20
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 91.13
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 90.06
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.86
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado (CO) 86.29

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,707,519
   Federated Campaigns $5,055
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,271,967
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,984,541
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,984,541
   Other Revenue $240,556
TOTAL REVENUE $5,225,097
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,270,077
   Administrative Expenses $562,340
   Fundraising Expenses $1,155,197
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,987,614
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $237,483
   
Net Assets $3,421,054

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 $1,147,343 35.1%
Education and Resources $1,014,075 31.0%
Pediatric Chemo Pal Mentor $512,242 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-04 03/01/2020 82.20
2018-04 04/01/2019 82.81
2017-04 08/01/2018 86.85
2016-04 05/01/2017 88.21
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 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, 2019
  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,779 4.44% Regina Ellis CJO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$124,005 2.48% Megan Byrtek Former President, COO
$108,146 2.16% Danielle York President, General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 82.20
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 90.06
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 92.65
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 92.48
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 98.08

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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

Scott Burton
Board Chair

CEO

Danielle York
President And GM

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