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Bay Area Cancer Connections

Breast and ovarian cancer information and support

four stars

90.10

2335 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306
tel: (650) 326-6299   Web Site
EIN: 77-0417605

Board Leadership
Pamela Ratliff
President

CEO
Rina Bello
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.10 four stars
  Financial 86.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bay Area Cancer Connections supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.

Bay Area Cancer Connections supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of volunteers
411
Number of screening services provided
586
Number of client interactions
6,620
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bay Area Cancer Connections on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bay Area Cancer Connections on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
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?
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What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
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Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bay Area Cancer Connections (CA) 90.10 four stars
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (DC) 85.43 three stars
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (PA) 95.67 four stars
Bright Pink (IL) 88.15 three stars
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (TX) 90.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,176,502
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $140,574
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,317,076
   Program Service Revenue $6,407
Total Primary Revenue $1,323,483
   Other Revenue $243,072
TOTAL REVENUE $1,566,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,261,210
   Administrative Expenses $273,456
   Fundraising Expenses $132,426
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,667,092
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-100,537
   
Net Assets $3,425,805

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
Gabriella Patser Program $117,414 9.3%
Support Programs $80,191 6.4%

Ratings History
Bay Area Cancer Connections has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 90.10 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2019 91.96 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 91.48 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.32 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 93.12 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.09 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.99 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 96.33 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 98.76 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 98.67 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.11 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 94.50 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 92.79 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 85.50 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 85.88 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 77.02 two stars
2004-06 01/05/2005 84.99 three 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 77-0417605
Name in IRS Master File BAY AREA CANCER CONNECTIONS
NTEE Code G30
NTEE Classification Cancer
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
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
(179) Other health services
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 February, 1996
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,250 7.87% Rina Bello Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bay Area Cancer Connections (CA) 90.10 four stars
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (TX) 90.27 four stars
SHARE (NY) 92.38 four stars
Breastcancer.org (PA) 92.74 four stars
Breast Cancer Alliance (CT) 92.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bay Area Cancer Connections
2335 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
tel: (650) 326-6299
fax: (650) 326-6673
EIN: 77-0417605

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Board Leadership

Pamela Ratliff
President

CEO

Rina Bello
Executive Director

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