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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Cancer Wellness Center

Helping people live better while living with cancer

four stars

93.48

215 Revere Drive Northbrook, IL 60062
tel: (847) 509-9595   Web Site
EIN: 36-3604463

Board Leadership
Justin Sheperd
Chair

CEO
Nancy Bulzoni
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.48 four stars
  Financial 95.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.02
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Wellness Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Wellness Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Wellness Center (IL) 93.48 four stars
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 91.95 four stars
Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 94.38 four stars
Us TOO International (IL) 91.90 four stars
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 89.39 three stars

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The Cancer Wellness Center was founded in 1989 to help people live better while living with cancer. We help people feel more connected by becoming part of a comfortable community of people who understand, because they are going through it too. We deal with the very real emotional issues that cancer can cause by offering trained, experienced counseling and support. We nurture mind, body and spirit with programs that offer simple exercises, stress relief, healthy diets, relaxing activities, and meaningful conversations. In addition, we offer an extensive library of books, tapes and videos, and involve discussions with other participants.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $860,002
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $552,294
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,412,296
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,412,296
   Other Revenue $-71,766
TOTAL REVENUE $1,340,530
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $946,847
   Administrative Expenses $145,179
   Fundraising Expenses $79,091
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,171,117
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $169,413
   
Net Assets $2,589,024

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
Counseling Services $492,361 52.0%
Group Program Services $227,243 24.0%
Wellness Programs $151,496 16.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 93.48 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 83.12 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 88.67 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 84.14 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 75.19 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 77.68 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.63 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 71.74 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 77.52 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 70.38 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 70.79 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 69.54 one star
2004-12 10/01/2005 68.17 one star
2003-12 07/01/2005 79.58 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 36-3604463
Name in IRS Master File CANCER WELLNESS CENTER
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 (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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$112,835 9.63% Nancy Bulzoni Executive Director

The Cancer Wellness Center was founded in 1989 to help people live better while living with cancer. We help people feel more connected by becoming part of a comfortable community of people who understand, because they are going through it too. We deal with the very real emotional issues that cancer can cause by offering trained, experienced counseling and support. We nurture mind, body and spirit with programs that offer simple exercises, stress relief, healthy diets, relaxing activities, and meaningful conversations. In addition, we offer an extensive library of books, tapes and videos, and involve discussions with other participants.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Wellness Center (IL) 93.48 four stars
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 89.39 three stars
Kidney Cancer Association (IL) 91.36 four stars
Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 94.38 four stars
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (DC) 90.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cancer Wellness Center
215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
tel: (847) 509-9595
fax: (847) 509-9596
EIN: 36-3604463

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Board Leadership

Justin Sheperd
Chair

CEO

Nancy Bulzoni
Executive Director

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