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Cancer Support Community

So that no one faces cancer alone.

four stars

96.66

1050 17th Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (888) 793-9355   Web Site
EIN: 95-4163931

Board Leadership
Jill Durovsik
Chair

CEO
Kim Thiboldeaux
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community is leading the way in empowering people affected by cancer, by addressing their individual needs, linking them to a community of support, and helping them to live better lives, so that no one faces cancer alone.

Formed from the union of two of the foremost cancer support organizations - The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club - the Cancer Support Community is one of the world's largest providers of cancer support services and the nation's largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals. Our grassroots network of over 50 local affiliates and over 100 satellite locations delivers a comprehensive array of personalized services to cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community is leading the way in empowering people affected by cancer, by addressing their individual needs, linking them to a community of support, and helping them to live better lives, so that no one faces cancer alone.

Formed from the union of two of the foremost cancer support organizations - The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club - the Cancer Support Community is one of the world's largest providers of cancer support services and the nation's largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals. Our grassroots network of over 50 local affiliates and over 100 satellite locations delivers a comprehensive array of personalized services to cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of individuals diagnosed with cancer and caregivers that are part of the Cancer Experience Registry
13,500
This impact information is current as of October 2019, 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Support Community on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cancer Support Community on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66 four stars
Angel Foundation (MN) 88.55 three stars
Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem (NC) 91.56 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (AL) 87.56 three stars
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FL) 89.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,521,351
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $502,855
   Fundraising Events $583,097
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,607,303
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,607,303
   Other Revenue $16,888
TOTAL REVENUE $8,624,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,099,399
   Administrative Expenses $513,944
   Fundraising Expenses $509,792
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,123,135
   
Payments to Affiliates $132,568
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $501,056
   
Net Assets $10,614,981

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
Health and Well-Being Programs $5,497,300 77.4%
Research and Training Institute $1,063,909 15.0%
Policy Institute $538,190 7.6%

Ratings History
Cancer Support Community has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 96.66 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.85 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.38 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.97 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 91.53 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.54 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.31 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.90 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 98.22 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 98.56 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 90.17 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 89.70 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 89.69 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 86.77 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 95.15 four 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 95-4163931
Name in IRS Master File CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1993
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$345,001 4.24% Kim Thiboldeaux President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66 four stars
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation (FL) 93.16 four stars
Pet Partners (WA) 87.24 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (DC) 92.68 four stars
CaringBridge (MN) 88.97 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cancer Support Community
1050 17th Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (888) 793-9355
EIN: 95-4163931

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Board Leadership

Jill Durovsik
Chair

CEO

Kim Thiboldeaux
Chief Executive Officer

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