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Health : Patient and Family Support

Cancer Support Community

So that no one faces cancer alone.

96.66

5614 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 280
Washington, DC 20015
tel: (202) 659-9709   Web Site
EIN: 95-4163931

Board Leadership
Lauren G. Barnes
Chair

CEO
Kim Thiboldeaux
CEO

Charity Navigator

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (OH) 87.57
Adler Aphasia Center (NJ) 89.47
Toby Keith Foundation (OK) 86.39
Cancer Care Services (TX) 89.83

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,428,969
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $520,310
   Fundraising Events $1,123,533
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,072,812
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,072,812
   Other Revenue $-62,932
TOTAL REVENUE $11,009,880
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,930,799
   Administrative Expenses $729,632
   Fundraising Expenses $560,843
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,221,274
   
Payments to Affiliates $112,141
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $788,606
   
Net Assets $11,691,042

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 $6,966,023 78.0%
Research and Training Institute $1,116,350 12.5%
Policy Institute $848,426 9.5%

Ratings History
Cancer Support Community has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 10/01/2021 96.66
2018-12 06/01/2020 96.66
2017-12 06/01/2019 96.66
2016-12 05/01/2018 96.66
2015-12 08/01/2017 97.17
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.85
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.38
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.97
2011-06 11/06/2012 91.53
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.54
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.31
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.90
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 98.22
2009-06 08/01/2010 98.56
2008-06 08/01/2009 90.17
2007-06 03/01/2009 89.70
2006-06 03/01/2007 89.69
2005-06 04/01/2006 86.77
2004-06 11/01/2005 95.15

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
$361,452 3.53% Kim Thiboldeaux CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Cancer Support Community
5614 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 280
Washington, DC 20015
tel: (202) 659-9709
EIN: 95-4163931

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Board Leadership

Lauren G. Barnes
Chair

CEO

Kim Thiboldeaux
CEO

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