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Breast Cancer Charities of America

CharityWatch report issued
August 2019

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
34%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$67
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Breast Cancer Charities of America
PO Box 132962
The Woodlands, TX 77393

Other Names

iGoPink

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 34%

The percentage of Breast Cancer Charities of America's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$2,500,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $67

How many dollars Breast Cancer Charities of America spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$2,200,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
The Breast Cancer Charities of America Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
The Breast Cancer Charities of America IRS Form 990 26-4602950
Entity: The Breast Cancer Charities of America
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: The Breast Cancer Charities of America
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 26-4602950

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
Breast Cancer Charities of America
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Breast Cancer Charities of America
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Erica Johnson CEO $148,292
1
Name: Erica Johnson
Title: CEO
Compensation: $148,292

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to The Breast Cancer Charities of America 2018 tax filing, the Organization received donations of in-kind goods on which it placed a total value of approximately $5.7 million. Of this amount, approximately $3.6 million consisted of donated clothing and household goods; approximately $2.1 million consisted of donated drugs and medical supplies (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

According to The Breast Cancer Charities of America consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note A, Donated Services), the Organization received donated services in 2018 on which it placed a total value of $226,764, including $87,918 in donated program advertising & educational online platform space, and $83,567 in donated services for their special events.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]
According to The Breast Cancer Charities of America consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note L, Concentrations):

"The Organization received 85% and 93% of cash contributions, for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, from one fundraiser. Total cash contributions received from this fundraiser for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, were $1,801,317 and $3,173,625, respectively."

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