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Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
July 2017

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
14%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$69
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
249 Lincoln Way East
New Oxford, PA 17350

Other Names

CCRF
Kids Cancer Society

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

Improves the mental, social and emotional well-being of children with cancer & their families.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 14%

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

$4,600,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $69

How many dollars Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$4,300,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
53% $28
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation IRS Form 990 33-0418563
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation Audited Financial Statements 33-0418563
Entity: Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 33-0418563
Entity: Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 33-0418563

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.
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
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

Unable to Provide Salaries

CharityWatch is unable to provide a range of Top Three Salaries for this charity for the above fiscal reporting year because we lack complete salary data for the organization. Except for officers, directors, and trustees, the IRS does not require breakouts of salaries totaling less than $100,000.

For example, XYZ charity would be required to provide a breakout in its tax form of compensation to its president of $55,000, but would not be required to provide a breakout of $99,000 in compensation to its top medical researcher if that person is not also an officer, director, or trustee of the organization.

This charity reports that compensation to its officers, directors, and trustees is under $100,000 per individual. Donors who would like to view limited salary data for this organization should refer to its tax form, which may be available on the charity's web site or from a number of third-party sources. See CharityWatch's Links page for information on obtaining copies of charity tax forms.


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 Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) 2016 tax filing, CCRF received in-kind donations valued at $8,134,635 in 2016, with $7,930,718 consisting of donated drugs and medical supplies (IRS Form 990 Schedule M).

CCRF reports shipping the $7,930,718 in donated medication to five organizations that it lists by name and country, three located in Guatemala, one in Honduras, and one in the Dominican Republic (IRS Form 990 Schedule F).

[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 Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation audit of December 31, 2016, (Note 6, Economic Dependency):

"For the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Organization received approximately 97% and 96% of its cash contributions from three telemarketing agencies totaling $4,162,586 and $5,065,993, respectively."

"The Organization's ability to maintain or improve operations would be severely impacted by a material reduction in these funds."
According to the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation audit of December 31, 2016, (Note 9, Commitments and Contingencies):

"During the year ended December 31, 2016, there have been inquiries made to the Organization from two state attorney generals. Based on an evaluation that included consultations with an outside legal counsel concerning the legal and factual issues involved, management believes these matters will not result in a material adverse effect on the Organization's operations and financial position."
According to the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 7, Related Party Transactions):

"The Organization has an Affiliation Agreement with CRFI, now CRFI, Inc. [Cancer Recovery Foundation International, Inc., after merging with Cancer Recovery Foundation of America on January 1, 2016], to provide certain program, fundraising, and administrative support. Under the terms of the agreement, the Organization pays CRFI, Inc. $1,000 a month for license of marks and logos, $300 an hour for program service development and implementation, $500 an hour for fundraising development, and $150 an hour for administrative and management services." Under the terms of the agreement, CRFI, Inc. billed CCRF $476,935 during the year ended December 31, 2016.


Also according to the CCRF 2016 audit (Note 7, Related Party Transactions & Note 12, Subsequent Event):

"CRFI, Inc. paid the Organization $10,721 and $33,372 in rental income during the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, to help cover the rent expense of the office, as CRFI, Inc. shared office space with the Organization until July 2016 when the Organization relocated office space..." (Note 7).

"In March 2017, the Organization entered into an agreement with CRFI, Inc. for rent owed to the Organization from June 2016 through December 2016 in the total amount of $14,357. Interest is payable on the unpaid balance at a rate of 5% annually. Payments are due in installments of $1,000 made every month, with the first payment due on April 1, 2017" (Note 12).


According to the CCRF 2016 tax filing, CCRF and CRFI, Inc. share a common board member (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Parts IV & V). The President of CCRF, Stephen Dukes, also is a CRFI, Inc. Director, based on each charity's respective 2016 tax filing. Additionally, Greg Anderson, the founder of both organizations, is reported as the President of CRFI, Inc. in 2016, and he was the Acting Executive Director of CCRF in 2014.

[Note: CharityWatch issues a separate rating for Cancer Recovery Foundation International (CRFI, Inc.).]


Also according to the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) 2016 tax filing (IRS Form 990 Schedule O), CCRF reports: "Stephen Dukes, Board President, is the brother of Gregory Dukes, Director." CCRF reports having a five-person board of directors at the end of 2016 (IRS Form 990 Part VII).

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