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National Children's Cancer Society

CharityWatch report issued
May 2023

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

Contact Information

National Children's Cancer Society
500 North Broadway
Suite 1850
St. Louis, MO 63102

Other Names

Children's Cancer Assistance Fund

Tax Status




Stated Mission

Provides emotional, financial, and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2022

Program Percentage: 23%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $51

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


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

National Children's Cancer Society'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
42% $36
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
The National Children's Cancer Society IRS Form 990 37-1227890
The National Children's Cancer Society Audited Financial Statements 37-1227890
Entity: The National Children's Cancer Society
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 37-1227890
Entity: The National Children's Cancer Society
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 37-1227890

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.
National Children's Cancer Society
meets governance benchmarks.
National Children's Cancer Society
meets transparency benchmarks.
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 Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Mark Stolze President/CEO $234,045
2 Lori Milner VP of Marketing $116,190
3 Gail Crawford CFO $111,345
Name: Mark Stolze
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $234,045
Name: Lori Milner
Title: VP of Marketing
Compensation: $116,190
Name: Gail Crawford
Title: CFO
Compensation: $111,345

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 National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) audit of September 30, 2022 (Note 10, Aid Grants), NCCS received "in-kind contributions, consisting primarily of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies" in fiscal 2022 on which it placed a total value of $28,126,835; NCCS "disbursed $25,664,919" of these in-kind contributions in fiscal 2022.

The NCCS fiscal 2022 tax filing reports that NCCS received $28,126,835 in donated drugs and medical supplies and distributed $25,664,919 in "medical supplies" to unidentified organizations in the regions of: Central America & the Caribbean, the Middle East & North Africa, Europe (including Iceland & Greenland), and East Asia & the Pacific (IRS Form 990, Schedules M & 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 National Children's Cancer Society audit of September 30, 2022 (Note 12, Related Party Transactions):

"One of the asset custodians is a financial institution for which a member of the board of the National Children's Cancer Society is an officer. The amount paid to the asset custodian during the year ended September 30, 2022 totaled $52,179. The board member was not directly compensated for services provided."

According to The National Children's Cancer Society audit of September 30, 2022 (Note 13, Risks and Uncertainties):

"The Organization's assets include investments in various securities, which, in general, are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, market, and credit risks. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities and the level of uncertainty related to changes in the value of investment securities, it is reasonably possible that changes in risks in the near term would materially affect the amounts reported in the balance sheets and the statements of activities."