Contact & General Information

First Candle (National Office)
9 Newport Drive
Suite 200
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Tax Status: 501(c)3

Other Names

SIDS Alliance
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance
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Stated Mission

To promote safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Provides compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby.
Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/14

Program Percentage :  87 %

Calculated Total Expenses (rounded) :  $1,100,000 

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Cost to Raise $100 :  $ 12

Calculated Total Contributions (rounded) :  $500,000 

Cost to Raise $100 signifies how many dollars a charity spends on Fundraising to raise each $100 of Contributions.

Government Funding

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For the reporting year rated by CharityWatch, this charity received cash grants/contributions from government sources within a range of:

0% to 24%

Financial Documents

First Candle (National Office)'s rating is based on CharityWatch's in-depth analysis of the following documents for the fiscal year represented:

Entity Document Type Tax Id #
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance Audited Financial Statements 52-1591162
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance IRS Form 990 52-1591162

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