Better Business Bureau Report for
Children’s Cancer Foundation (Maryland)

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Children’s Cancer Foundation (Maryland)
Address: 5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 204
  Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 443-546-4479
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1983, Maryland
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: “to raise funds to support facilities, research and programs to aid in the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer.”

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Evaluation Conclusions


Children’s Cancer Foundation (Maryland) (CCF) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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CCF supports facilities treating children with cancer and researchers and programs designed to assist children or families facing a diagnoses of cancer in Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia. The organization has raised funds for, and distributed funds to, the pediatric oncology units at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Sinai Hospital, The University of Maryland Medical System, The Children’s National Health System and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Children’s Inn at NIH.

For the year ended December 31, 2014, CCF's program expenses were:

Program services 563,870
Total Program Expenses: $563,870
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Chief Executive : Natasha Museles, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Dr. Jerrold Chadwick, Jr.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Guest Services

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 3

*2015 compensation, as reported by the charity, includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Special events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, and Internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $870,099, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on CCF's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Special events, net 599,091
Contributions 271,008
Investment and other -3,123
Total Income $866,976


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 68%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 17% 

Total income $866,976
Program expenses $563,870
Fund raising expenses 127,268
Administrative expenses 144,366
Total expenses $835,504
Income in Excess of Expenses 31,472
Beginning net assets 768,742
Ending net assets 800,214
Total liabilities 262,427
Total assets $1,062,641

Note: In the financial statement above, "other changes in net assets" refers to pension related changes other than net periodic pension costs.

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