Better Business Bureau Report for
Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2020

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: Colon Cancer Prevention Project
Address: P O Box 4039
  Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-290-0288
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Colon Cancer Prevention Project's mission is to eliminate preventable colon cancer death and suffering.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Colon Cancer Prevention Project meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Project was formed in 2004 and is based in Louisville, where it works throughout the region. The Project works with local, state and national partners to impact the region, state, and country. The work the organization does is vast: policy work aimed at increasing screening rates and advocating for funds for the uninsured and under-insured people so they have access to screening. The Project oversees relationships with physicians and facilities who are donating services to help uninsured and under-insured people in the community get screened. The organization travels around the community with the giant inflatable colon at health fairs and events to provide community education on the risks of colon cancer and screening guidelines. The Project's major focus is community outreach and increasing screening rates in Kentucky.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, Colon Cancer Prevention Project's program expenses were:

Program Services 319,156
Total Program Expenses: $319,156
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Chief Executive : Amanda Smart, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Alan Forsythe
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Executive Director of KFC National Council and Advertising Coopertive Inc.

Co-Chair of the Board : John Jennings

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Account Executive, The Underwriters Group, Inc

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 3

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, membership.
Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $322,700, 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 Colon Cancer Prevention Project's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $223 invested in furniture and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Special Events, net 179,477
Contributions and Grants 143,223
Interest Income 163
Total Income $322,863


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 72%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $322,863
Program expenses $319,156
Fund raising expenses 51,376
Administrative expenses 70,125
Total expenses $440,657
Expenses in Excess of Income (117,794)
Beginning net assets 266,727
Ending net assets 148,933
Total liabilities 10,591
Total assets $159,524

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