Better Business Bureau Report for
Kids Cancer Alliance

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2017

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: Kids Cancer Alliance
Address: 607 W. Main Street, Suite 200
  Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-365-1538
Web Address:
Also known as:Indian Summer Camp
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1981, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of the Kids Cancer Alliance is to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer and their families through recreational and support programs.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Kids Cancer Alliance meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Kids Cancer Alliance provides camp and recreational programs to children with cancer and their families. The organization's largest running program, is the Indian Summer Oncology Camp, a week-long summer camp for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have cancer. The camp provides the opportunity for campers to be a kid again instead of a cancer patient. The organization also has a Sibling Camp Program, a Teen Weekender, Quarterly Events for the families, and a Family Retreat weekend. Kids Cancer Alliance also offers in-hospital programming, scholarships for childhood cancer survivors and a bereavement fund.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Kids Cancer Alliance's program expenses were:

Program services 368,743
Total Program Expenses: $368,743
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Chief Executive : Shelby Russell, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Jon Dubins
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Pilot, UPS

Board Size: 12

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, television, grant proposals, and cause-related marketing.
Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $303,524, 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 Kids Cancer Alliance's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $720,114 in unrestricted net assets and $24,000 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $620,411 in unrestricted net assets and $99,703 in board designated assets.

Source of Funds  
Special Events, net 183,984
Contributions and Grants 119,540
Investment Income 14,721
Unrealized Gains 9,648
Total Income $327,893


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 15% 

Total income $327,893
Program expenses $368,743
Fund raising expenses 49,384
Administrative expenses 75,037
Total expenses $493,164
Expenses in Excess of Income (165,271)
Beginning net assets 909,385
Ending net assets 744,114
Total liabilities 11,196
Total assets $755,310

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