Impact Investment Statement

Impact Investment Statement


Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) has earned accolades for more than two decades for fiscal discipline and is honored to be the recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Torch Award as Oregon’s 2019 Charity of the Year. The BBB Torch Awards shine the spotlight across the nation on businesses and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in dedication to integrity and ethical business practices.

At CCA, we are proud of the mission impact our donors have funded over the last 24 years, earning status as a GuideStar Platinum-rated charity, a Great Nonprofits top-rated organization, and a three-star Charity Navigator nonprofit—as well as being named one of Oregon’s top ten 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Most Admired Companies as voted by our region’s CEOs in the Portland Business Journal.

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors and partners and work hard to maintain the highest levels of transparency and stewardship, as reflected by these accolades.


Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) makes bold investments in our people, systems, and strategic growth. Our most important asset is our people. Our professional team members power our mission impact and innovation. We attract and retain critical talent by offering competitive salaries and benefits.

We remain financially sustainable by continually investing in our fundraising capabilities. CCA receives no government funding and prides itself on maintaining deep relationships with individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners. For the last 24 years, with the help of our investors, CCA has provided all services and programming free-of-charge to children, families and hospital partners.

Administrative and fundraising expense ratios will fluctuate annually, depending on our stage of program growth and capital campaigning. CCA measures its fundraising and administrative efficiency by our ability to deliver the highest quality of programming we can today, while building our capability to execute our strategic plan goals for the future. In 2019, CCA passed a milestone of delivering Joy-based interactions more than one million times to seriously ill kids, teens, and their families since our founding in 1995. Without robust administrative and fundraising investments, this achievement wouldn’t be possible.

For more information on the power and impact of our donors’ investments, please read our Community Investment Report.