Cancer Care, Inc.

Over 75 Years of Help and Hope.

aka CancerCare   |   New York, NY   |
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Cancer Care, Inc.

EIN: 13-1825919


CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Patricia J. Goldsmith

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Christine Verini

Main address

275 Seventh Avenue, FL 22

New York, NY 10001 USA

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Subject area info

Health care quality

Health care access

Community mental health care

Mental health counseling


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Population served info


NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Counseling and Support

Our staff of professional masters level oncology social workers provide individual and group support. in-person, online and virtually, and practical information and resources to help you better cope with cancer.

Population(s) Served

Helps with treatment-related costs, such as transportation, home care and child care. View available assistance and eligibility guidelines.

Population(s) Served

Helps people with cancer overcome financial access and treatment barriers by assisting them with co-payments for their prescribed treatments. View covered diagnoses and eligibility guidelines.

Population(s) Served

Leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information in one-hour educational cancer workshops over the telephone or online. We also offer provide publications about cancer-related topics »

We are currently unable to accept workshop registrations through the mail. Please register online or call 800-813-4673.

Population(s) Served

Written by experts, our easy-to-read booklets and fact sheets provide reliable information on cancer-related topics. We also offer educational workshops by phone or online »

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.31 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 26% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Cancer Care, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Cancer Care, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$70,658 $2,447,474 $841,416 $1,403,626 -$208,832
As % of expenses -0.4% 14.1% 4.6% 7.7% -1.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$505,310 $2,057,880 $533,465 $1,081,937 -$522,772
As % of expenses -2.9% 11.6% 2.9% 5.9% -3.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $17,500,532 $20,413,573 $16,914,770 $17,435,253 $20,898,719
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.1% 16.6% -17.1% 3.1% 19.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.9% 2.7% 3.8% 2.1% 6.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.9%
All other grants and contributions 88.8% 91.2% 90.0% 88.6% 79.5%
Other revenue 9.2% 6.0% 6.2% 9.2% 5.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $16,964,089 $17,321,386 $18,245,467 $18,142,754 $16,842,684
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.4% 2.1% 5.3% -0.6% -7.2%
Personnel 45.4% 49.3% 49.2% 52.4% 58.2%
Professional fees 10.6% 13.4% 10.9% 13.6% 13.5%
Occupancy 9.9% 9.0% 8.1% 9.4% 10.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 22.3% 15.7% 20.3% 16.8% 6.9%
All other expenses 11.8% 12.6% 11.4% 7.8% 11.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $17,398,741 $17,710,980 $18,553,418 $18,464,443 $17,156,624
One month of savings $1,413,674 $1,443,449 $1,520,456 $1,511,896 $1,403,557
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $644,806 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $19,457,221 $19,154,429 $20,073,874 $19,976,339 $18,560,181

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.5 2.7 5.2 5.5 5.1
Months of cash and investments 9.5 9.8 12.1 13.9 13.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.1 7.6 7.7 8.6 9.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $3,580,340 $3,952,570 $7,839,251 $8,355,687 $7,219,553
Investments $9,819,756 $10,240,975 $10,517,824 $12,588,523 $12,053,416
Receivables $3,035,417 $4,800,111 $1,543,289 $1,181,294 $1,768,409
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,253,348 $6,379,684 $6,489,606 $5,986,118 $6,025,868
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 68.4% 73.1% 76.6% 79.3% 83.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 15.4% 14.0% 25.1% 26.4% 19.1%
Unrestricted net assets $10,593,600 $12,651,480 $13,184,945 $14,266,882 $13,744,110
Temporarily restricted net assets $6,424,576 $7,002,498 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $6,424,576 $7,002,498 $4,543,567 $4,125,080 $5,598,788
Total net assets $17,018,176 $19,653,978 $17,728,512 $18,391,962 $19,342,898

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Patricia J. Goldsmith

Patricia J. Goldsmith joined CancerCare in 2014 as Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the vision and direction of the organization. Ms. Goldsmith brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management and strategic planning experience to the role, and has a proven track record of success in hospital and physician academic organizations, as well as nongovernmental health care organizations. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Prior to joining NCCN, Ms. Goldsmith was Vice President for Institutional Development, Public Affairs and Marketing at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute-Comprehensive Cancer Center.\n\nMs. Goldsmith has studied at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Missouri Bloch School of Business and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Chief Operating Officer

Christine Verini

Christine Verini is Chief Operating Officer at CancerCare. In this role, Ms. Verini serves as a key member of CancerCare’s Executive Leadership Team with a primary focus on expanding existing and future mission-based programs and enhancing and building organizational support and collaborations. Ms. Verini is charged with overseeing daily operations and provides leadership to functional areas, including social services, human resources, finance, business development, information technology, facilities, financial assistance, education and communications. She develops and executes organizational strategies and business plans, evaluates and revise processes and procedures and serves as business partner to the CEO.\nMs. Verini holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. John’s University and is a registered pharmacist by training.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Michael Parisi

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Christine Converse Hogan

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John N Evans

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Paul M Friedman

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Stephen M Fields

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John Keating


Alton Kremer

Wayne M Sichel

Craig Vosburg


Loretta Moseman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/28/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/13/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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