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CaringBridge

The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. We work as the catalyst of love and healing for more than a half a million people each day.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 9/28/2012
1715 Yankee Doodle Road
Suite 301
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: (651) 452-7940
Fax: (651) 681-7115
EIN 42-1529394
Principal Staff Sona Mehring, Founder & CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 54
Number of Volunteers 2161
Number of Clients Served 43,000,000
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair Janice Aune
Number of Board Members 15
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 11.5
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
CaringBridge believes that, in times of need, the greatest source of healing is the support of family and friends. Our mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. In 2013, 76,000 new CaringBridge websites were created, allowing people to connect with friends and family, rallying emotional support when it’s needed most. The past year also saw 43 million people connecting with a loved one through CaringBridge websites, utilizing updated features including easy-to-use journals, enhanced guestbooks, and a planner for organizing help for life's day-to-day needs. We raised $7,522,388 in charitable donations, allowing people across the world to continue to connect during life’s most important moments.
Current Goals
In 2014, our goal is for 79,000 new CaringBridge Websites to be created. 2.3 million new registered visitors will join CaringBridge, bringing CaringBridge’s total registered visitors to 21.7 million. Raising $7.5 million in charitable giving revenue will sustain CaringBridge’s evolving and improving services. In order to best meet the needs of users, a focus on the mobile experience is an important goal in 2014, ensuring people can connect through CaringBridge easily on any mobile device, any time, anywhere.
Community or Constituency Served
The CaringBridge community is made up of patients, authors, visitors and/or donors, communicating with friends and family during a loved one's health event.
Geographic Area Served
CaringBridge serves people in all 50 states and more than 225 countries/territories around the world.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $5,906,050 79.7%
Management: $956,078 12.9%
Fundraising: $545,693 7.4%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $4,044,028 $3,985,457 $3,592,773
Beginning of Year $3,985,457 $3,592,773 $4,198,848
Difference $58,571 $392,684 ($606,075)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $4,044,028
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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