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The V Foundation
14600 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
tel: (800) 454-6698
fax: (919) 380-0025
EIN: 13-3705951

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Board Leadership

Steven M. Bornstein
Board Chair


Susan Braun
Chief Executive Officer

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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

The V Foundation

For Cancer Research

(out of 100)
Overall 97.06 4 stars
  Financial 98.88 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 11/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Primary Revenue Growth 32.4%
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The V Foundation on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,010,396
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,866,341
   Related Organizations $1,331,149
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,207,886
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $30,207,886
   Other Revenue $885,156
TOTAL REVENUE $31,093,042
   Program Expenses $16,714,322
   Administrative Expenses $801,513
   Fundraising Expenses $1,304,498
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,272,709
Net Assets $31,312,483


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$335,217 1.78% Susan Braun Chief Executive Officer


The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993. Since then, The V Foundation has raised more than $150 million and awarded cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers have developed their laboratories and taken their science from the labs to the clinics with the help of funds raised by The V Foundation. The V Foundation started with the dream of Jim Valvano, the passionate and committed former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster, as he battled cancer. The V Foundation has an excellent track record for finding and funding elite young scientists.

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