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Melanoma Research Foundation

Research, educate, advocate

two stars

78.37

1420 K Street, NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 673-1290   Web Site
EIN: 76-0514428

Board Leadership
Steven Silverstein
Chair

CEO
Kyleigh LiPira
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.37 two stars
  Financial 69.68 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an dedicated advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF's website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.

Founded in 1996, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an dedicated advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF's website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.

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Financial

one star

69.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 102.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Melanoma Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Melanoma Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Melanoma Research Foundation (DC) 78.37 two stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 92.61 four stars
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (MA) 96.66 four stars
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,461,156
   Federated Campaigns $151,277
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,296,844
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,909,277
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,909,277
   Other Revenue $-15,656
TOTAL REVENUE $5,893,621
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,912,558
   Administrative Expenses $311,058
   Fundraising Expenses $408,394
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,632,010
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,261,611
   
Net Assets $-32,497

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Research $1,719,132 43.9%
Education $1,243,601 31.8%
Advocacy $949,825 24.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 07/01/2019 78.37 two stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 80.00 three stars
2016-03 08/01/2017 82.94 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 93.03 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 91.48 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.81 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 93.21 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 97.44 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 91.83 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 87.38 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.48 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 93.86 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 76-0514428
Name in IRS Master File MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,421 2.59% Kyleigh Lipira Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$40,192 0.86% Eleanor Brtva Interim Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Melanoma Research Foundation (DC) 78.37 two stars
Colon Cancer Coalition (MN) 86.69 three stars
Commonweal (CA) 96.66 four stars
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (PA) 87.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Melanoma Research Foundation
1420 K Street, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 673-1290
fax: (202) 347-9678
EIN: 76-0514428

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 759329
Baltimore, MD 21275

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Board Leadership

Steven Silverstein
Chair

CEO

Kyleigh LiPira
Chief Executive Officer

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