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Melanoma Research Foundation

Research, educate, advocate

three stars

89.02

1411 K Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 673-1290   Web Site
EIN: 76-0514428

Board Leadership
Steven Silverstein
Chair

CEO
Timothy Turnham
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial * 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial *

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 23.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 60.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Melanoma Research Foundation (DC) 89.02 three stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 93.81 four stars
Leukemia Research Foundation (IL) 91.72 four stars
Kidney Cancer Association (IL) 91.36 four stars
The V Foundation (NC) 96.46 four stars

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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 active 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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,606,463
   Federated Campaigns $59,470
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,063,992
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,729,925
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,729,925
   Other Revenue $-234,531
TOTAL REVENUE $5,495,394
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,427,169
   Administrative Expenses $522,145
   Fundraising Expenses $434,470
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,383,784
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-888,390
   
Net Assets $789,509

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 $2,967,655 54.7%
Education $1,556,821 28.7%
Advocacy $902,693 16.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,050 2.60% Timothy Turnham Executive Director

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 active 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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Melanoma Research Foundation (DC) 89.02 three stars
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (MA) 90.87 four stars
Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 94.38 four stars
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia (GA) 93.17 four stars
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (DC) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Melanoma Research Foundation
1411 K Street, NW
Suite 800
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

Timothy Turnham
Executive Director

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