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Free to Breathe

A Partnership for Lung Cancer Survival

three stars

84.72

1 Point Place Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719
tel: (608) 833-7905   Web Site
EIN: 45-0505050

Board Leadership
Brandon Stiles
President

CEO
Nancy Sanford
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.72 three stars
  Financial 78.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Free to Breathe has undertaken the bold, yet attainable, goal of doubling the survival rate of those diagnosed with lung cancer by 2022. Comprised of lung cancer survivors, leading medical practitioners, respected research authorities, advocates and other industry leaders, Free to Breathe is a representative of those affected by and fighting for a cure for lung cancer. Free to Breathe utilizes a multifaceted approach of funding cutting edge research, providing information on current treatment options and ensuring patients benefit from innovative therapies. Through its work, Free to Breathe provides the thousands diagnosed with lung cancer each year the hope of an eventual cure.

Free to Breathe has undertaken the bold, yet attainable, goal of doubling the survival rate of those diagnosed with lung cancer by 2022. Comprised of lung cancer survivors, leading medical practitioners, respected research authorities, advocates and other industry leaders, Free to Breathe is a representative of those affected by and fighting for a cure for lung cancer. Free to Breathe utilizes a multifaceted approach of funding cutting edge research, providing information on current treatment options and ensuring patients benefit from innovative therapies. Through its work, Free to Breathe provides the thousands diagnosed with lung cancer each year the hope of an eventual cure.

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Financial

two stars

78.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 24.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 52.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free to Breathe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free to Breathe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free to Breathe (WI) 84.72 three stars
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IL) 92.65 four stars
Breathe California of the Bay Area (CA) 85.69 three stars
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (WI) 94.28 four stars
The LAM Foundation (OH) 95.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,543,629
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,543,629
   Program Service Revenue $7,000
Total Primary Revenue $3,550,629
   Other Revenue $14,853
TOTAL REVENUE $3,565,482
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,037,159
   Administrative Expenses $375,070
   Fundraising Expenses $509,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,921,241
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,355,759
   
Net Assets $1,145,848

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 Grants $2,504,313 49.7%
Community Events $1,917,962 38.1%
Lung Cancer Leadership Conference $503,714 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2017 84.72 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.03 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 83.11 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.47 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.04 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.89 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 86.58 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 90.55 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.78 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.41 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 93.19 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 95.94 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 96.40 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 45-0505050
Name in IRS Master File FREE TO BREATHE
NTEE Code H19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type Medical Research
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL LUNG CANCER PARTNERSHIP
Ruling Date November, 2008
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!)
  • December, 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
$134,338 2.26% Sherie Reinders Chief Operating Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free to Breathe (WI) 84.72 three stars
The LAM Foundation (OH) 95.02 four stars
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (CA) 87.76 three stars
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (WI) 94.28 four stars
American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic (PA) 86.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Free to Breathe
1 Point Place
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719
tel: (608) 833-7905
fax: (608) 833-7906
EIN: 45-0505050

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Board Leadership

Brandon Stiles
President

CEO

Nancy Sanford
Executive Director

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