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Canary Foundation

Stopping cancer early - The best possible investment

one star

61.70

3155 Porter Drive Palo Alto, CA 94304
tel: (650) 646-3200   Web Site
EIN: 65-1230251

CEO
Don Listwin
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 61.70 one star
  Financial 52.50 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Canary Foundation is the world's first non-profit organization dedicated solely to the funding, discovery, and development of tests for early cancer detection. Canary Foundation was founded in 2004 by Don Listwin, a successful high-technology executive who lost his mother to misdiagnosed ovarian cancer. Driven by an engineering mindset, Don was determined to understand the cause of such a grievous misdiagnosis. Today, the Canary Research Teams continue to drive scientific progress through blood and imaging biomarker discovery, with the ultimate goal of translating these technologies into diagnostics tests for the early detection of cancer.

Canary Foundation is the world's first non-profit organization dedicated solely to the funding, discovery, and development of tests for early cancer detection. Canary Foundation was founded in 2004 by Don Listwin, a successful high-technology executive who lost his mother to misdiagnosed ovarian cancer. Driven by an engineering mindset, Don was determined to understand the cause of such a grievous misdiagnosis. Today, the Canary Research Teams continue to drive scientific progress through blood and imaging biomarker discovery, with the ultimate goal of translating these technologies into diagnostics tests for the early detection of cancer.

Financial

zero star

52.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
40.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 49.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth -31.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 80.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Canary Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Canary Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canary Foundation (CA) 61.70 one star
Friends of Cancer Research (DC) 89.05 three stars
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 89.40 three stars
CURE Childhood Cancer (GA) 96.46 four stars
Chordoma Foundation (NC) 91.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,893,782
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $104,761
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,998,543
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,998,543
   Other Revenue $-121,139
TOTAL REVENUE $5,877,404
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $448,960
   Administrative Expenses $151,912
   Fundraising Expenses $237,581
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $838,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,038,951
   
Net Assets $1,252,469

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 61.70 one star
2018-12 05/01/2020 52.13 zero star
2017-12 03/01/2019 59.32 one star
2016-12 12/01/2018 68.61 one star
2015-12 02/01/2017 78.89 two stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 78.78 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.21 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 68.43 one star
2013-12 06/01/2015 63.59 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.96 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 89.34 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 83.85 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 91.02 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 65-1230251
Name in IRS Master File CANARY FUND
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 June, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Don Listwin Founder, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$126,000 15.02% Heidi Auman Program Manager
$123,500 14.72% Therese Quinlan VP of Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canary Foundation (CA) 61.70 one star
Pablove Foundation (CA) 87.68 three stars
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 89.66 three stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 93.60 four stars
Israel Cancer Association USA (FL) 92.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Canary Foundation
3155 Porter Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
tel: (650) 646-3200
fax: (650) 388-9820
EIN: 65-1230251

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CEO

Don Listwin
Founder, CEO

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