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Canary Foundation

Stopping cancer early - The best possible investment

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52.13

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

Board Leadership
Don Listwin
Founder and Chairman

CEO
Don Listwin
CEO & Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 52.13 zero star
  Financial 37.50 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

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37.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
41.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 48.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.51
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 204.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canary Foundation (CA) 52.13 zero star
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (CA) 91.90 four stars
Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 89.56 three stars
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 89.66 three stars
A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (MA) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,035,136
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,765
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,086,901
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,086,901
   Other Revenue $-14,779
TOTAL REVENUE $3,072,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $826,517
   Administrative Expenses $226,457
   Fundraising Expenses $1,393,386
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,446,360
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $625,762
   
Net Assets $-3,743,790

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
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
$203,160 8.30% Therese Quinlan VP of Development
$151,286 6.18% Jesus Murillo Team Manager
$150,781 6.16% Rohan Puri Team Manager
$117,452 4.80% Ryan Davidson Team manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canary Foundation (CA) 52.13 zero star
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 88.58 three stars
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (DC) 85.08 three stars
Swim Across America (NC) 95.47 four stars
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (CA) 91.90 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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Board Leadership

Don Listwin
Founder and Chairman

CEO

Don Listwin
CEO & Founder

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