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Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer

Hoping for a future free from breast cancer

three stars

80.93

12420 Stonebridge Road Fort Wayne, IN 46783
tel: (260) 207-5186   Web Site
EIN: 35-2058177

Board Leadership
Julie Inskeep
President

CEO
Lynda Houk
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.93 three stars
  Financial 75.39 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is committed to funding breast cancer research. The mission of the foundation is to raise funds for breast cancer research to find a cure and to improve the lives of the many affected by this disease. Currently, we fund research at the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Knowing that cancer will not be cured in a vacuum, members of our team are well known worldwide for their collaborative approach. It's this sharing of information, talents and resources that will accelerate the pace of research.

Founded in 1998, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is committed to funding breast cancer research. The mission of the foundation is to raise funds for breast cancer research to find a cure and to improve the lives of the many affected by this disease. Currently, we fund research at the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Knowing that cancer will not be cured in a vacuum, members of our team are well known worldwide for their collaborative approach. It's this sharing of information, talents and resources that will accelerate the pace of research.

Financial

two stars

75.39

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 85.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer (IN) 80.93 three stars
Rally Foundation (GA) 92.92 four stars
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 92.41 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,208,622
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,273,538
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,482,160
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,482,160
   Other Revenue $114,481
TOTAL REVENUE $2,596,641
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,203,160
   Administrative Expenses $167,548
   Fundraising Expenses $125,491
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,496,199
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,442
   
Net Assets $392,770

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
Grants for Breast Cancer Research $2,203,160 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-10 08/01/2018 80.93 three stars
2016-10 10/01/2017 81.13 three stars
2015-10 10/01/2016 80.68 three stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 85.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 09/01/2015 89.46 three stars
2013-10 11/01/2014 89.57 three 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 35-2058177
Name in IRS Master File VERA BRADLEY FOUNDATION FOR BREAST CANCER
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 December, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Lynda Houk Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer (IN) 80.93 three stars
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 98.23 four stars
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 93.01 four stars
Israel Cancer Association USA (FL) 96.66 four stars
Prevent Cancer Foundation (VA) 91.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer
12420 Stonebridge Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46783
tel: (260) 207-5186
EIN: 35-2058177

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 80201
Fort Wayne, IN 46898

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Board Leadership

Julie Inskeep
President

CEO

Lynda Houk
Executive Director

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