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Friends of Cancer Research

Partnerships. Science. Solutions.

three stars

80.81

1800 M Street NW Suite 1050 South
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 944-6700   Web Site
EIN: 52-1983273

Board Leadership
Ellen V. Sigal
Chairperson

CEO
Jeff Allen
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.81 three stars
  Financial 74.07 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

During the past 20 years, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of policies ensuring patients receive the best treatments in the fastest and safest way possible. We've been successful due to our ability to convene the right people at the right time and put forth revolutionary, yet realistic ideas. Now, in our 20th year, we are energized more than ever to continue this critical work with our trusted partners, creating innovative solutions to overcome barriers standing in the way of conquering cancer.

During the past 20 years, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of policies ensuring patients receive the best treatments in the fastest and safest way possible. We've been successful due to our ability to convene the right people at the right time and put forth revolutionary, yet realistic ideas. Now, in our 20th year, we are energized more than ever to continue this critical work with our trusted partners, creating innovative solutions to overcome barriers standing in the way of conquering cancer.

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Financial

two stars

74.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
55.5%
  Administrative Expenses 22.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Cancer Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Cancer Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Cancer Research (DC) 80.81 three stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 94.12 four stars
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 100.00 four stars
A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (MA) 92.92 four stars
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (DC) 89.49 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,115,286
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,115,286
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,115,286
   Other Revenue $88,928
TOTAL REVENUE $3,204,214
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,892,965
   Administrative Expenses $718,958
   Fundraising Expenses $515,952
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,127,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $76,339
   
Net Assets $5,266,222

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 $1,847,965 97.6%
Grants $45,000 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 80.81 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 77.93 two stars
2015-12 12/22/2017 70.47 two stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 65.87 one star
2015-12 07/01/2017 58.98 one star
2014-12 02/01/2017 64.34 one star

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

EIN 52-1983273
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF CANCER RESEARCH
NTEE Code H30
NTEE Classification Cancer Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(179) Other health services
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 September, 1996
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$460,494 14.72% Jeffrey Allen President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Cancer Research (DC) 80.81 three stars
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (CA) 89.40 three stars
Israel Cancer Association USA (FL) 93.32 four stars
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 96.63 four stars
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Cancer Research
1800 M Street NW
Suite 1050 South
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 944-6700
EIN: 52-1983273

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Board Leadership

Ellen V. Sigal
Chairperson

CEO

Jeff Allen
President & CEO

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