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Friends of Cancer Research

Partnerships. Science. Solutions.

three stars

89.05

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

Board Leadership
Ellen V. Sigal
Chair

CEO
Jeff Allen
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.05 three stars
  Financial 85.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

85.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
67.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
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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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,067,259
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,067,259
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,067,259
   Other Revenue $228,621
TOTAL REVENUE $5,295,880
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,637,561
   Administrative Expenses $584,559
   Fundraising Expenses $563,985
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,786,105
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,509,775
   
Net Assets $7,984,632

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
Science Policy $1,807,415 68.5%
Meetings and Professional Development $397,628 15.1%
Communication $357,390 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 89.05 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 87.09 three stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$501,343 13.24% Jeff Allen President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Cancer Research (DC) 89.05 three stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 93.60 four stars
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 95.04 four stars
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (CA) 86.43 three stars
Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 89.56 three 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
Chair

CEO

Jeff Allen
President & CEO

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