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Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Tower Cancer Research Foundation

Transforming the cancer journey through research and support

77.52

8767 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 401
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (310) 299-8470   Web Site
EIN: 95-4596354

Board Leadership
Donna Rosen
Chair

CEO
Linda David
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.52
  Financial 68.21
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996 by a group of dedicated physicians, patients, and volunteers, Tower Cancer Research Foundation has developed a legacy of supporting high impact research and clinical trials. This includes research that resulted in the approval of 15 new cancer drugs and the expansion of treatment options for cancer patients all over the world. To carry on this tradition, each year the non-profit awards a multitude of different scientific grants from one-year $100,000 Career Development Grants to five year $500,000 Senior Investigator Grants to $1,000,000 Multi-Disciplinary Discovery Funds.

Founded in 1996 by a group of dedicated physicians, patients, and volunteers, Tower Cancer Research Foundation has developed a legacy of supporting high impact research and clinical trials. This includes research that resulted in the approval of 15 new cancer drugs and the expansion of treatment options for cancer patients all over the world. To carry on this tradition, each year the non-profit awards a multitude of different scientific grants from one-year $100,000 Career Development Grants to five year $500,000 Senior Investigator Grants to $1,000,000 Multi-Disciplinary Discovery Funds.

Financial

68.21

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth -8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tower Cancer Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tower Cancer Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tower Cancer Research Foundation (CA) 77.52
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 96.46
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 89.40
Chordoma Foundation (NC) 89.09
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (PA) 95.99

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,143,542
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,954,399
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,097,941
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,097,941
   Other Revenue $-358,561
TOTAL REVENUE $3,739,380
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,752,236
   Administrative Expenses $357,966
   Fundraising Expenses $488,289
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,598,491
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,140,889
   
Net Assets $2,528,183

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 02/01/2021 77.52
2018-12 03/01/2020 77.78
2018-12 12/01/2019 76.46
2017-12 03/01/2019 83.18
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.68
2015-12 09/01/2017 85.35

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

EIN 95-4596354
Name in IRS Master File TOWER CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code H00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 March, 1997
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,008 8.27% Linda David Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tower Cancer Research Foundation (CA) 77.52
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Swim Across America (NC) 95.47
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 95.04
Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 89.56

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Charity Contact Info

Tower Cancer Research Foundation
8767 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 401
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (310) 299-8470
fax: (310) 861-5436
EIN: 95-4596354

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Board Leadership

Donna Rosen
Chair

CEO

Linda David
Executive Director

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