Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Tower Cancer Research Foundation

Transforming the cancer journey through research and support

two stars

77.78

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 77.78 two stars
  Financial 68.58 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

one star

68.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 20.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 75.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,748,477
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,972,048
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,720,525
   Program Service Revenue $59
Total Primary Revenue $3,720,584
   Other Revenue $-302,472
TOTAL REVENUE $3,418,112
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,665,238
   Administrative Expenses $449,981
   Fundraising Expenses $553,652
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,668,871
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-250,759
   
Net Assets $806,756

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,008 5.72% Linda David Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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