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American Institute for Cancer Research

Changing lives to save lives

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one star

62.81

1560 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (800) 843-8114   Web Site
EIN: 52-1238026

Board Leadership
Melvin Hutson
Chairman

CEO
Kelly B. Browning
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 62.81 one star
  Financial 47.50 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1982, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has grown into the nation's leading charity in the field of diet, physical activity and weight management as it relates to cancer prevention. It also offers a wide range of cancer prevention education programs. AICR supports research into the role of diet and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. It also offers a wide range of cancer prevention education programs. To date, the Institute has committed more than $82 million for research related to diet and cancer. In addition, AICR has established a wide range of education programs to bring its message of cancer prevention to millions of Americans.

Since its founding in 1982, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has grown into the nation's leading charity in the field of diet, physical activity and weight management as it relates to cancer prevention. It also offers a wide range of cancer prevention education programs. AICR supports research into the role of diet and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. It also offers a wide range of cancer prevention education programs. To date, the Institute has committed more than $82 million for research related to diet and cancer. In addition, AICR has established a wide range of education programs to bring its message of cancer prevention to millions of Americans.

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Financial

zero star

47.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
38.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 45.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.51
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth -12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Institute for Cancer Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Institute for Cancer Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Institute for Cancer Research (VA) 62.81 one star
Colon Cancer Coalition (MN) 85.77 three stars
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (TX) 89.84 three stars
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (CA) 94.42 four stars
Commonweal (CA) 94.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,514,448
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,514,448
   Program Service Revenue $1,268,622
Total Primary Revenue $15,783,070
   Other Revenue $511,405
TOTAL REVENUE $16,294,475
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,306,911
   Administrative Expenses $2,547,022
   Fundraising Expenses $6,210,826
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,064,759
   
Payments to Affiliates $64,926
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,229,716
   
Net Assets $9,149,587

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
Education $7,686,132 78.3%
Research $2,126,659 21.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 11/01/2018 62.81 one star
2016-09 02/01/2018 62.81 one star
2015-09 10/01/2016 62.81 one star
2014-09 06/01/2016 69.87 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 74.77 two stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 65.32 one star
2012-09 12/01/2013 29.11 zero star
2011-09 03/01/2013 29.11 zero star
2011-09 09/01/2012 28.59 zero star
2011-09 08/01/2012 29.11 zero star
2010-09 09/20/2011 70.85 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 58.96 one star
2008-09 10/01/2009 59.12 one star
2007-09 10/01/2008 62.15 one star
2006-09 07/01/2007 71.93 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 68.64 one star
2004-09 07/01/2005 62.53 one star
2003-09 08/01/2004 57.52 one star
2002-09 10/01/2003 62.61 one star
2001-09 10/15/2002 74.47 two 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 52-1238026
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR 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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(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, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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 Compensation from Affiliates
$387,130 2.56% Kelly B. Browning Executive Vice President $15,765

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Institute for Cancer Research (VA) 62.81 one star
Livestrong Foundation (TX) 85.49 three stars
The V Foundation (NC) 92.92 four stars
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (MA) 96.66 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Institute for Cancer Research
1560 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (800) 843-8114
fax: (202) 328-7226
EIN: 52-1238026

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 97167
Washington, DC 20090

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Board Leadership

Melvin Hutson
Chairman

CEO

Kelly B. Browning
CEO

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