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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Institute for Cancer Research

Changing lives to save lives

71.80

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 71.80
  Financial 60.24
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

60.24

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

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)
43.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 40.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.41
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Institute for Cancer Research (VA) 71.80
Commonweal (CA) 91.91
Colon Cancer Coalition (MN) 89.39
Melanoma Research Foundation (DC) 86.52
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (CA) 92.92

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,279,595
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,279,595
   Program Service Revenue $1,367,370
Total Primary Revenue $17,646,965
   Other Revenue $570,545
TOTAL REVENUE $18,217,510
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,965,373
   Administrative Expenses $2,294,294
   Fundraising Expenses $6,001,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,261,561
   
Payments to Affiliates $65,654
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,955,949
   
Net Assets $12,273,350

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 $7,281,840 73.2%
Education $2,667,462 26.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 71.80
2018-09 09/03/2019 64.84
2017-09 11/01/2018 62.81
2016-09 02/01/2018 62.81
2015-09 10/01/2016 62.81
2014-09 06/01/2016 69.87
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 74.77
2013-09 12/01/2014 65.32
2012-09 12/01/2013 29.11
2011-09 03/01/2013 29.11
2011-09 09/01/2012 28.59
2011-09 08/01/2012 29.11
2010-09 09/20/2011 70.85
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 58.96
2008-09 10/01/2009 59.12
2007-09 10/01/2008 62.15
2006-09 07/01/2007 71.93
2005-09 07/01/2006 68.64
2004-09 07/01/2005 62.53
2003-09 08/01/2004 57.52

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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$384,368 2.51% Kelly B. Browning Executive Vice President $15,480

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Institute for Cancer Research (VA) 71.80
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY) 89.19
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FL) 97.47
Colon Cancer Coalition (MN) 89.39
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 97.44

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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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