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Prostate Cancer Foundation

Funding high-impact research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer

three stars

85.70

1250 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (800) 757-2873   Web Site
EIN: 95-4418411

Board Leadership
Michael Milken
Founder and Chairman

CEO
Jonathan W. Simons
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.70 three stars
  Financial 79.79 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formerly CaPCure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization for funding prostate-cancer research. PCF was founded in 1993 to find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer. Through its unique model for soliciting and selecting promising research programs and rapid deployment of resources, the PCF has funded more than 1,500 programs at nearly 200 research centers in 20 countries around the world. Its advocacy for increased government and private support of prostate cancer programs has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion.

Formerly CaPCure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization for funding prostate-cancer research. PCF was founded in 1993 to find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer. Through its unique model for soliciting and selecting promising research programs and rapid deployment of resources, the PCF has funded more than 1,500 programs at nearly 200 research centers in 20 countries around the world. Its advocacy for increased government and private support of prostate cancer programs has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion.

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Financial

two stars

79.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prostate Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prostate Cancer Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prostate Cancer Foundation (CA) 85.70 three stars
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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (IL) 87.39 three stars
Brain Research Foundation (IL) 87.41 three stars
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (NY) 95.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,374,958
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,812,397
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $43,187,355
   Program Service Revenue $9,478
Total Primary Revenue $43,196,833
   Other Revenue $86,429
TOTAL REVENUE $43,283,262
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $35,528,459
   Administrative Expenses $3,459,703
   Fundraising Expenses $5,813,144
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,801,306
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,518,044
   
Net Assets $28,666,383

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
PCF Research Enterprise $23,763,385 64.8%
Young Investigator Award $4,050,000 11.0%
Prostate Cancer Education $3,934,441 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.70 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 85.32 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 83.67 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 83.43 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 87.56 three stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.25 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.53 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.11 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 89.47 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 89.18 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 91.25 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 75.78 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 88.23 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 81.74 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 86.41 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 82.70 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 69.13 one star
2003-12 02/01/2005 68.27 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 95-4418411
Name in IRS Master File PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T20
NTEE Classification Private Grantmaking Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 August, 1993
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
$1,255,375 2.80% Jonathan W. Simons CEO & President

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Charity Contact Info

Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (800) 757-2873
fax: (310) 570-4701
EIN: 95-4418411

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Board Leadership

Michael Milken
Founder and Chairman

CEO

Jonathan W. Simons
President, CEO

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