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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Discover. Care. Believe.

four stars

93.91

450 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA 02115
tel: (800) 525-4669   Web Site
EIN: 04-2263040

Board Leadership
Bekenstein Joshua
Chairman

CEO
Laurie Glimcher
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Institute employs about 4,000 people supporting more than 250,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence.

Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Institute employs about 4,000 people supporting more than 250,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 17.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 93.91 four stars
Israel Cancer Association USA (FL) 93.32 four stars
Swim Across America (NC) 92.04 four stars
A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (MA) 90.71 four stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 94.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $395,560,984
   Federated Campaigns $244,934
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $25,589,349
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $139,983,669
Total Contributions $561,378,936
   Program Service Revenue $1,151,473,141
Total Primary Revenue $1,712,852,077
   Other Revenue $42,286,039
TOTAL REVENUE $1,755,138,116
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,529,186,799
   Administrative Expenses $116,632,787
   Fundraising Expenses $35,482,803
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,681,302,389
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $73,835,727
   
Net Assets $1,754,871,403

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
Medical Care $987,674,709 64.6%
Research $521,249,580 34.1%
Community Benefits Program $20,262,510 1.3%

Ratings History
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 93.91 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 92.74 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 92.61 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 89.82 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.25 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 90.83 four stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 89.62 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 89.27 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 94.93 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 94.93 four stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 94.94 four stars
2009-09 10/01/2011 84.41 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 76.64 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 97.48 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 93.28 four stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 93.84 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 94.01 four stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 91.68 four stars
2004-09 02/01/2006 91.68 four stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 91.66 four 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 04-2263040
Name in IRS Master File DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
NTEE Code H30
NTEE Classification Cancer Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (154) Health clinic
(150) Hospital
(181) Scientific research for government
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 April, 1962
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$1,344,224 0.07% Laurie Glimcher President and CEO $35,137
Other Salaries of Note
$1,365,731 0.08% Edward J. Benz Jr. Former CEO --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 93.91 four stars
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 91.58 four stars
Swim Across America (NC) 92.04 four stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 94.12 four stars
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 94.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (800) 525-4669
TTY: (617) 632-5330
EIN: 04-2263040

Mail donations to:
10 Brookline Place, W
6th floor
Brookline, MA 02445

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Board Leadership

Bekenstein Joshua
Chairman

CEO

Laurie Glimcher
President and CEO

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