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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Discover. Care. Believe.

three stars

89.82

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

Board Leadership
Joshua Bekenstein
Chairman

CEO
Laurie H. Glimcher
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.82 three stars
  Financial 87.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

87.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 89.82 three stars
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 95.40 four stars
CURE Childhood Cancer (GA) 92.24 four stars
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (VA) 90.79 four stars
Chordoma Foundation (NC) 90.60 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $276,221,227
   Federated Campaigns $342,208
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,605,561
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $127,714,307
Total Contributions $427,883,303
   Program Service Revenue $746,516,458
Total Primary Revenue $1,174,399,761
   Other Revenue $28,890,383
TOTAL REVENUE $1,203,290,144
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $938,994,288
   Administrative Expenses $203,708,812
   Fundraising Expenses $26,147,937
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,168,851,037
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $34,439,107
   
Net Assets $1,312,343,649

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 $632,955,508 67.4%
Research $286,807,964 30.5%
Community Benefits Program $19,230,816 2.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-09 01/01/2004 91.71 four stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 91.69 four stars
2000-09 10/15/2002 91.67 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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$1,161,596 0.09% Edward J. Benz Jr. President, CEO $136,551

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 89.82 three stars
A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (NY) 97.74 four stars
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 94.69 four stars
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (CA) 94.25 four stars
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (CA) 95.01 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

Joshua Bekenstein
Chairman

CEO

Laurie H. Glimcher
President & CEO

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