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

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10 Brookline Place, W
6th floor
Brookline, MA 02445

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Board Leadership

Joshua Bekenstein


Edward J. Benz, Jr.
President & CEO

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Health : Medical Research

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Discover. Care. Believe.

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 90.25 4 stars
  Financial 88.13 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $257,013,127
   Federated Campaigns $345,683
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $24,213,096
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $121,836,306
Total Contributions $403,408,212
   Program Service Revenue $672,381,913
Total Primary Revenue $1,075,790,125
   Other Revenue $43,352,554
TOTAL REVENUE $1,119,142,679
   Program Expenses $857,030,964
   Administrative Expenses $182,407,575
   Fundraising Expenses $23,774,916
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $55,929,224
Net Assets $1,312,950,921

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$1,125,110 0.10% Edward J. Benz Jr. President, CEO $133,550


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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