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Health : Medical Research

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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90.25

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

Board Leadership
Joshua Bekenstein
Chairman

CEO
Edward J. Benz, Jr.
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.25
  Financial 88.13
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
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

88.13

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
82.2%
  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.
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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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 90.25
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 94.69
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Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 94.47
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 97.23

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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 $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
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $857,030,964
   Administrative Expenses $182,407,575
   Fundraising Expenses $23,774,916
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,063,213,455
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $55,929,224
   
Net Assets $1,312,950,921

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 $561,573,102 65.5%
Research $271,728,921 31.7%
Community Benefits Program $23,728,941 2.8%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.25
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 90.83
2013-09 07/01/2015 89.62
2013-09 05/01/2015 89.27
2012-09 12/01/2013 94.93
2011-09 11/06/2012 94.93
2010-09 11/01/2011 94.94
2009-09 10/01/2011 84.41
2009-09 09/20/2011 76.64
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 97.48
2008-09 03/01/2010 93.28
2007-09 03/01/2009 93.84
2006-09 05/01/2008 94.01
2005-09 02/01/2007 91.68
2004-09 02/01/2006 91.68
2003-09 01/05/2005 91.66
2002-09 01/01/2004 91.71
2001-09 02/05/2003 91.69
2000-09 10/15/2002 91.67

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)
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  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011
  • September, 2010

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
$1,125,110 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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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

Edward J. Benz, Jr.
President & CEO

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