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National Foundation for Cancer Research

Research for a Cure

76.92

4600 East West Highway Suite 525
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (800) 321-2873   Web Site
EIN: 04-2531031

Board Leadership
Joseph F. Franlin
Chairman

CEO
Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr.
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.92
  Financial 67.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

67.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

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)
45.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 47.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.48
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Foundation for Cancer Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Foundation for Cancer Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Foundation for Cancer Research (MD) 76.92
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (CT) 92.60
Cancer Research Institute (NY) 94.69
Israel Cancer Association USA (FL) 87.30
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (CA) 94.25

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The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments and ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

For nearly four decades, NFCR has been committed to discovery-oriented scientific research - Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancers. We believe that in order to fully conquer this devastating disease, we must encourage innovative scientists to study cancer at its most fundamental level. Our funding of nearly 50 laboratories worldwide has led to some of the most significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including new approaches such as targeted cancer therapies.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,224,220
   Federated Campaigns $116,173
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $543,631
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,884,024
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,884,024
   Other Revenue $867,308
TOTAL REVENUE $15,751,332
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,818,038
   Administrative Expenses $884,108
   Fundraising Expenses $7,102,609
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,804,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $946,577
   
Net Assets $10,292,103

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
Cancer Research $5,598,703 50.1%
Cancer Prevention Education $5,565,611 49.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.92
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.78
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.20
2013-12 05/01/2015 70.11
2012-12 12/01/2013 74.78
2011-12 12/01/2012 68.97
2010-12 09/01/2012 65.57
2010-12 06/29/2012 69.44
2010-12 03/01/2012 69.37
2009-09 09/20/2011 70.01
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 56.79
2008-09 11/01/2009 66.02
2007-09 11/01/2008 69.13
2006-09 07/01/2007 63.23
2005-09 12/01/2006 56.68
2004-09 07/01/2005 67.33
2003-09 08/01/2004 69.56
2002-09 06/09/2003 84.72
2001-09 10/15/2002 77.61
2000-09 04/15/2002 79.66

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2531031
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH
NTEE Code H30
NTEE Classification Cancer Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Ruling Date April, 2010
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 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
$307,245 2.07% Franklin C. Salisbury Jr. President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$307,400 2.07% Sujuan Ba Chief Operating Officer

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments and ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

For nearly four decades, NFCR has been committed to discovery-oriented scientific research - Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancers. We believe that in order to fully conquer this devastating disease, we must encourage innovative scientists to study cancer at its most fundamental level. Our funding of nearly 50 laboratories worldwide has led to some of the most significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including new approaches such as targeted cancer therapies.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Foundation for Cancer Research (MD) 76.92
Israel Cancer Association USA (FL) 87.30
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (CT) 92.60
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 95.40
The THANC Foundation (NY) 89.10

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Charity Contact Info

National Foundation for Cancer Research
4600 East West Highway
Suite 525
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (800) 321-2873
fax: (301) 654-5824
EIN: 04-2531031

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Board Leadership

Joseph F. Franlin
Chairman

CEO

Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr.
CEO

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