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National Foundation for Cancer Research

Research for a Cure

three stars

82.04

5515 Security Lane Suite 1105
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (800) 321-2873   Web Site
EIN: 04-2531031

Board Leadership
Joseph F. Franlin
Chair

CEO
Sujuan Ba
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.04 three stars
  Financial 74.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

two stars

74.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
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.

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National Foundation for Cancer Research (MD) 82.04 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,376,129
   Federated Campaigns $75,166
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $427,176
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,878,471
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,878,471
   Other Revenue $1,059,434
TOTAL REVENUE $10,937,905
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,154,411
   Administrative Expenses $1,086,709
   Fundraising Expenses $2,291,254
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,532,374
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,594,469
   
Net Assets $7,529,469

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 $7,975,570 71.5%
Cancer Prevention Education $3,178,841 28.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 82.04 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 84.07 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 82.26 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.82 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 83.03 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 68.10 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.92 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.78 two stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.20 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 70.11 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 74.78 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 68.97 one star
2010-12 09/01/2012 65.57 one star
2010-12 06/29/2012 69.44 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 69.37 one star
2009-09 09/20/2011 70.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 56.79 one star
2008-09 11/01/2009 66.02 one star
2007-09 11/01/2008 69.13 one star
2006-09 07/01/2007 63.23 one star

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 CANCER RESEARCH AMERICA NFCR
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$341,245 2.34% Sujuan Ba President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Foundation for Cancer Research (MD) 82.04 three stars
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (PA) 87.95 three stars
Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 88.61 three stars
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Fight Colorectal Cancer (MO) 98.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Foundation for Cancer Research
5515 Security Lane
Suite 1105
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (800) 321-2873
fax: (301) 654-5824
EIN: 04-2531031

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Board Leadership

Joseph F. Franlin
Chair

CEO

Sujuan Ba
President, CEO

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