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National Foundation for Cancer Research

Research for a Cure

three stars

83.03

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 83.03 three stars
  Financial 76.19 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

two stars

76.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.9%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Foundation for Cancer Research (MD) 83.03 three stars
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (CA) 99.04 four stars
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 89.39 three stars
The V Foundation (NC) 96.46 four stars
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 89.39 three stars

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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 $13,258,641
   Federated Campaigns $89,904
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $372,565
   Related Organizations $8,364
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,729,474
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,729,474
   Other Revenue $572,326
TOTAL REVENUE $14,301,800
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,664,835
   Administrative Expenses $836,311
   Fundraising Expenses $2,654,129
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,155,275
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,146,525
   
Net Assets $10,926,298

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 $3,935,593 40.7%
Cancer Prevention Education $5,729,242 59.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2005-09 12/01/2006 56.68 one star
2004-09 07/01/2005 67.33 one star
2003-09 08/01/2004 69.56 one star
2002-09 06/09/2003 84.72 three 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 04-2531031
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$313,852 2.38% Franklin C. Salisbury Jr. Chief Executive 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.

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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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