Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

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.

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.

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$313,852 2.38% Franklin C. Salisbury Jr. Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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