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Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Ending breast cancer forever

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three stars

82.32

5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
tel: (877) 465-6636   Web Site
EIN: 75-1835298

Board Leadership
Peter Brundage
Chair of the Board

CEO
Paula Schneider
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32 three stars
  Financial 75.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

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Financial

two stars

75.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth -13.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Susan G. Komen for the Cure on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Susan G. Komen for the Cure on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (TX) 82.32 three stars
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (DC) 85.46 three stars
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (PA) 96.12 four stars
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (CA) 90.00 four stars
SHARE (NY) 92.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $61,096,415
   Federated Campaigns $677,793
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $63,508,452
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $125,282,660
   Program Service Revenue $313,440
Total Primary Revenue $125,596,100
   Other Revenue $17,735,616
TOTAL REVENUE $143,331,716
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $118,462,024
   Administrative Expenses $13,726,843
   Fundraising Expenses $20,712,693
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $152,901,560
   
Payments to Affiliates $28,337,243
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,569,844
   
Net Assets $173,900,170

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
Education $55,323,870 46.7%
Research $34,110,677 28.8%
Screening & Treatment $29,027,477 24.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 10/01/2019 82.32 three stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 80.87 three stars
2016-03 10/01/2017 81.11 three stars
2015-03 12/21/2016 81.41 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 81.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 05/01/2015 78.97 two stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 81.96 three stars
2012-03 03/01/2013 92.54 four stars
2011-03 12/11/2012 93.57 four stars
2011-03 02/01/2012 92.22 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 96.20 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 04/01/2011 94.19 four stars
2009-03 09/01/2010 93.34 four stars
2008-03 09/01/2009 93.64 four stars
2007-03 08/01/2008 93.34 four stars
2006-03 08/01/2007 93.25 four stars
2005-03 10/01/2006 87.91 three stars
2004-03 10/01/2005 87.62 three stars
2003-03 06/01/2004 87.90 three stars
2002-03 12/01/2003 87.84 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 75-1835298
Name in IRS Master File SUSAN G KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
NTEE Code G32
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
(150) Hospital
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 SUSAN G KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Ruling Date June, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,155 0.08% Paula Schneider President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$380,456 0.24% Ellen Willmott Interim CEO
$271,623 0.17% Judith Solerno Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (TX) 82.32 three stars
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (PA) 96.12 four stars
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (TX) 90.27 four stars
Breastcancer.org (PA) 87.41 three stars
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (CA) 90.00 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Group Return (75-2462834)

Charity Contact Info

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5005 LBJ Freeway
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
tel: (877) 465-6636
fax: (972) 855-1605
EIN: 75-1835298

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 650309
Dallas, TX 75265

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Board Leadership

Peter Brundage
Chair of the Board

CEO

Paula Schneider
President, CEO

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