Disable all preview features
There was a problem enabling Giving Basket donations for this page. If you're looking to donate you can try refreshing the page.
If the problem perisists you can contact us or email: helpandsupport@charitynavigator.org.
You can include the Cart ID: Not assigned

Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Ending breast cancer forever

82.42

13770 Noel Road Suite 801889
Dallas, TX 75380
tel: (877) 465-6636   Web Site
EIN: 75-1835298

Board Leadership
Ed Dandridge
Chair of the Board

CEO
Paula Schneider
President, CEO

Charity Navigator

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.42
  Financial 75.32
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 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.

Financial

75.32

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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) 82.42
National Breast Cancer Foundation (TX) 93.60
SHARE (NY) 92.38
Breast Cancer Alliance (CT) 92.26
Bright Pink (IL) 89.35

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

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 09/01/2021 82.42
2018-03 10/01/2019 82.32
2017-03 08/01/2018 80.87
2016-03 10/01/2017 81.11
2015-03 12/21/2016 81.41
2014-03 06/01/2016 81.47
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 05/01/2015 78.97
2013-03 08/01/2014 81.96
2012-03 03/01/2013 92.54
2011-03 12/11/2012 93.57
2011-03 02/01/2012 92.22
2010-03 09/20/2011 96.20
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 04/01/2011 94.19
2009-03 09/01/2010 93.34
2008-03 09/01/2009 93.64
2007-03 08/01/2008 93.34
2006-03 08/01/2007 93.25
2005-03 10/01/2006 87.91
2004-03 10/01/2005 87.62
2003-03 06/01/2004 87.90

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) 82.42
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (PA) 94.90
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (DC) 85.94
National Breast Cancer Foundation (TX) 93.60
SHARE (NY) 92.38

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

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
13770 Noel Road
Suite 801889
Dallas, TX 75380
tel: (877) 465-6636
fax: (972) 855-1605
EIN: 75-1835298

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Ed Dandridge
Chair of the Board

CEO

Paula Schneider
President, CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.