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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Discovering the talent to discover the cure.

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four stars

94.89

One Exchange Plaza 55 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, NY 10006
tel: (877) 722-6237   Web Site
EIN: 13-1933825

Board Leadership
Alan M. Leventhal
Chairman

CEO
Yung S. Lie
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.89 four stars
  Financial 92.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today's best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research. We support emerging leaders who have great potential to achieve breakthroughs in how we diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Our goals are to: Identify the best and brightest early career scientists in cancer research; Accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments; Enable risk taking on bold new ideas. Since 1946, the Foundation has invested over $250 million in more than 3,350 of the best and brightest scientists in the nation.

To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today's best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research. We support emerging leaders who have great potential to achieve breakthroughs in how we diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Our goals are to: Identify the best and brightest early career scientists in cancer research; Accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments; Enable risk taking on bold new ideas. Since 1946, the Foundation has invested over $250 million in more than 3,350 of the best and brightest scientists in the nation.

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Financial

four stars

92.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.33
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 94.89 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,872,797
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,685,195
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,557,992
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,557,992
   Other Revenue $7,010,077
TOTAL REVENUE $21,568,069
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,099,336
   Administrative Expenses $568,542
   Fundraising Expenses $2,536,739
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,204,617
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $363,452
   
Net Assets $116,471,765

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
Fellowship Awards $7,271,520 40.2%
Clinical Investigator Awards $3,670,911 20.3%
Rachleff Innovation Awards $3,288,829 18.2%

Ratings History
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 94.89 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 94.78 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 95.40 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.29 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 95.37 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 95.43 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 93.84 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.90 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 87.51 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.34 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 82.36 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 80.90 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 88.07 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 72.86 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 96.01 four stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 96.43 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 96.49 four 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 13-1933825
Name in IRS Master File CANCER RESEARCH FUND OF THE DAMON RUNYON-WALTER WINCHELL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code E12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$476,062 2.24% Lorraine W. Egan President & Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 94.89 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, NY 10006
tel: (877) 722-6237
fax: (212) 455-0509
EIN: 13-1933825

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Board Leadership

Alan M. Leventhal
Chairman

CEO

Yung S. Lie
Executive Director

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