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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Funding brave and bold.

four stars

92.61

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

Board Leadership
Deborah J. Coleman
Chair

CEO
Yung S. Lie
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.61 four stars
  Financial 89.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, we raise money for high-risk, high-reward cancer research done by brilliant young scientists who are willing to push boundaries and break rules. In other words, we fund brave and bold. Because only by being brave and bold, by risking failure, are we going to achieve real and lasting success against a foe as complex, resilient, and deadly as cancer.

Since our founding in 1946, in partnership with donors across the nation, we have invested over $400 million and funded over 3,850 scientists. Damon Runyon cancer researchers have made extraordinary breakthroughs in every area of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. To this day, we support the next generation of leaders: emerging talent with unique insights, drive, and boundless vision. We will not stop until we have the tools to prevent or cure all cancers.

At Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, we raise money for high-risk, high-reward cancer research done by brilliant young scientists who are willing to push boundaries and break rules. In other words, we fund brave and bold. Because only by being brave and bold, by risking failure, are we going to achieve real and lasting success against a foe as complex, resilient, and deadly as cancer.

Since our founding in 1946, in partnership with donors across the nation, we have invested over $400 million and funded over 3,850 scientists. Damon Runyon cancer researchers have made extraordinary breakthroughs in every area of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. To this day, we support the next generation of leaders: emerging talent with unique insights, drive, and boundless vision. We will not stop until we have the tools to prevent or cure all cancers.

Financial

three stars

89.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.96
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.5%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 92.61 four stars
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (CT) 94.97 four stars
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (CA) 86.35 three stars
Rally Foundation (GA) 94.69 four stars
Swim Across America (NC) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,220,131
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,731,019
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,951,150
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,951,150
   Other Revenue $10,054,133
TOTAL REVENUE $21,005,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,997,952
   Administrative Expenses $767,152
   Fundraising Expenses $2,535,993
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,301,097
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,295,814
   
Net Assets $115,018,044

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 $7,712,652 35.1%
Clinical Investigator Awards $6,309,331 28.7%
Rachleff Innovation Awards $4,031,230 18.3%

Ratings History
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 92.61 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$304,731 1.20% Yung Lie President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$539,070 2.13% Lorraine W. Egan Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 92.61 four stars
Rally Foundation (GA) 94.69 four stars
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 95.04 four stars
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (CA) 86.35 three stars
Chordoma Foundation (NC) 89.09 three 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

Deborah J. Coleman
Chair

CEO

Yung S. Lie
President and CEO

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