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Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Funding brave and bold.

95.47

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
Chairman

CEO
Yung Lie
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47
  Financial 93.60
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since our founding in 1946, promising scientists identified and supported by Damon Runyon have made breakthrough discoveries that have transformed our understanding of cancer and developed new approaches to its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Damon Runyon offers six award programs aimed at encouraging and advancing the work of early career cancer researchers with the highest promise. Each program is designed to address a need or fill a gap in cancer research funding and is overseen by a separate committee of renowned scientists. Our rigorous grantmaking process seeks emerging talent who are willing to take risks with bold and innovative ideas. As of 2022, we have invested nearly $420M to fund over 3,900 young scientists, including 13 Nobel Laureates and hundreds more who have been bestowed the highest accolades for their contributions to science and medicine.

Since our founding in 1946, promising scientists identified and supported by Damon Runyon have made breakthrough discoveries that have transformed our understanding of cancer and developed new approaches to its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Damon Runyon offers six award programs aimed at encouraging and advancing the work of early career cancer researchers with the highest promise. Each program is designed to address a need or fill a gap in cancer research funding and is overseen by a separate committee of renowned scientists. Our rigorous grantmaking process seeks emerging talent who are willing to take risks with bold and innovative ideas. As of 2022, we have invested nearly $420M to fund over 3,900 young scientists, including 13 Nobel Laureates and hundreds more who have been bestowed the highest accolades for their contributions to science and medicine.

Financial

93.60

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.83
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.9%
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) 95.47
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (CA) 86.35
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (DC) 88.48
Swim Across America (NC) 96.46
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (GA) 100.00

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,425,682
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $253,370
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,679,052
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,679,052
   Other Revenue $38,569,548
TOTAL REVENUE $54,248,600
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,444,196
   Administrative Expenses $770,416
   Fundraising Expenses $2,115,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,330,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $30,918,432
   
Net Assets $112,585,245

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 $6,894,023 33.7%
Rachleff Innovation Awards $4,360,664 21.3%
Clinical Investigator Awards $3,369,314 16.5%

Ratings History
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 02/01/2022 95.47
2019-06 04/01/2021 92.61
2018-06 09/03/2019 94.89
2017-06 12/01/2018 94.78
2016-06 10/01/2017 96.46
2015-06 07/01/2016 95.40
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.46
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.29
2013-06 10/01/2014 95.37
2012-06 09/01/2013 95.43
2011-06 07/01/2012 93.84
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.90
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 87.51
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.34
2007-06 09/01/2008 82.36
2006-06 04/01/2007 80.90
2005-06 05/01/2006 88.07
2004-06 07/01/2005 72.86
2003-06 05/01/2004 96.01
2002-06 02/05/2003 96.43

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
$419,197 1.79% Yung Lie President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 95.47
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MN) 89.40
Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 89.56
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (MD) 95.04
Entertainment Industry Foundation (CA) 93.17

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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
Chairman

CEO

Yung Lie
President & CEO

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