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Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

Fundraising for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

four stars

95.63

Elm and Carlton Streets Buffalo, NY 14263
tel: (716) 845-4444   Web Site
EIN: 16-1391608

Board Leadership
Lee Wortham
Chair

CEO
Cindy Eller
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.63 four stars
  Financial 93.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1991, the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation manages all donations made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its inception, over $396 million has been raised to benefit the Cancer Center's research, education and patient care programs. Founded in 1898, Roswell Park is America's first cancer center and it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Over its long history, Roswell Park has made fundamental contributions to reducing the global cancer burden and sets itself apart as a leader in transplant and cellular therapies, robotic surgery training programs, personalized medicine, cancer vaccines and immunotherapy.

Established in 1991, the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation manages all donations made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its inception, over $396 million has been raised to benefit the Cancer Center's research, education and patient care programs. Founded in 1898, Roswell Park is America's first cancer center and it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Over its long history, Roswell Park has made fundamental contributions to reducing the global cancer burden and sets itself apart as a leader in transplant and cellular therapies, robotic surgery training programs, personalized medicine, cancer vaccines and immunotherapy.

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Financial

four stars

93.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roswell Park Alliance Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roswell Park Alliance Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation (NY) 95.63 four stars
AIDS United (DC) 90.91 four stars
American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (IL) 90.87 four stars
Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FL) 87.90 three stars
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,593,202
   Federated Campaigns $145,189
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,832,023
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $22,570,414
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $22,570,414
   Other Revenue $924,395
TOTAL REVENUE $23,494,809
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,531,756
   Administrative Expenses $1,235,389
   Fundraising Expenses $3,315,074
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,082,219
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,412,590
   
Net Assets $81,577,067

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
Support Cancer Research $9,960,037 64.1%
Capital Campaign $2,790,747 18.0%
Quality of Life Grants $1,995,014 12.8%

Ratings History
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 11/01/2018 95.63 four stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 94.79 four stars
2016-03 04/01/2017 94.06 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 91.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 03/01/2016 92.58 four stars
2014-03 10/01/2015 94.20 four stars
2013-03 07/01/2014 87.08 three stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 91.40 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 89.33 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 86.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 77.54 two stars
2009-03 06/01/2010 71.20 two stars
2008-03 06/01/2009 79.24 two stars
2007-03 06/01/2008 80.98 three stars
2006-03 04/01/2007 80.15 three stars
2005-03 06/01/2006 90.48 four stars
2004-03 05/01/2005 87.01 three stars
2003-03 03/01/2004 86.84 three stars
2002-03 02/05/2003 73.92 two stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 70.82 two 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 16-1391608
Name in IRS Master File ROSWELL PARK ALLIANCE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
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 August, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$179,329 0.89% Cindy A. Eller Executive Director $125,157

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation (NY) 95.63 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
tel: (716) 845-4444
fax: (716) 845-1478
EIN: 16-1391608

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Board Leadership

Lee Wortham
Chair

CEO

Cindy Eller
Executive Director

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