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Israel Cancer Research Fund

Supporting cancer research in Israel

three stars

83.14

52 Vanderbilt Avenue Suite 1510
New York, NY 10017
tel: (888) 654-4273   Web Site
EIN: 51-0181215

Board Leadership
Bryna Goldberg
Chair

CEO
Mark A. Israel
National Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.14 three stars
  Financial 76.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) was founded in 1975 by a group of American and Canadian researchers, oncologists, and lay people determined to harness Israel's educational and scientific resources in the fight against cancer. Its initial purpose was to stem the brain drain of Israeli researchers by providing funds for postdoctoral fellowships for young Ph.D.'s. ICRF is the only U.S.-based charity solely devoted to supporting cancer research in Israel. Since its inception, ICRF has provided more than $72 million to support innovative studies by Israeli scientists. Our awardees are selected through a rigorous peer-review process that is conducted by a world-class scientific panel. We support individuals at all of the major research institutions in Israel.

The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) was founded in 1975 by a group of American and Canadian researchers, oncologists, and lay people determined to harness Israel's educational and scientific resources in the fight against cancer. Its initial purpose was to stem the brain drain of Israeli researchers by providing funds for postdoctoral fellowships for young Ph.D.'s. ICRF is the only U.S.-based charity solely devoted to supporting cancer research in Israel. Since its inception, ICRF has provided more than $72 million to support innovative studies by Israeli scientists. Our awardees are selected through a rigorous peer-review process that is conducted by a world-class scientific panel. We support individuals at all of the major research institutions in Israel.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of grants and research funding awarded to the institution
54
Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector
2,969,170
Number of research studies conducted
54
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
64.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.51
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Israel Cancer Research Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Israel Cancer Research Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Israel Cancer Research Fund (NY) 83.14 three stars
Prevent Cancer Foundation (VA) 87.59 three stars
CURE Childhood Cancer (GA) 95.91 four stars
International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (FL) 95.59 four stars
Swim Across America (NC) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,469,626
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,820,576
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,290,202
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,290,202
   Other Revenue $-393,184
TOTAL REVENUE $3,897,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,900,084
   Administrative Expenses $666,221
   Fundraising Expenses $1,138,002
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,704,307
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,807,289
   
Net Assets $10,393,305

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
Research Awards $2,178,426 55.9%
Collaborative Cancer Research $1,096,658 28.1%
Development of Future Cancer Scientists $625,000 16.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 83.14 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 81.56 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 80.22 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.78 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.89 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.85 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.45 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 85.98 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 82.41 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 67.08 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.59 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 66.21 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 61.63 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 59.79 one star
2006-12 04/01/2008 77.13 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 68.75 one star
2004-12 04/01/2006 85.34 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 75.34 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 82.39 three stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 82.70 three 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 51-0181215
Name in IRS Master File ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 February, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$259,963 4.55% Mark A. Israel National Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$103,056 1.80% Eric G. Heffler Former National Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Israel Cancer Research Fund (NY) 83.14 three stars
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Lung Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 88.58 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Israel Cancer Research Fund
52 Vanderbilt Avenue
Suite 1510
New York, NY 10017
tel: (888) 654-4273
fax: (212) 969-9822
EIN: 51-0181215

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Board Leadership

Bryna Goldberg
Chair

CEO

Mark A. Israel
National Executive Director

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