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Israel Cancer Research Fund

Supporting cancer research in Israel

three stars

81.56

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

Board Leadership
Bryna Goldberg
Chairperson

CEO
Mark A. Israel
National Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.56 three stars
  Financial 74.24 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 October 2019, 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

74.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
62.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.99
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
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) 81.56 three stars
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (CT) 98.23 four stars
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (NY) 100.00 four stars
The THANC Foundation (NY) 86.66 three stars
Metavivor (MD) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,770,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,869,651
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,640,195
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,640,195
   Other Revenue $-689,514
TOTAL REVENUE $5,950,681
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,338,606
   Administrative Expenses $812,308
   Fundraising Expenses $1,315,196
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,466,110
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $484,571
   
Net Assets $12,255,521

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 $3,111,230 93.2%
Public Information Campaign $227,376 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$195,000 3.56% Eric G. Heffler National Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Israel Cancer Research Fund (NY) 81.56 three stars
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Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 90.48 four 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
Chairperson

CEO

Mark A. Israel
National Executive Director

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