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International Myeloma Foundation
12650 Riverside Drive
Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607
tel: (800) 452-2873
fax: (818) 487-7454
EIN: 95-4296919

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Board Leadership

Brian G.M. Durie


Susie Novis

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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

International Myeloma Foundation

Improving Lives - Finding the Cure

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 3 stars
  Financial 85.00 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 88.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Myeloma Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,279,474
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $775,191
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,054,665
   Program Service Revenue $99,841
Total Primary Revenue $11,154,506
   Other Revenue $-122,579
TOTAL REVENUE $11,031,927
   Program Expenses $9,537,277
   Administrative Expenses $337,469
   Fundraising Expenses $637,275
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $519,906
Net Assets $1,670,964

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,165 1.92% Susan Lavitt Novis President


Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the oldest and largest myeloma organization, reaching more than 200,000 members in 113 countries worldwide. Dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients and their families while working toward prevention and a cure, the IMF focuses in four key areas: research, education, support and advocacy. As the leader in innovative and globally collaborative myeloma research, the IMF brings together the world's leading experts in the most successful and unique way through the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) and the Black Swan Research Initiative, which is charting the course to a cure, mentoring the next generation of innovative investigators, and improving lives through better care.

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Official Charity Response

For 12 years, the IMF received a 4-star rating based on Charity Navigator's previous methodology.  In 2016, Charity Navigator developed a new methodology for rating charities.  Under the new methodology, 90 points are required for a 4-star rating and the IMF is less than one point away from a 4-star status.  The change in the IMF's rating from 4-stars to 3-stars is due to Charity Navigator's new Liabilities to Assets Ratio metric, which measures an organization's total liabilities against its total assets.  For the IMF, over 96% of the liabilities balance relates to deferred revenue.  The IMF's deferred revenue is comprised of fully executed contracts which are recognized as income as the program expenses occur.  For the IMF, the deferred revenue balance provides insight into committed program support.  We look forward to your continued support.


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