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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Leukemia Research Foundation

Dedicated to conquering ALL blood cancers.

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four stars

91.93

191 Waukegan Road Suite 105
Northfield, IL 60093
tel: (847) 424-0600   Web Site
EIN: 36-6102182

Board Leadership
Larry Mix
President

CEO
Kevin Radelet
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.93 four stars
  Financial 88.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1946, the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures and enriching the life of those touched by these diseases. The LRF has more than 1,500 volunteers organized in 22 fundraising chapters. We provide patients with educational resources, emotional support, and financial assistance; additionally we fund research throughout the world. The LRF has relentlessly dedicated itself to finding a cure raising more than $75 million in support of its mission.

Founded in 1946, the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures and enriching the life of those touched by these diseases. The LRF has more than 1,500 volunteers organized in 22 fundraising chapters. We provide patients with educational resources, emotional support, and financial assistance; additionally we fund research throughout the world. The LRF has relentlessly dedicated itself to finding a cure raising more than $75 million in support of its mission.

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This impact information is current as of January 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

three stars

88.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leukemia Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leukemia Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leukemia Research Foundation (IL) 91.93 four stars
Us TOO International (IL) 89.97 three stars
Livestrong Foundation (TX) 85.49 three stars
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 92.92 four stars
Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,520,605
   Federated Campaigns $34,369
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,554,974
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,554,974
   Other Revenue $30
TOTAL REVENUE $2,555,004
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,009,131
   Administrative Expenses $245,740
   Fundraising Expenses $235,956
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,490,827
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $64,177
   
Net Assets $2,621,987

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 Grants to Doctors and Scientists $1,552,051 77.2%
Financial Assistance to Patients $261,424 13.0%
Patient Education $195,656 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2019 91.93 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 86.54 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2017 91.72 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 83.53 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.81 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.34 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 82.90 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 80.76 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 81.26 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.40 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 69.73 one star
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.86 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 74.93 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 76.06 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 74.63 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 71.88 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 68.19 one star
2003-06 12/01/2004 64.33 one star

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

EIN 36-6102182
Name in IRS Master File LEUKEMIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code H12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(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 November, 1954
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 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
$123,075 4.94% Kevin Radelet Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leukemia Research Foundation (IL) 91.93 four stars
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 93.02 four stars
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 91.21 four stars
Us TOO International (IL) 89.97 three stars
CancerCare (NY) 86.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Leukemia Research Foundation
191 Waukegan Road
Suite 105
Northfield, IL 60093
tel: (847) 424-0600
fax: (847) 424-0606
EIN: 36-6102182

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Board Leadership

Larry Mix
President

CEO

Kevin Radelet
Executive Director

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