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

Leukemia Research Foundation

Dedicated to conquering ALL blood cancers.

90.92

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

Board Leadership
Blake Brandwein
President

CEO
Kevin Radelet
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.92
  Financial 87.16
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 21 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 $82 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 21 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 $82 million in support of its mission.

Financial

87.16

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.3%
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) 90.92
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 90.91
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 87.86
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 92.92
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY) 89.19

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,535,291
   Federated Campaigns $62,804
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,598,095
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,598,095
   Other Revenue $22,499
TOTAL REVENUE $2,620,594
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,954,968
   Administrative Expenses $246,074
   Fundraising Expenses $259,440
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,460,482
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $160,112
   
Net Assets $2,768,509

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 $1,349,295 69.0%
Patient Education $339,652 17.4%
Financial Assistance to Patients $266,021 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 07/01/2021 90.92
2019-06 09/01/2020 86.64
2018-06 02/01/2019 91.93
2017-06 12/01/2018 86.54
2016-06 02/01/2017 91.72
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.71
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 83.53
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.81
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.34
2013-06 06/01/2014 82.90
2012-06 05/01/2013 80.76
2011-06 03/01/2012 81.26
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.40
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 69.73
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.86
2008-06 06/01/2009 74.93
2007-06 05/01/2008 76.06
2006-06 04/01/2007 74.63
2005-06 04/01/2006 71.88
2004-06 07/01/2005 68.19

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,245 5.04% Kevin Radelet Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leukemia Research Foundation (IL) 90.92
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Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 95.47
Commonweal (CA) 91.91
Melanoma Research Foundation (DC) 86.52

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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

Blake Brandwein
President

CEO

Kevin Radelet
Executive Director

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