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The Kidney Cancer Association

Strong Alone. Unstoppable Together.

four stars

100.00

2777 Allen Parkway, Suite 424 Houston, TX 77019
tel: (800) 850-9132   Web Site
EIN: 36-3719712

Board Leadership
Christopher G. Wood, MD
Chairman

CEO
Gretchen E. Vaughan
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Kidney Cancer Association was founded in 1990 by Eugene P. Schonfeld and a small group of patients and doctors in Chicago, Illinois and has grown into an international non-profit organization. The KCA promotes scientific advances through two annual research symposiums and a robust grant program, participates in legislative advocacy, and seeks to be a source of education and resources for patients, caregivers, and anyone impacted by kidney cancer.

Our vision is to be the universal leader in finding the cure for kidney cancer.

Our mission is to be a global community dedicated to serving and empowering patients and caregivers, and leading change through advocacy, research, and education.

The Kidney Cancer Association was founded in 1990 by Eugene P. Schonfeld and a small group of patients and doctors in Chicago, Illinois and has grown into an international non-profit organization. The KCA promotes scientific advances through two annual research symposiums and a robust grant program, participates in legislative advocacy, and seeks to be a source of education and resources for patients, caregivers, and anyone impacted by kidney cancer.

Our vision is to be the universal leader in finding the cure for kidney cancer.

Our mission is to be a global community dedicated to serving and empowering patients and caregivers, and leading change through advocacy, research, and education.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.40
  Program Expenses Growth 33.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Kidney Cancer Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Kidney Cancer Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Kidney Cancer Association (TX) 100.00 four stars
Commonweal (CA) 91.91 four stars
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 90.91 four stars
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (MA) 98.23 four stars
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 87.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,596,827
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,596,827
   Program Service Revenue $190,130
Total Primary Revenue $2,786,957
   Other Revenue $831,877
TOTAL REVENUE $3,618,834
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,908,700
   Administrative Expenses $236,253
   Fundraising Expenses $167,657
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,312,610
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $306,224
   
Net Assets $27,569,594

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 $2,010,715 69.1%
Education $752,610 25.9%
Advocacy $145,375 5.0%

Ratings History
The Kidney Cancer Association has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-10 04/01/2021 100.00 four stars
2018-10 08/01/2019 100.00 four stars
2017-10 08/01/2018 97.46 four stars
2016-10 12/01/2017 91.36 four stars
2015-10 11/01/2016 91.36 four stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 09/01/2015 85.08 three stars
2013-10 11/01/2014 90.18 four stars
2012-10 09/01/2013 92.25 four stars
2011-10 07/01/2012 90.76 four stars
2010-10 09/20/2011 94.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 11/24/2010 93.32 four stars
2008-10 10/01/2009 95.75 four stars
2007-10 09/01/2008 98.54 four stars
2006-10 07/01/2007 88.62 three stars
2005-10 07/01/2006 79.69 two stars
2004-10 09/01/2005 72.38 two 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 36-3719712
Name in IRS Master File KIDNEY CANCER ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code H99
NTEE Classification Medical Research N.E.C.
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 December, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2018
  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$257,897 7.78% Gretchen E. Vaughan President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Kidney Cancer Association (TX) 100.00 four stars
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 87.86 three stars
Commonweal (CA) 91.91 four stars
Leukemia Research Foundation (IL) 86.64 three stars
The V Foundation (NC) 96.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Kidney Cancer Association
2777 Allen Parkway, Suite 424
Houston, TX 77019
tel: (800) 850-9132
fax: (847) 332-1051
EIN: 36-3719712

Mail donations to:
9450 SW Gemini Drive #38269
Beaverton, OR 97008

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Board Leadership

Christopher G. Wood, MD
Chairman

CEO

Gretchen E. Vaughan
President & CEO

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