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Health : Medical Research

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Discover. Care. Believe.

93.91

450 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA 02115
tel: (800) 525-4669   Web Site
EIN: 04-2263040

Board Leadership
Joshua Bekenstein
Chairman

CEO
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Institute employs about 4,000 people supporting more than 250,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence.

Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Institute employs about 4,000 people supporting more than 250,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA) 93.91
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Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (CA) 89.61

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $429,117,118
   Federated Campaigns $202,556
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $25,227,354
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $149,816,392
Total Contributions $604,363,420
   Program Service Revenue $1,270,430,919
Total Primary Revenue $1,874,794,339
   Other Revenue $110,715,305
TOTAL REVENUE $1,985,509,644
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,688,904,739
   Administrative Expenses $154,574,137
   Fundraising Expenses $39,814,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,883,293,263
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $102,216,381
   
Net Assets $1,944,454,268

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
Medical Care $1,062,386,759 62.9%
Research $592,175,647 35.1%
Community Benefits Program $34,342,333 2.0%

Ratings History
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 93.91
2018-09 11/01/2019 93.91
2017-09 12/01/2018 92.74
2016-09 02/01/2018 92.61
2015-09 03/01/2017 89.82
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.25
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 90.83
2013-09 07/01/2015 89.62
2013-09 05/01/2015 89.27
2012-09 12/01/2013 94.93
2011-09 11/06/2012 94.93
2010-09 11/01/2011 94.94
2009-09 10/01/2011 84.41
2009-09 09/20/2011 76.64
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 97.48
2008-09 03/01/2010 93.28
2007-09 03/01/2009 93.84
2006-09 05/01/2008 94.01
2005-09 02/01/2007 91.68
2004-09 02/01/2006 91.68

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

EIN 04-2263040
Name in IRS Master File DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
NTEE Code H30
NTEE Classification Cancer Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (154) Health clinic
(150) Hospital
(181) Scientific research for government
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 April, 1962
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$1,440,948 0.07% Laurie Glimcher President and CEO $35,655
Other Salaries of Note
$1,526,785 0.08% Edward J. Benz Jr. President and Former CEO --

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Charity Contact Info

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (800) 525-4669
TTY: (617) 632-5330
EIN: 04-2263040

Mail donations to:
10 Brookline Place, W
6th floor
Brookline, MA 02445

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Board Leadership

Joshua Bekenstein
Chairman

CEO

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
President and CEO

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