Better Business Bureau Report for
Cancer Research Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Cancer Research Foundation
Address: 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3708
  Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-630-0055
Web Address:
Also known as:none
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:none

Year, State Incorporated: 1954, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Cancer Research Foundation's mission is to raise funds to fund early-career cancer scientists and new directions in cancer science research with the goal of contributing to "Transformational Events" in the prevention, treatment and cure for cancer.

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Evaluation Conclusions


The BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, finances, solicitation materials, annual report, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 13Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 19.
Cancer Research Foundation meets the remaining 7 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Their ultimate goal is to bring about the day when the world is celebrating the scientist who has finally unraveled a key to stopping this terrible disease.

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, Cancer Research Foundation's program expenses were:

Contributions and Grants Made to: The University of Chicago 575,000
Other Program Service Costs 97,019
Contributions and Grants Made to: Miscellaneous Gifts 90,000
Total Program Expenses: $762,019
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*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,396,356, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Cancer Research Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Public Support Contributions 1,396,356
Investment Income 216,740
Change in Value of Charitable Remainder Trusts and Estates -82,916
Total Income $1,530,180


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $1,530,180
Program expenses $762,019
Fund raising expenses 50,325
Administrative expenses 54,914
Total expenses $867,258
Income in Excess of Expenses 662,922
Beginning net assets 6,921,159
Other Changes in Net Assets 329,110
Ending net assets 7,913,191
Total liabilities 254,375
Total assets $8,167,566

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