As a responsible member of the philanthropic community, the Cancer Research Foundation believes in full accountability. We think the more you know about how we run our organization and how we direct the money we raise, the more you will want to help us fight the battle against cancer.
The Cancer Research Foundation operates on a fiscal year which ends on the 31st of March. After each fiscal year ends, our financial records are audited by Goettsche, Tranen, Winter and Russo. Copies of the most recent financial audits are availible below.
As a registered 501(c)3 organization, the Cancer Research Foundation also annually files a report with the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS Form 990 (Return of Organizations Exempt from Income Tax.) Our most recent return is availible below as a pdf document.
The Cancer Research Foundation is happy to make copies of the most recent versions of either of these documents availible through the mail if requested in writing.
The Cancer Research Foundation has focused attention on cancer and raised money for life-giving research. We...pay tribute to the scientists who have dedicated themselves to finding a cure and to meet the young researchers who are the next generation of fighters against this disease. The message we send today is that those who suffer from cancer are not alone and that together we can work toward a solution."Richard M. Daley
Mayor, City of Chicago
May 20, 1997