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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation adheres to standards that reflect our commitment to public accountability and social responsibility.
We’re completely transparent about how we raise and distribute our funds. Get our 501 (c) (3) form here.
We’ve always believed the most efficient way to finding a cure for breast cancer is by directing as much grants funding as possible to the best and most innovative research. The BCRF Scientific Advisory Board identifies and evaluates cutting-edge research to ensure our dollars will have the most impact possible.
Annual grants awarded by BCRF allow our scientists to pursue groundbreaking research leading to new treatments, new methods of prevention and new insights into breast cancer. We support investigations with the potential for rapid clinical application and understand the importance of supporting projects in all stages of development, including much-needed seed money. This enables our researchers to generate the data necessary to compete successfully for federal funding and to leverage and secure additional funds from other foundations and government agencies.
By donating to BCRF, contributors know that their support will go to breast cancer research and awareness programs. No gift is too small. We’re honored to be the recipient of gifts from all donors.
Our unique approach to fundraising and awarding money to breast cancer research and awareness programs has been recognized by independent organizations that monitor charities.
We hold a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. It’s our 13th such designation since 2002.
CharityWatch.org (formerly American Institute of Philantrophy)
We hold an A+ rating from CharityWatch. We are the only breast cancer organization and cancer organization to receive its coveted A+ ranking.
We’re committed to the highest degree of fundraising efficiency. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar we spend is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. Each year, the maximum amount of dollars is directed to research rather than a future endowment.
We appreciate your gift to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, your donation is fully deductible as a charitable contribution. Our tax ID # is 13-3727250.
View our latest IRS form 990 here.
Download a latest copy of our latest financial report here. You may obtain a copy of our latest financial report from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. (BCRF), 60 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022 (646-497-2600). If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency:
FLORIDA: a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. Florida Registration No. CH-5715.
GEORGIA: A full and fair description of the programs of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. and our financial statement summary is available upon request at the office and phone number indicated above.
MARYLAND: For the cost of copies and postage, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.
MICHIGAN: MICS No. 29266.
MISSISSIPPI: The official registration and financial information of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.
NEW JERSEY: Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215 and is available on the internet at http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.
NEW YORK: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
NORTH CAROLINA: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.
PENNSYLVANIA: The official registration and financial information of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
VIRGINIA: Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
WASHINGTON: Charities Division, Office of the Secretary, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422, 1-800-332-4483.
WEST VIRGINIA: Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration with any of these state agencies does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by any state.