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Cancer Recovery Foundation International

CharityWatch report issued
September 2019

CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Cancer Recovery Foundation International
6380 Flank Drive
Suite 400
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Other Names

Cancer Recovery Foundation of America--(formerly)
New Era Cancer Research Fund
Women's Cancer Fund

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To equip patients to survive cancer; accomplished through research, advocacy, education, and support.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 5%

The percentage of Cancer Recovery Foundation International's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $89

How many dollars Cancer Recovery Foundation International spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Cancer Recovery Foundation International IRS Form 990 27-0398026
Cancer Recovery Foundation International Audited Financial Statements 27-0398026
Entity: Cancer Recovery Foundation International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 27-0398026
Entity: Cancer Recovery Foundation International
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 27-0398026

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
Cancer Recovery Foundation International
does not meet governance benchmarks.
Cancer Recovery Foundation International
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Gregory Anderson President $230,720
2 Arthur Granito Treasurer $141,518
Name: Gregory Anderson
Title: President
Compensation: $230,720
Name: Arthur Granito
Title: Treasurer
Compensation: $141,518

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Cancer Recovery Foundation International audit of December 31, 2018 (Note A, Nature of Activities):

"Effective January 1, 2016, Cancer Recovery Foundation International, Inc. (CRFI), the 'Organization,' was acquired by the Cancer Recovery Foundation of America (CRFA), with operations continuing under the name Cancer Recovery Foundation International, Inc. The Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization."


"In May 2009, CRFI entered into various affiliation agreements with organizations to provide certain program, administrative, and fundraising support. During the year December 31, 2016, all affiliation agreements had been cancelled other than Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF - USA), Cancer Recovery et Resilience (CRF - France) and Stiftung Krebsbekaempfung (CRF - Germany). In 2018 the Organization publicly supported CCRF-USA but the Affiliation agreement with CCRF-USA was cancelled on May 15, 2018. The affiliation agreements with CRF - France and CRF - Germany were in affect [sic] as of December 31, 2018."

[Note: CharityWatch issues a separate rating for Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation (tax ID #33-0418563).]

According to the Cancer Recovery Foundation International (CRFI) audit of December 31, 2018 (Note D, Gifts-In-Kind), CRFI received donated in-kind medicines in 2018 on which it placed a value of $3,859,549.

According to the 2018 CRFI tax filing, CRFI reports that $3,859,549 in in-kind medicines were shipped for the purpose of "Humanitarian Aid" to the region of Central America and the Caribbean (IRS Form 990, Schedule F).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

According to the Cancer Recovery Foundation International audit of December 31, 2018 (Note J, Related Party Transactions):

"For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Organization paid rent expense totaling $6,000 to an officer of the Organization for the use of home office and storage space used by the Organization.

"For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Organization billed administrative fees and reimbursements totaling $285 and $1,146, respectively, to a Company run by an officer of the Organization..."


"The Organization, at December 31, 2018 and 2017, donated $5,840 and $34,652, respectively, to an international affiliate to assist with general and administrative costs."

According to the Cancer Recovery Foundation International audit of December 31, 2018 (Note L, Subsequent Events):

"Based on the federal trades commissions [sic] 2012 shift in regulations regarding soundboard technology, which went into effect in May of 2017, management has determined that it will need to curtail prospect calls in order to meet the regulations. Management is unable to estimate what the overall financial effect of this change will be on its financial activities and operations in 2019 but does believe it will materially decrease contributions received resulting in a decline in programs and other operating activities. Management has already implemented a reduction in overhead hoping to maintain its past level of program support.

"As of March 6, 2019, the Organization has requested that the internal revenue service [IRS] change its public charity status from an IRC Section 509(a)(3) Type 1 supporting organization to a public charity classified under section 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)."

According to the Cancer Recovery Foundation International audit of December 31, 2018 (Note A, Cancellation of Debt):

"The Organization had $81,000 in trade payables related to purchases in 2016. As of December 31, 2017, the amount had been fully forgiven by the vendor. There was no cancellation of debt during the year ended December 31, 2018."

According to the Cancer Recovery Foundation International audit of December 31, 2018 (Note H, Concentrations):

"The Organization received 99% of cash contributions for the year ended December 31, 2018, from three fundraising agencies. Total cash contributions received from these agencies were $7,095,815."

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