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National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

CharityWatch report issued
April 2019

Top-Rated Charity
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

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
1010 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Other Names

Breast Cancer Coalition

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To end breast cancer; has set a deadline to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 83%

The percentage of National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $15

How many dollars National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund 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
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund IRS Form 990 52-1782065
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund Audited Financial Statements 52-1782065
Entity: National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1782065
Entity: National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1782065

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.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
meets governance benchmarks.
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
meets 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 Opt-In Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Frances Visco President $220,721
2 Brandi Felser COO $176,344
3 Sharon Ford Watkins Field Director $157,688
Name: Frances Visco
Title: President
Compensation: $220,721
Name: Brandi Felser
Title: COO
Compensation: $176,344
Name: Sharon Ford Watkins
Title: Field Director
Compensation: $157,688

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 National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 1, In-Kind Contributions):

"... During the year ended December 31, 2017, NBCC received donated legal fees and other services of approximately $54,000, of which approximately $26,000 is related to the Catalytic Research and Collaborations program, approximately $3,000 is related to the Education and Training program, and approximately $25,000 is related to management and general services."

[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 National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 2, Related Party Transactions):

"NBCC shares staff and board members with the National Breast Cancer Coalition (the Coalition), a nonprofit organization exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4). NBCC is reimbursed by the Coalition for certain personnel, office expenses, and combined bills. NBCC incurred approximately $280,000 of reimbursable expenses paid on behalf of the Coalition during 2017. NBCC made a grant of $300,000 to the Coalition for the year ended December 31, 2017. The grant to the Coalition was used for general lobbying expenses. The grant was made in accordance with NBCC's 501(h) election for the year."

[Note: The National Breast Cancer Coalition, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, is not included in CharityWatch's rating of the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. The Coalition is not rated separately by CharityWatch at this time given its relatively small size, with contributions of less than $400,000 in 2017, including the $300,000 grant from National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.]
According to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 10, Concentrations):

"...Two events, the New York Gala and LA Cabaret, made up approximately 40% of total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2017, approximately 30% of total revenue was received from two donors."
According to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 8, Commitments):

"NBCC has entered into agreements for services to provide accommodations for its events to be held through March 2019. The agreements contain clauses whereby NBCC is liable for liquidated damages in the event of cancellation. As of May 14, 2018, management of NBCC has estimated that the maximum possible amount of liquidated damages is approximately $273,000. Management does not believe any cancellations under these contracts will occur.

"NBCC has entered into a non-cancelable service contract with an internet services company through 2019. The future estimated commitment under this contract is approximately $127,000 and is payable in quarterly installments."