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National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

CharityWatch report issued
March 2022

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
2001 L Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To end breast cancer through the power of action and advocacy.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2020

Program Percentage: 84%

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: $8

How many dollars National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
84% $7
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

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

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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 $192,590
2 Melanie Wyne Chief Policy Officer $158,325
3 Michelle Tregear Chief Programs Officer $156,480
Name: Frances Visco
Title: President
Compensation: $192,590
Name: Melanie Wyne
Title: Chief Policy Officer
Compensation: $158,325
Name: Michelle Tregear
Title: Chief Programs Officer
Compensation: $156,480

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, 2020 (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 $181,000 of reimbursable expenses paid on behalf of the Coalition during 2020. NBCC made a grant of $225,000 to the Coalition for the year ended December 31, 2020. The grant to the Coalition was used for direct lobbying expenses. The grant was made in accordance with NBCC's 501(h) election for the year."

[Note: The National Breast Cancer Coalition (the 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 small size, with contributions of $276,515 in 2020, including the above-noted $225,000 grant from the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, according to the Coalition's 2020 IRS Form 990 tax filing.]

According to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 1 re: In-Kind Contributions), NBCC received donated in-kind legal fees and other services in 2020 on which it placed a value of approximately $63,000.

[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 audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 11, Concentrations):  "...For the year ended December 31, 2020, approximately 41% of total revenue was received from two donors."

According to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 13, Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan):

"During 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) waived repayment of NBCC's first SBA loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the amount of approximately $221,000. As such, the amount is included in grants and contributions on the [audited] statement of activities as of December 31, 2020. In addition, subsequent to year end NBCC has received a second Small Business Administration (SBA) loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the amount of approximately $248,000. The PPP provides cash-flow assistance through 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible recipients to maintain payroll during the COVID-19 public health emergency and cover certain other expenses. If NBCC maintains its workforce and meets certain requirements, up to 100% of the loan may be forgiven by the SBA. No more than 40% of the forgiven amount may be for non-payroll costs. Loans under the PPP have an interest rate of 1% and a five-year maturity date, if not forgiven."

According to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 9, Contingencies):

"The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) has had a disruptive impact on the daily life and operations of individuals, businesses, and companies around the world. There is uncertainty about financial and economic impacts in all sectors of the economy. The financial markets have experienced significant volatility, and this may continue for an extended period of time. In light of these circumstances, management continues to assess how best to adapt to changed circumstances."