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Prevent Cancer Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
July 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

Prevent Cancer Foundation
1600 Duke St.
Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22134

Other Names

Cancer Research & Prevention Foundation

Tax Status


Stated Mission

Saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention & early detection; carries out mission by: support of cancer prevention & early detection research, education, outreach, and advocacy.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

Program Percentage: 73%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $17

How many dollars Prevent Cancer Foundation 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
Prevent Cancer Foundation IRS Form 990 52-1429544
Prevent Cancer Foundation Audited Financial Statements 52-1429544
Entity: Prevent Cancer Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1429544
Entity: Prevent Cancer Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1429544

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?
Prevent Cancer Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
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 No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Carolyn R. Aldige President $347,524
2 Janice Bresch Executive VP/COO $221,040
3 Karen Peterson VP, Programs $154,534
Name: Carolyn R. Aldige
Title: President
Compensation: $347,524
Name: Janice Bresch
Title: Executive VP/COO
Compensation: $221,040
Name: Karen Peterson
Title: VP, Programs
Compensation: $154,534

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 Prevent Cancer Foundation audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 8, In-kind contributions), the Foundation received in-kind contributions in fiscal 2018 on which it placed a total value of $261,956, including $172,812 in donated public service announcements.

[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 Prevent Cancer Foundation audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 17, Related party):

"Design services were provided for the [special events] Gala by a company owned by a board member. The Foundation paid $70,000[] for these services during the year ended June 30, 2018. Additionally, donated services were provided in the amount of $85,000 and $30,000 for the years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

"During the ordinary course of business for the years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, the Foundation paid for legal services from a law firm of which a member of the board of directors is a partner."

[Note: No dollar amounts for the above referenced related party legal services are reported in the audit note or in the Foundation's IRS Form 990 filing for fiscal 2018. The Foundation reports having $17,492 and $25,160 in total "Legal" expenses, according to its audited Statement of Functional Expenses for the years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.]