BC Cancer Foundation
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1
President & CEO: Sarah Roth
Board Chair: Greg D'Avignon
Charitable Reg. #: 11881 8434 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #67
Avg. Compensation $87,422
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About BC Cancer Foundation:
Founded in 1967, BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF) is the main fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency. Through its funding, BCCF supports cancer research and treatment. It aims to facilitate the entire process from discovery of new cures to treatment using those very cures. In addition to ongoing research, BC Cancer Agency provides extensive cancer care including detection, diagnosis, and support programs. BCCF reports that it is the largest funder of cancer research in British Columbia.
In F2015, BC Cancer Foundation gave a $20m grant to BC Cancer Agency to fund multiple projects. It supported adult survivors of childhood cancer who suffer from severe mental health problems. BCCF continued its funding for the Genome Centre, where over 300 staff uncovered new findings in breast cancer research. The charity worked with the Canadian government to start a $60m research project on immunotherapy, the process of strengthening a patient’s immune system to destroy cancer cells.
This past year, BCCF funded life-saving discoveries. The new Personalized Onco-Genomics Program succeeded in curing a person with terminal cancer. A study funded by BCCF found a cure for a rare form of gastric cancer. The study was published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Furthermore, new drugs that target childhood sarcomas and prostate cancer entered the clinical trials stage in 2014 - 2015.
BC Cancer Foundation is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities as it received donations of $29.2m in F2015. BCCF’s administrative costs are 6% of total revenues and its fundraising costs are 34% of donations. Total overhead costs come to 40%, falling above Ci’s reasonable range. BCCF has funding reserves of $118.8m of which $49m are donor-endowed. Its total funding reserves can cover programs costs 5.8 times. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover annual programs costs 3.9 times.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by BC Cancer Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 1st, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.0%||8.4%||4.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||34.4%||44.7%||32.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||584.5%||603.4%||522.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||15,616||1,932||23,162|