IMPACT Melanoma

Concord, MA   |
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IMPACT Melanoma

EIN: 04-3478266


The mission of IMPACT Melanoma is to save lives by reducing the incidence of melanoma. We accomplish this through public awareness campaigns and educational messaging about sun protection, and by providing early detection programs as well as support and advocacy for those struggling with melanoma.

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Executive Director

Ms. Deb Girard

Main address

One Concord Farm 490 Virginia Road, Suite 11

Concord, MA 01742 USA

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Formerly known as

Melanoma Foundation of New England

Massachusetts Melanoma Foundation



Subject area info

Medical support services

Skin conditions


Human services

Population served info



People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Skin cancer rates are growing at epidemic numbers in the US. This year alone, over 5.4 million skin cancers will be diagnosed in this country. Of that, there will be over 100,000 new cases of melanoma. Close to 10,000 Americans will die of this disease this year. In 2014, the Surgeon General cited skin cancer as a major public health concern and initiated a Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer and an update has been published in each subsequent year. While these statistics are sobering, there is good news: studies now show that the regular use of sunscreen can reduce the risk of melanoma by up to 80%. And up to 90% of skin cancer is preventable. However, awareness about the importance of sun safety in preventing skin cancer is still lacking, as corroborated by several recent studies of sunscreen use across the country. IMPACT Melanoma saves lives by addressing this lack of awareness through public awareness campaigns and educational messaging about sun protection.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Billy's Buddies

Provides patient advocacy and support to those struggling with melanoma with one-on-one support.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Practice Safe Skin provides convenient and attractive sunscreen dispensers in high-traffic recreational areas and public outdoor spaces across the country. IMPACT Melanoma has installed over 4,000 sunscreen dispensers in a variety of public and private settings making sun protection readily available at locations in all 50 states.

These weather-resistant, low maintenance dispensers provide a variety of formulas of free sunscreen to help increase sun safety awareness and use throughout diverse communities nationwide.

Population(s) Served

Your Skin is In is an educational program that encourages teens and young adults to make a personal promise that they will protect the skin they're in. Over the past 10 years, IMPACT Melanoma has introduced almost a million students to this award-winning and life-saving training.

Your Skin Is In is available nationwide at middle schools, high schools, and college campuses. In addition, it is offered online through our eLearning curriculum. Visit for more information.

Population(s) Served

The Skinny on Skin is a certification program for professionals in the beauty industry which trains them to screen for suspicious moles while performing common salon services. Hair stylists, massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians all over the country can attend this training in person at select events throughout the year, or take our free online training. Visit for more information.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of beauty industry professionals who've learned about early detection and prevention of melanoma - measured by the annual number of Skinny on Skin participants.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served


Related Program

The Skinny on Skin

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students/adolescents educated about sun protective measures - measured by the annual number of students/classes who have completed Your Skin is In training.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served


Related Program

Your Skin is In

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Improving Melanoma Prevention, through Awareness, Care & Training. Our overarching organizational goal is to decrease national skin cancer rates by 25% by 2025.

IMPACT Melanoma is a national non-profit organization dedicated to skin cancer prevention and early detection. We provide a variety of educational programs which aim to raise awareness about skin cancer and sun safety, as well as support services for those struggling with melanoma. Through our programs, our goals will be reached by educating the public about sun and UV safety, giving the public the tools they need to protect their skin today, and by bringing support and comforting those whom the disease affects.

To achieve our organizational goal of decreasing skin cancer rates 25% by 2025, IMPACT Melanoma designs and delivers a variety of award-winning prevention programs including Your Skin is In, which encourages high school and college students to take a pledge to reduce tanning; The Skinny on Skin, which trains and certifies beauty industry professionals to provide life-saving skin cancer screening and education to their clients; and Practice Safe Skin, which provides free sunscreen dispensers in public recreation areas and Safe Skin at Work, focusing on improving prevention policies and practices for outdoor workers across the country. In the last few years, IMPACT Melanoma has implemented a new program, IMPACT Shade to raise awareness about the importance of shade, install protective structures in areas that need it most, and create policies that will demand shade in new development while funding shade for neighborhoods that lack protection.

IMPACT Melanoma also assists patients and their caregivers struggling with melanoma by offering free support groups, educational programs, and Billy's Buddies, a one-on-one outpatient advocacy and support program.

IMPACT Melanoma has a very successful track record of private and corporate fundraising nationwide, raising over $800,000 in 2021. Our high-profile, well-attended events – including a gala, several road races, and a golf tournament - generate important revenue for our programs and deliver critical sun safety education to thousands of people annually.

IMPACT Melanoma is comprised of a dedicated team of seven full-time staff members along with a diverse and talented roster of professionals who serve IMPACT's Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board. IMPACT Melanoma has grown from its inception in 1999 as the Massachusetts Melanoma Foundation, to its current status as a nationally recognized thought leader for designing and implementing important programs focused on skin cancer/melanoma issues.

Unlike other non-profits working to combat melanoma, funding basic medical research is not our goal. While research is undoubtedly important, we concentrate on applying the vast scientific knowledge already proven about melanoma, and securing the resources to make an immediate impact. Not in the future. Not tomorrow. Today. Our innovative programs and strategic partnerships with donors and sponsors help reduce incidence rates and the human costs of all types of skin cancer.

IMPACT Melanoma's Your Skin Is In program has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology with a Gold Triangle Award. In the past ten years, Your Skin is In has delivered critical sun safety education to over 1 million teenagers in almost every state across the country.

IMPACT's “Skinny on Skin" training has been made available to over 200,000 beauty industry professionals, collaborating with several industry trade groups to maximize the accessibility of this life-saving certification program.

IMPACT has installed over 4,000 free sunscreen dispensers in all 50 states. We collaborate regularly with the National Park and Recreation Association, who have partnered with us to continue to bring free sunscreen to communities nationally.

Going forward, IMPACT will continue its national expansion by establishing new markets across the country for its educational and support programming. We have focused our expansion into hub cities: New York, Tampa, Charleston, Atlanta, Austin and Los Angeles. In order to build the capacity we need for this national expansion, we have and will continue to invest in infrastructure. We are also focused on expanding our fundraising by cultivating strategic partnerships.


IMPACT Melanoma
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2018 2018 Audited Financial Statement 2016
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.23 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

IMPACT Melanoma

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of IMPACT Melanoma’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$196,924 $173,282 -$154,701 $296,994 $71,935
As % of expenses -17.5% 17.3% -19.8% 31.0% 6.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$200,909 $169,967 -$156,310 $296,580 $71,728
As % of expenses -17.7% 16.9% -20.0% 31.0% 6.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $931,130 $1,176,727 $625,586 $1,254,518 $1,127,493
Total revenue, % change over prior year -8.2% 26.4% -46.8% 100.5% -10.1%
Program services revenue 17.6% 5.2% 10.1% 2.0% 0.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 2.8% 7.3% 22.0% 8.2%
All other grants and contributions 82.4% 91.9% 82.4% 76.0% 91.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,128,054 $1,003,445 $780,287 $957,524 $1,055,558
Total expenses, % change over prior year -7.5% -11.0% -22.2% 22.7% 10.2%
Personnel 54.2% 58.9% 72.2% 67.6% 62.4%
Professional fees 1.6% 2.0% 2.1% 2.0% 3.1%
Occupancy 3.4% 3.8% 4.8% 3.2% 3.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.7% 1.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
All other expenses 40.1% 34.2% 20.9% 27.1% 30.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,132,039 $1,006,760 $781,896 $957,938 $1,055,765
One month of savings $94,005 $83,620 $65,024 $79,794 $87,963
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $104,827 $2,270
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,226,044 $1,090,380 $846,920 $1,142,559 $1,145,998

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.5 6.0 9.1 9.9 8.4
Months of cash and investments 3.5 6.0 9.1 9.9 8.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.3 5.8 5.0 7.8 7.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $330,170 $502,981 $592,221 $788,179 $738,791
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $21,445 $31,212 $1,509 $14,009 $17,183
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $26,795 $26,795 $26,795 $26,795 $26,794
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 78.3% 90.7% 96.7% 98.2% 99.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 15.3% 11.3% 45.4% 22.7% 24.6%
Unrestricted net assets $313,724 $483,691 $327,381 $623,961 $695,689
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $313,724 $483,691 $327,381 $623,961 $695,689

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Deb Girard

Deb Girard is the Executive Director of the IMPACT Melanoma. Formerly the Massachusetts Melanoma Foundation and then the Melanoma Foundation of New England, Deb has led this organization since 2002. During this time, she has grown the organization from a start up to one with national recognition for designing and implementing important programs focused on skin cancer and melanoma issues. These programs educate teens and college students about the dangers of tanning, train beauty professionals in prevention strategies, advocate for legislation to ban tanning beds to minors, and provide free sunscreen to communities across the country to help to reduce the risk of skin cancer and melanoma. Prior to her work at IMPACT Melanoma, Deb worked in health care administration as a Vice President at both Harvard Pilgrim Health Care MA and Brockton Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts. She received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College and an MBA from Simmons College.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 02/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

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