American Cancer Fund

Know Cancer

aka American Cancer Association, American Cancer Educational Services, and Focus on Cancer   |   Hillsborough, NJ   |
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American Cancer Fund

EIN: 20-3232112


Our mission is to educate, support and empower those diagnosed with Cancer by organizing and clarifying information. We provide independent information and research to enable patients and their families to make smarter choices for treatment with an emphasis on cure, functionality and dignity. Our goal is to streamline the information available and make it more understandable.

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President and Executive Director

Mr. Henry Stryder

Main address

PO Box 7262

Hillsborough, NJ 08844 USA

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Formerly known as

American Cancer Educational Services

American Cancer Association



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Population served info


People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

People do not understand their cancer diagnosis or who they can turn to for support and additional resources. We provide free information and assist in the cancer diagnosis information gathering process. We help patients and their families navigate the cancer experience.

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?

Cancer information clearinghouse

Manage website that is the Webs only Cancer information clearinghouse for Cancer websites. Provide simple clear information to people recently diagnosed with Cancer. We look to educate individuals about cancer and elevate their understanding. Our long term goal is to provide Kiosks (in a supermarket) or mobile 'libraries' with our simple Cancer facts. We get information to everyone that needs it in a format that is meaningful.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Supporting new cancer patients as they navigate through the cancer experience. We identify resources and information tailored to the individual cancer patient or their family

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We are demystifying the cancer diagnosis. We give life saving information to enable cancer patients to make smarter and more informed decisions. Additionally we provide great ideas and direction for those cancers that are preventable.

Our strategy is to empower the cancer patient and provide them with all the resources they need to fight cancer. We also tell our clients about all the other cancer charities that are available to support them.

We have a dynamic web site and provide online and phone support to cancer patients from mainly the USA but we also include information to people from all over the world.

When individuals and families discover that they have cancer, they often become immobilized. Well meaning doctors often do not have the time and resources to explain everything that a patient needs. As long as there is cancer, there will be a need to help people navigate this horrible disease. in 2018 we supported nearly 1.5 million people requiring more info about their disease and needing additional resources to fight cancer.

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 99.77 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

American Cancer Fund

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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American Cancer Fund

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of American Cancer Fund’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 $327,817 $189,074 $597,407 $302,326 $2,408
As % of expenses 155.7% 78.9% 212.1% 100.8% 0.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $326,138 $186,195 $590,729 $299,447 -$4,234
As % of expenses 153.7% 76.8% 204.9% 98.9% -1.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $529,001 $338,838 $809,168 $468,401 $570,050
Total revenue, % change over prior year 62.8% -35.9% 138.8% -42.1% 21.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.2% 1.7% 5.4% 7.6% 7.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 4.5% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.1% 98.3% 90.1% 91.8% 96.1%
Other revenue 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% -3.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $210,543 $239,640 $281,681 $299,960 $317,567
Total expenses, % change over prior year 13.8% 13.8% 17.5% 6.5% 5.9%
Personnel 51.7% 50.3% 62.7% 61.9% 63.7%
Professional fees 2.2% 4.0% 1.4% 4.5% 1.7%
Occupancy 3.7% 4.9% 1.9% 1.6% 1.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.7% 14.9% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 41.7% 25.9% 33.9% 32.1% 33.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $212,222 $242,519 $288,359 $302,839 $324,209
One month of savings $17,545 $19,970 $23,473 $24,997 $26,464
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $13,954 $0 $0 $0 $32,250
Total full costs (estimated) $243,721 $262,489 $311,832 $327,836 $382,923

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 21.5 21.9 0.7 1.3 3.6
Months of cash and investments 43.4 47.6 65.8 73.9 68.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 43.4 47.6 65.8 73.9 68.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $376,496 $436,793 $16,841 $31,503 $95,250
Investments $384,717 $513,494 $1,527,054 $1,814,718 $1,726,129
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $14,394 $14,394 $18,193 $18,193 $50,443
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 11.7% 31.7% 61.8% 77.6% 41.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Unrestricted net assets $773,928 $960,123 $1,550,852 $1,850,299 $1,846,065
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 $773,928 $960,123 $1,550,852 $1,850,299 $1,846,065

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President and Executive Director

Mr. Henry Stryder

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

American Cancer Fund

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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American Cancer Fund

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Henry Stryder

American Cancer Fund

Term: 2004 - 2028

Henry Stryder

American Cancer Fund

Cynthia Johnston


Shari Lerer


John Gerecitano

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Audrey Hamilton

Memorial SLoan Kettering - Basking Ridge

David Gaynor

Miller, Porter, Muller & Gaynor

Mahendra (MZ) Patel

Welcome Hospitality Management

Nicholas Boxter

Boxter CPA

Hewitt Johnston

Caroline Hicks Sawyer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/4/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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