Better Business Bureau Report for
Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
Address: 5004 Monument Avenue, Suite 102
  Richmond , VA 23230
Phone: 804-285-1200
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1992, Virginia
Mission: The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF) is committed to the eradication of breast cancer through education of and advocacy for Virginians.
Chapter Affiliates: The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation has 5 chapters located in Central Virginia, the Blue Ridge, Prince William, Hampton Roads, and the Peninsula.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF) provides Virginians with knowledge and a voice in the fight against breast cancer. VBCF’s goals are to establish the end of breast cancer as a state and national priority, to advocate for the collective needs of people affected by breast cancer, and to educate all Virginians on the facts about breast cancer. Each year, we provide tens of thousands of Virginians with accurate, up-to-date information on breast cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment, research, legislation, and survivorship. VBCF offers breast cancer education materials free of charge and hosts local, regional, and state events to provide up-to-date information on breast cancer. VBCF also provides local libraries and nonprofit organizations with mini-grants to assist in educating Virginia in local communities across the state.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, VBCF's program expenses were:

Program services 353,837
Total Program Expenses: $353,837
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Chief Executive : Katy Sawyer, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Pete Shrock
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: VP of Strategy and Design, Comfort Zone Camp

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 4

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, online and email appeals, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing.
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $514,170, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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The following information is based on VBCF's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Community-Sponsored Special Events 176,977
DMV revenue 158,395
VBCF Special Events 69,761
Contributions and grants 55,237
Unrealized gains on investments 31,803
VBCF Chapter Special Events 31,719
Investment and miscellaneous income 30,934
United Way Services, donor designations 22,081
Total Income $576,907


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $576,907
Program expenses $353,837
Fund raising expenses 51,247
Administrative expenses 62,196
Total expenses $467,280
Income in Excess of Expenses 109,627
Beginning net assets 714,782
Ending net assets 824,409
Total liabilities 16,612
Total assets $841,021

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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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