The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to allocating donor dollars responsibly to maximize the impact of our strategic research, education and awareness initiatives.
To view our audited financial reports, click here.
Regional Community Reports
The Foundation allocates funding at a National level and through our regional offices in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Prairies/NWT and BC/Yukon. Click on the regional link below to find our community reports (which some organizations call their annual report) and discover further details on our funding in your community.
How Dollars are Spent
In 2010, the Foundation allocated over $23.7 million towards cause related work, of which $15.9 million was allocated towards breast cancer research, community health grants and fellowships across the country.
The Foundation allocates funds through each of our regional offices to invest in our communities from coast to coast. On a national level, the Foundation allocates dollars towards our national grant competitions, currently focused on a nation-wide priority to address early detection research.
To learn more about our regional cause related and research investments, click on your region as listed above. Click here
to learn more about our National Grant Program.
In addition, the Foundation has a partnership with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, which directs funds raised through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure to cause related initiatives in Quebec.
To learn more about how funds raised by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Montreal and Quebec City are allocated in Quebec please visit www.rubanrose.org
The Foundation awards grants every year through a process guided by four principles: rigour; accountability; fairness; and transparency.
A panel of unbiased experts recruited from across North America review eligible funding proposals to ensure that donor dollars will have maximum impact. Initiatives that are well-planned, highly relevant and have the potential to make a meaningful difference are recommended for funding.
Our Cost of Fundraising
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to finding the optimal balance between dollars invested in grants and other cause-related work, and dollars spent on fundraising and other necessary expenditures. Our goal is to maximize our cause-related spending.
The Foundation ranks within the generally acceptable level as identified by the CRA with fundraising costs that measure 36%. Our fundraising costs are on par with most other organizations of the same size.
Where Our Funds Come From
The Foundation has the support of millions of Canadians across the country. With the help of our donors, partners, corporate sponsors, volunteers and staff the Foundation has raised substantial amounts for the cause.
The majority of the money raised for a future without breast cancer comes from special events such as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. The Run for the Cure accounts for 53% of our revenues. The Foundation is also supported by corporate sponsorships, individual donations, cause related marketing and other special events.
It is the Registered Charity Information Return set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).Federally registered charities are regulated by the CRA because they are exempt from income tax and are able to provide tax receipts to donors so that they may obtain tax relief. To demonstrate compliance with federal tax laws, registered charities must file a Registered Charity Information Return (T3010) with the CRA each year. The T3010 and the Audited Financial Statement serve two different purposes so figures may differ between statements. The Foundation follows CRA procedures to complete the T3010