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Causes: Breast Cancer

Programs: Breast cancer survivors foundation (bcsf) is committed to "helping women survive". The foundation offers grants to health care facilities providing free mammograms and breast diagnostic services to uninsured and low income women. Any free clinic or health care facility providing breast diagnostic services to women is encouraged to request an application for funding. The foundation has no coprorate sponsors, all funds raised are through individual donations. The foundation has a volunteer board of directors that do not receive compensation. In 2014 bcsf provided more than 3,900 mammograms and breast cancer diagnostic. Since incorporation in june 2010-bcsf has funded 28 programs and helped over 11,000 women receive free mammograms and breast diagnostic services. It's all about saving lives. To learn more about breast cancer survivors foundation visit the web site www. Breastcancersurvivor. Org.

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Rating: 1

Phone call was fishy. Caller said I could send a check right away but would have to send the credit card by mail?! I requested that they send a letter. Sure glad I did! The web address was incorrect and had a Lansing, MI address on the letter. This one is bad news. I really resent these scam artists. I sit on the board of a very reputable 501c3 organization and this kind of stuff makes it hard on all of us.

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Rating: 1

Based on this "foundation's" 2013 financials, they spent less than $200,000 of their total $4.6 million raised on programs. More than $3.3 million of the $4.6 million they received in donations went to pay for fundraising costs. Look it up: search the term "990 search," you should be able to look at their IRS form 990 for free, and see for yourself. As a former employee of United Way, I'm totally ashamed of these kinds of organizations. A good nonprofit shouldn't report more than 15% of funds raised as fundraising costs. They should be giving 85% of funds raised toward program expenses. To put it as plainly as possible, if you want 75 cents of every dollar you donate to go toward paying the salaries of the telemarketers who call you, by all means donate to this organization. As for me, I pledged to give $25 for breast cancer awareness, so I'm going to donate that money to either the American Cancer Society or the Susan G Komen foundation, once I check both of their 990 forms. I don't want to give almost $19 of my hard-earned $25 to a fundraising company.

Review from Guidestar