Explanation of Joint Cost Allocations

NFCR is committed to efficiency and transparency. For more than 40 years, NFCR has been communicating with supporters, donors, and prospective donors by email, postal mail, phone and other means, both to request contributions and to educate the public, thereby upholding NFCR’s mission statement (to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments and ultimately, a cure for cancer). These free publications are sent to tens of millions of families and include materials such as early cancer detection guides, childhood cancer charts, cancer prevention kits and recipes for healthy living. (An example of an educational mailing piece is shown on the right.) As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines, we allocate a portion of our direct mail costs to program services and to fundraising.

As a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal taxation, NFCR ensures donors’ money is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible. Please visit our Where Your Money Goes page to learn more about how NFCR uses donations to support cancer research.