The Approach

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IFF takes a unique and innovative approach to pediatric cancer research.  Specifically, IFF maximizes funds raised to be directed to pediatric brain tumor research by:

  • Keeping corporate overhead at less than 10% (according to Charity Watch: 40% overhead is reasonable; according to American Institute of Philanthropy: highly efficient, charitable organizations spend 25% on general administration)
  • Funding $0 indirect costs in research grants (indirect costs are those costs that cover multiple activities and that occur on a regular basis. They are usually administrative in nature. In other words they can’t be assigned to a particular product or service but are used to operate an organization as a whole such as accounting, office expenses, administrative salaries, etc.)
  • IFF employs 1 full-time paid staff member