At Komen Houston, we are committed to responsible stewardship of every dollar that is generously donated. Our mission is to Save Lives and End Breast Cancer Forever.
Thanks to the commitment and support of the Greater Houston Community, thousands of lives are being saved and each day brings us closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.
Your Dollars In Action – 2011 Komen Houston Snapshot
Responsible Stewards of your money: We are pleased to report an overall 18% expense ratio to cover fundraising and administrative costs. This means that 82 cents of every dollar raised was a direct investment to our mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. In 2010, Susan G. Komen for the Cure received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator , the nation's largest independent evaluator of charities, for the third consecutive year.
Dollars we raised: $5 million through individual contributions, corporate partnerships and fundraising events like our signature Race for the Cure and Awards Luncheon
Dollars we gave away: Komen Houston awarded a total of $4.46 million to fund breast cancer education, screening, treatment, support and research.
- $3.27 million in Community Grants to fund seventeen local organizations
- $1.19 million invested to fund critical research through the Komen National Award and Research Grant Program