The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation currently funds 224 research initiatives related to childhood cancer, including both targeted and broad-spectrum projects. In 2016 initiatives involving research projects totalled SEK 172.7 million. In addition, major training-related initiatives were also funded. Each year we also carry out hundreds of activities that jointly, through our missions, help us to reach our objectives. You can read more about some of the activities and events that were carried out in 2016 here.
Our activities are multifaceted, but our vision is clear: The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation will eradicate childhood cancer. Hope, courage and responsibility are the core values that govern our daily work. We spread hope to one another and to those around us. We show courage by seeing things as they truly are. And we take responsibility for the children and their families. This is how it works:
Through fundraising, events, bequests and donations from individuals and companies, the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation raised SEK 365 million in 2016.
The funds are divided among the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation’s missions. SEK 238 million went to research, SEK 37 million went to advice and support, and SEK 52 million went to information.
Researchers apply for funding in response to various calls for applications. They can also apply for research positions or grants that enhance Swedish healthcare and research.
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation’s five research committees carefully assess each application and decide what funds are to be granted to which projects.
The funds that go to advice and support are distributed among projects and initiatives that help patients during and after treatment.
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation informs about the disease and helps to shape opinion regarding important childhood cancer issues.
More children survive. More advice and support are being provided to children undergoing treatment and to survivors.
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation has been assigned a ‘90 account’ by the Swedish Fundraising Control. The 90-account is an approved donations account representing a stamp of quality which requires good business governance and that the majority of revenues be spent on our missions, as stipulated in the articles of association.
In addition, the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation complies with Swedish Fundraising Council’s (FRII) quality code, which helps to increase transparency and openness in our reporting and presentation of activities.The annual report and review’s chapter Administration and accounts presents a complete report of the past year and how we manage our business.
Everything we do is in the best interests of children with cancer. We rely on public trust and therefore need to ensure that we conduct an impartial and independent operation. The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation works with independence in several ways: by being open and transparent in our activities, through careful internal control of our processes and by actively avoiding potential conflicts of interest in our funding of research initiatives.
In 2016 the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation raised SEK 365.1 million (339.8), an increase of 7.5 per cent. Below is a summary of how the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation uses the donations and how our financial position and performance have evolved over time. For a full explanation, please see Administration and accounts.
|Amounts in SEK 000||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012|
|Income (donations, grants and sales)||365,056||339,816||275,281||226,529||185,562|
|Operating expenses incl. mission-related expenses||-381,865||-371,327||-326,369||-268,042||-239,025|
|Net of operations||-16,808||-31,511||-51,088||-41,513||-53,463|
|Income from financial investments||33,001||58,997||26,896||19,360||23,235|
|Profit after net financial items||16,192||27,486||-24,192||-22,153||-30,228|
|Market value of capital under management as at 31 Dec.||881,914||853,406||823,080||760,321||685,425|
|Approved research commitments as at 31 Dec.||357,726||313,514||266,829||223,713||187,152|