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Join the Cause to Cure All Cancers

There are many ways to support groundbreaking cancer research! Donate today, start your own fundraiser, or attend an event. Make a gift of stock, leave a gift in your will, or contribute via a donor-advised fund. Set up a workplace giving or cause-related marketing campaign, ask your employer to match your gift, or even generate donations while online shopping.

In 2020, take advantage of new tax benefits for cash donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofits like the Cancer Research Institute in the U.S. CARES Act. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

The Cancer Research Institute is a trusted, highly rated charity with a long history of responsible management of donor dollars and a proven track record of success in transforming cancer treatment. It is only with your help that we can fund innovative research and cutting-edge clinical trials, with the ultimate goal of bringing breakthrough immunotherapies to more cancer patients, sooner. Together, we can create a future immune to cancer.

Other ways you can support cancer research:  

Cause-Related Marketing

Donate a portion of the proceeds of your product, service, or event to cancer research.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds allow individuals or organizations to create a special account to manage their charitable donations.

Employer Matching Gifts

Employer matching gifts can double or even triple the impact of your donation to CRI. Use our MatchFinder to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.

Fundraising Events

Attend a gala, race, or other event that benefits our work to support immunotherapy cancer research.

Gift of Securities

Gifts of stocks, bonds, and other securities can be of significant benefit to our programs while also providing you tax advantages.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

Donate or fundraise in memory or honor of a loved one to support lifesaving cancer immunotherapy research.

Online Shopping

Through our partners at AmazonSmile and GoodShop, you can buy from all your favorite online stores and generate donations, at no extra cost to you.

Planned Giving

A planned gift can help you make a lasting legacy, while funding critical cancer research.

Vehicle Donation

Donate an old car, boat, or camper. We'll arrange to have your vehicle picked up, and the proceeds from the sale of the vehicle will help CRI carry out its work.

Wedding and Gift Registries

Create a charitable registry to support cancer immunotherapy research on your wedding, birthday, or other special occasion.

Workplace Giving

Through the CHC and United Way, we can help you set up an annual giving campaign in your workplace, or enhance one already in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can donate to CRI?

Anyone who has an interest in helping to advance the fight against cancer is encouraged to donate to CRI. Individuals can make cash donations and also include CRI in their estate planning or planned giving. Corporations and foundations also can make donations.

Are there tax benefits for donating to CRI?

CRI is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your donations are deductible for federal or state tax purposes as allowed by law. Planned giving, which can encompass bequests and gift annuities, may offer other tax or financial planning advantages as well.

In 2020, U.S. taxpayers can take advantage of new charitable giving incentives in the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Taxpayers who do not itemize their returns may receive a tax deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Taxpayers who itemize returns may now deduct up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income on cash donations. Corporations may now deduct up to 25% of taxable income. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Why is CRI a good choice for my charitable support?

Through our strategic programs, CRI is leading global efforts to bring new immune-based treatments to patients sooner. Our focus on immunotherapy – which is applicable in the treatment of almost all types of cancer – means our donors are making an impact in the lives of more cancer patients. We are proud to have one of the lowest overhead expense ratios among nonprofit organizations. Historically, between 85 and 90 cents of every dollar donated to us goes to our research and medical education programs.

How do "charity watchdog" organizations rate CRI?

We consistently earn high marks from charity watchdog organizations, including an A or higher from the American Institute of Philanthropy. We are also a proud member of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, the most rigorous evaluator of charity activity with 20 standards of accountability and ethical practice. We have 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charities; an A grade from Charity Watch; and a Platinum Participant Seal from GuideStar.

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.

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