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.
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What is the minimum donation amount?
We’re grateful for a donation in any amount. However, to combat credit card fraud, we require a $5 minimum for donations made online via the CRI website. Many CRI donors find it affordable to donate smaller amounts via automatic monthly payments rather than make a single, larger gift. Some donors find that planned giving arrangements allow them to give more generously to CRI. Finally, some individuals prefer to organize fundraisers for CRI, and our Community Fundraising Team is here to help.
Where can I view CRI's latest financial statements?
Visit our Accountability page for to access our most recent audited financials, IRS forms 990, and annual reports.
How does CRI use donations?
What can I donate to CRI?
Can I donate in memory or honor of someone?
Can I include CRI in my will, estate, or long-term financial plans?
We are grateful to those donors who are willing and able to make significant or continuous donations to CRI through planned giving arrangements. One option is to make CRI a beneficiary of your estate by will or trust. You also can donate through any charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and charitable gift annuities that you establish as well as through gifts of life insurance policies and retirement plan assets. Contact Rupinder Kaur at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 688-7515 x241 to discuss your options and see which one(s) may be right for you.
Besides making a donation, are there other ways I can help CRI?
Does CRI sell or trade its donor information to outside parties?
How do I make a donation?
Following are the ways for individuals, trusts, foundations, and corporations to make donations of cash to CRI:
Click here to go to our secure donation form. Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover are accepted.
DONATE BY PHONE
To donate via credit card, call us at 1-800-99-CANCER. Our donation line is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
DONATE BY MAIL
You can also download and print our mail donation form (PDF). Send your check payable to "Cancer Research Institute" to:
Cancer Research Institute
29 Broadway, Floor 4
New York, NY 10006-3111
We will acknowledge your donation and provide a receipt for tax purposes.
My caller ID says "Cancer Research" every time I get an automated telephone solicitation. Is that CRI?
No. CRI does not solicit funds via telephone campaigns and does not use automated services for this purpose.