Donor Advised Funds

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Many CRI donors choose to give through donor-advised funds (DAFs).

Donor-advised funds allow individuals or organizations to create a special account to manage their charitable donations. Philanthropists like you open an account and make tax-deductible contributions to a DAF. You then recommend grants from the DAF to the charities of your choice. The DAF sponsor, generally a nonprofit financial institution, handles all the administrative details, and you can remain completely anonymous if you wish.

Once your DAF approves your recommendation, it will make a grant to the Cancer Research Institute via check or wire transfer. Please note that CRI cannot provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. Your DAF issues a tax receipt with your deposit.

If you have an account with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Greater Kansas City CF or BNY Mellon, use the widget below to process your gift recommendation with the secure DAFDirect link. To make a donation from other DAFs, please speak to the sponsoring organization of your Fund. Thank you for your recommendation!

Mailing address for checks:

Cancer Research Institute
29 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10006-3111

Wire transfer instructions:

Company Name: Cancer Research Institute
Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase
Address: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, Fl 20 New York, NY 10036
Contact Name: Joseph J. Aleffi
Phone No.: (212) 499-2521
Routing No. (for Domestic wire): 021000021
Swift Code (for International wire): Chasus33
Account No.: 904950328

Account Type: Checking

Have questions or need assistance with making a donation? Please contact Marla Lawson at (212) 688-7515 x222 or mlawson@cancerresearch.org

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.

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 Gold Participant seal from GuideStar.

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.

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