Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a donation to the AACR Foundation?

There are several ways you can donate to the AACR. Please visit our donation page to make a general gift or designate your gift in honor or memory of a loved one. We also can help you set up a monthly donation through your credit card.

How much of my donation goes to cancer research?

​​We direct 88 cents of every dollar you give to support cancer research.

Can I support a specific cancer type through my donation?

​​Yes, capital gifts of a significant amount can be directed to grants, fellowships, and more for specific types of cancers. Please go to the Establish a Research Fund page for more information.

Is my donation tax deductible?

​​Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and you will be given a receipt for U.S. tax purposes.

I don't have a credit card. Can I donate by check or money order?

Yes, we accept checks and money orders. Please fill out this form, and make your check or money order payable to AACR Foundation and send it to:

AACR Foundation
615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Do you share my personal information?

​​The AACR never shares the personal information of donors.

I'm having trouble with your Friendraiser platform. Can you help me?

​​Sure, we'd be happy to walk you through all the steps to set up your peer-to-peer fundraising platform any way you like. Contact us at together@aacrfoundation.org and we'll help you set everything up.

How can I get involved or volunteer to support cancer research?

​​We would love for you to lend your time and talent to help us spread the word about the importance of cancer research and the mission of the AACR. You have many exciting options when it comes to volunteering. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

How do I find out if my employer offers employee matching contributions?

​Many companies encourage employees to support nonprofit organizations like the AACR by offering to match employee donations. If your company has such a program, you should be able to obtain a matching gift application form from the human resources or personnel department or from your company's website for you to download.

I would like to share my story with others who have been affected by cancer. Can I do so?

​Yes. We are collecting personal stories on the Tell Your Story page.

What is the AACR's relationship with Stand Up To Cancer?

The AACR is the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer. SU2C chose the AACR to be its scientific partner because of our reputation for scientific breadth and excellence that attracts the premier researchers in the fields and the recognition that the AACR is the authoritative source of information about advances in the causes, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Because of the AACR’s unparalleled experience and expertise, SU2C trusts us to provide scientific oversight for its groundbreaking translational research initiative.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a 501c3 registered nonprofit organization with offices at 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.440.9300