powering cures, realizing futures

Make An Impact Funding Research

How Your Donation Turns Into Cures

Monies donated to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation are invested in research within 12 months. Our process is simple and straightforward: An independent panel of scientists, together with our own subject-matter experts, reviews and scores each application looking specifically for path-breaking projects. Awards are determined and granted in the first quarter of the new year.

While the grant process is simple, the research process is far more complex. For science to demonstrate learnings it can take a few months to a few years. For those insights to become treatments approved by the FDA, it can take as long as 20 years.

While we would never want to change the rigor of the research process, more funds translate into more innovative ideas being tested simultaneously.  Our goal is always to accelerate treatments out of the lab and into improved patient care. Your generous contributions will metamorphose into powerful cures and real futures for children.


Every $50 donated

funds an hour of research


$25,000 enrolls

one child through a clinial trial

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$60,000 supports

an Emerging Science Research Grant


$100,000 supports

a Translational Science Research Grant


$150,000 could support

a Basic Science Research Grant

Ways to Help

There are nearly as many ways to support brave children with cancer as there are types of cancer that need cures. Pediatric cancer research is notoriously underfunded and desperately needs champions like you. Learn more about the many ways you can help below. Together we will transform pediatric cancer care.