CONTACT THE PHILANTHROPY TEAM

Our staff can help you with any questions you may have about making a transformational gift to the American Cancer Society. Please email philanthropy@cancer.org or call (312) 960-2300 to be referred to the appropriate staff member.


Donor Advised Funds

Help us save lives and celebrate lives by creating a philanthropic legacy through the American Cancer Society Donor Advised Fund (DAF). The American Cancer Society DAF allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support the American Cancer Society or your favorite charities.

Gifts of Securities 

You could potentially create a larger gift than you ever thought possible by donating highly appreciated securities to the American Cancer Society. Stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have increased in value – when donated to charity – can provide you with many tax benefits.

Planned Giving

With a planned gift to the American Cancer Society, you can combine your desire to give to charity with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Planned giving gives you a special connection to the American Cancer Society's mission. You will help those touched by cancer – now and for years to come.

Donate Crypto

Crypto holders can have a greater impact on our mission and deduct more from their taxes by donating crypto directly instead of converting to cash first.

Impact of Philanthropy

Support from donors like you has had a profound impact on the fight against cancer.
Here are just a few of the tangible ways we’ve made a difference together.

$5B

invested in research since 1946

3.2M

patients served in the last decade

16.9M

cancer survivors alive today

1M+

cancer screenings in underserved communities

Meet our Philanthropists

Learn how our incredible supporters are funding impactful work that is changing the lives of cancer patients and their families for generations to come. 

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Jules L. Plangere, Jr.

Established in 1997, the Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation recently gifted $1 million to allow American Cancer Society funded research to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeff Mader

A metastatic kidney cancer thriver, Jeff Mader personally understands the importance of ongoing research to improve and extend the lives of so many.


Our Annual Report 

The American Cancer Society raises nearly all of our money through private individual donations, which helps to ensure our independence. We encourage people to look at how effectively we deliver on our mission, in addition to how efficiently we operate. We are deeply committed to reporting to our “shareholders” – the millions of people who support us each year.

Download Annual Report


TheoryLab 

Your research dollars are hard at work funding incredible science. Click here to listen as American Cancer Society scientists and grantees discuss the most critical questions in cancer research -- in language that we can all understand.   

Listen to the TheoryLab Podcast

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