Donate to Accelerate Rare Cancer Research

YOUR DONATION CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE MILLIONS OF PATIENTS WITH RARE CANCERs. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ACROSS HUNDREDS OF CANCER TYPES THAT STILL NEED CURES.


Online Donations

You can make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking the button below.

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The Rare Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in North Carolina. Your contribution, in any amount, accelerates our work to facilitate effective research and speed deployment of promising therapies to cure rare cancers.

As a supporter, your generosity:

  • Supports critical research into indications which account for over 42% of the annual cancer deaths
  • Provides funding for cancer models which can lead to new therapies and cures
  • Funds innovative, promising initiatives that might otherwise go unfunded

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The Rare Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in North Carolina. No goods or services were provided in consideration for this donation.  Please print or save your donation confirmation to substantiate your contribution and consult with your tax advisor about the deductibility of your donation.

Do I get a receipt for my donation?

A donation contribution will be sent to you at the email address you provide at time of donation.  Please ensure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes.  If you select a monthly recurring donation, you will receive a receipt each month when your donation is processed.  

Can my employer match my gift?

Your donation becomes even more impactful if your company has a “Matching Gifts” plan.

“Matching Gifts” are donations a company gives to match it’s employees’ charitable contributions.  These typically are at a dollar-for-dollar rate, but some companies go even further by tripling or quadrupling their employee’s donations.   Please check with your Human Resources office to see if such a program is available and if so, obtain the appropriate form. The Rare Cancer Research Foundation is able to accept employer-matched gifts.

Will I receive updates from the Rare Cancer Research Foundation?

Yes!  We will send you periodic updates and messages.  If you wish to unsubscribe from these updates, just click on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any of our newsletters.

Do you all accept Memorial Donations?

We also gratefully accept memorial monetary donations. Families have found it beneficial to include verbiage in the obituary, such as:

“In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rare Cancer Research Foundation online at rarecancer.org or 112 S. Duke Street, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701”

Donors can indicate their gift is in memory of a loved one; we’ll notify the family that the donor has made a memorial gift.