Is St. Jude a good charity?
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our dedication to this mission has driven ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, to be named one of the top healthcare charities in the United States.
Where does St. Jude fall in nonprofit and charity ratings?
When considering where to donate, ratings for charities can help you feel confident your gift will make the kind of the impact you're hoping for. In the past decade, St. Jude has been recognized as a top charity by some of the world’s leading charity evaluators. We've also received a favorable rating by the American Institute of Philanthropy, as well as by the financial-rating agency Moody’s and Fitch (Fitch Ratings).
Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (BBB) rating
St. Jude (along with ALSAC) is an accredited charity with the BBB, meeting all 20 standards for charity accountability.
What percentage of my donation supports patients and research?
Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. Eighty-two cents of every dollar donated to St. Jude over the last seven years has gone toward funding research, treatment and our operations.
Why donate to St. Jude?
Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.
When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you help give kids with cancer around the world that chance. Together, we can save more lives.
St. Jude is a charity you can be confident donating to
There are several ways you can support the patients and families of St. Jude:
- Make a one-time donation online or via mail. You can also dedicate your donation to someone with a memorial gift.
- Become a St. Jude Partner in Hope when you commit to monthly gifts.
- Explore workplace giving, like seeing if your employer has a matching gift program.
- Consider leaving some of your assets to St. Jude with planned gifts through your will or bequest.