What percentage of what I donate actually benefits the children?

For the past seven years, 78 cents of every dollar donated has gone to support the treatment, research and future needs of St. Jude. The majority of funds needed to operate and sustain St. Jude must be raised from generous donors, but we also receive some revenue from insurance recoveries, research grant funding and returns on our investments. When you look at total revenue, ALSAC and St.  Jude are proud that 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support patients and research at St. Jude today and in the future.

No family receives a bill from St. Jude

Cost to family: $0

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. 


Our donors can trust that their giving has helped save the lives of thousands of children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when we opened to more than 80 percent today. And, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude – not for the cost of treatment, travel, housing and food because we believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. 

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Looking for other ways to donate? There are many ways to give to St. Jude.