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How much of every dollar received goes to support the patients and research? 

For the past seven years, 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support the treatment, research and future needs of St. Jude.

82% of donations to St. Jude go to research and treatment; 13% to fundraising; 5% to administration

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Since St. Jude is a childhood cancer charity, the majority of funds needed to operate and sustain St. Jude must be raised from generous donors. In addition, 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. Thirteen cents of every dollar supports fundraising efforts, such as events like the national St. Jude Walk/Run and advertising to help spread awareness of our lifesaving mission. Five cents of every dollar supports administration costs. 

Read more about our unique operating model and future plans.


St. Jude charity rating and review

According to Charity Navigator — an organization that evaluates nonprofits based on transparency, financial health and accountability —  ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has a four-out-of-four star rating for our Overall Score and Rating.

You can read more about donation breakdowns, percentages and other information on the Charity Navigator Impact Report.


Is St. Jude a good charity? 

We’re proud that St. Jude is not only one of the largest healthcare charities in the United States, but one that delivers results, is highly regarded by our patients and team and is trusted by our stakeholders.

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. Our donors can trust that their giving has helped save the lives of thousands of children. And, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — so they can focus on helping their child live. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. 

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