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Is my gift to St. Jude a tax-deductible donation?

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a tax-exempt organization, as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  St. Jude is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. Therefore your gift to St. Jude is a tax-deductible donation to the full extent provided by law.

St. Jude is a tax-exempt nonprofit charity operating since 1962. Our federal tax identification number is 62-0646012. You should consult a tax professional to determine the exact tax advantages of any gift you are considering. 

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How much of my donation is tax-deductible? 

Check the standard deductions according to the IRS for the current year:

  • single-filer
  • head of household
  • married couples filing a joint return

A tax-deductible donation can reduce your taxable income. When filing your tax return, you will have to itemize your deductions in order to claim tax-deductible donations given to charity. 

With proper documentation, you can also claim vehicle or cash donations. To deduct a non-cash donation, you will have to fill out Form 8283 and submit with your return along with any other required information. 

If you plan to make gifts to one or more 501(c)(3) organizations over time, you can concentrate your charitable deductions into one year by establishing a donor-advised fund. It works like a savings account for a charity you give to on a regular basis. Donations made to a donor-advised fund are generally entitled to an immediate charitable deduction, and it allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time. Learn more about how a donor-advised fund works at St. Jude.

How do I get a receipt for my donation for tax write off purposes?

We provide an annual donation statement for tax-deductible donations made to St. Jude. If you need a copy of your annual donation statement or donation receipt, please call 1-800-822-6344 or use this form to request a copy online.

Your children’s cancer donation helps provide treatment to children with life-threatening diseases and helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live. For more information on the difference your gift makes, read some of our patient stories and learn more about our mission.

Make an annual tax-deductible donation

Your tax-deductible donation will help fund research and treatment for children with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through the generosity of donations like yours, St. Jude has helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% when we opened to 80% today. 

Have other questions about your donation or giving record? Contact St. Jude Donor Services at (800) 822-6344 or email

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice.  This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice.  You should always consult a tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity.