There are great research institutions, great hospitals and great charities. We're all three.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Read the latest updates on the St. Jude strategic plans to advance treatment and research that helps save the lives of children everywhere.
82 cents of every dollar received from donations, research grants, insurance recoveries and investment returns goes to support the current and future needs of St. Jude.
Compliance and ethics
All St. Jude and ALSAC financial reports are prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); are audited annually by an outside, public accounting firm; approved by our Board of Directors & Governors; and are reported publicly as required by strict state and federal regulations. Our audited financial reports for the previous fiscal year are posted each spring.
- Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Accreditation
- Charity Navigator Impact Report
- Community Health Needs Assessment
- CHNA Implementation Plan (PDF)
- Financial Assistance Policy
- Financial Assistance Statement
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital EthicsPoint Hotline
- ALSAC EthicsPoint Hotline
St. Jude has a $12.9 billion, six-year strategic plan.
Read more about the largest strategic plan in our 60-year history, which grants $200 million in global access to cancer medicines.
It currently costs more than $2 billion to run St. Jude each year, and that cost is estimated to grow to $2.2 billion by 2027. Care doesn't end when treatment is finished. St. Jude follows patients for life, learning from yesterday's patients to improve care and outcomes for tomorrow.
Around the world, an estimated 400,000 children will get cancer each year, and yet childhood cancer research is consistently underfunded. Less than 4% of the U.S. federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancer.
St. Jude: Investing in global research and treatment
In the years ahead, an estimated 89% of the funds necessary to sustain and grow St. Jude must be raised by ALSAC from generous donors.
St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.
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