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Make a cash donation to St. Jude

Your outright gift of cash or check helps provide lifesaving treatments to the children of St. Jude. In return, a cash donation may provide you with a deduction on your tax return.

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St. Jude patient Pepe


What are cash contributions?

Cash contributions, or cash donations, are any monetary gifts made to a charity, such as St. Jude. These can include any contributions made via:

What is not cash contribution?

In-kind gifts — donations of time, physical goods, or services — are not considered cash contributions. Thus donating your time through volunteer hours or donating physical items, like supplies, vehicles, or toys do not count as cash donations.


Is there a cash donation tax deduction?

To estimate the tax deduction that you may receive for a donation of cash or appreciated assets, use a charitable donations tax deduction calculator.

Do you need proof of charitable cash contributions?

In order to receive a tax deduction for cash donations, the IRS requires a record of the contribution. We provide an annual donation statement for all tax deductible donations. If you need a copy, call (800) 822-6344 or request a copy of your annual donation statement for tax deduction purposes online. 

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.

St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate poses for a studio portrait.

St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate


How to make a cash donation

Cash donations to St. Jude can be made in a number of ways. Donations can be completed via our online donation platform using:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Personal or business e-check
  • PayPal™
  • Amazon Pay™

Donations can also be made using payroll deduction if your organization is a St. Jude corporate partner

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Hope mosaic garden path on the campus of St. Jude

St. Jude patientAva and her mom pose for a studio portrait.

St. Jude patient Ava and her mom


Make a cash donation by mail

You may also physically mail a donation check to St. Jude. If you choose this donation method, please use the following legal name and tax identification:

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


Please use the following legal name and tax identification:


ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


Tax ID Number:

We are a tax-exempt, charitable institution listed in the Federal Internal Revenue Service Publication #78, "Cumulative List of Organizations," revised IRS Code 501(c)(3).

View the IRS Determination Letter.


Why donate to St. Jude?

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Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

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When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely 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.

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Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you can help make cures possible for kids with cancer. Together, we can save more lives.


We're here to help

Our Gift Planning department has a representative in your area who can provide further information or help you prepare the right questions to ask your financial advisor to determine what type of planned gift may be right for you.

Email, call (800) 395-1087, or fill out the form below, and a St. Jude representative will contact you. 


Have you left St. Jude in your will or estate plan? 

As an acknowledgment of your generosity when you give a gift to St. Jude through your will or estate plan, you become a member of the Danny Thomas – St. Jude Society, and we recognize your commitment to the mission of St. Jude in a variety of ways.

Learn How We Honor Your Generosity Explore More Planned Giving Options

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St. Jude patient Aspen


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