Why become a NCHR Supporter?

Your generous support allows us to help medical and consumer products in ways that benefit all of us. No matter the amount, your donation makes a difference if people’s lives. And as a special thanks, all donations made by Friday, December 1 will be doubled by a very loyal donor!

Make a DonationHow You Can Help


The National Center for Health Research and its Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund have been designated as one of America’s best charities because we are audited every year and keep our fundraising costs and administrative costs extremely low – less than 3%! That means that your donation is spent on programs to help adults and children, not on annoying telemarketers, mailings, advertisements, or fancy events.


We’ve also been designated as a top-ranked “Great Nonprofit,” based on ratings by those who know our work directly and indirectly.

New medical research is being completed every week and expert opinions change frequently. We scrutinize all of it and find out what prevention strategies and treatments are best, and for whom. We accept NO funding from drug companies or other sources that could influence our work and compromise our integrity. That’s why so many people turn to us when they need help.

We can be independent of bias and corporate influence because most of our funding comes from individual donations. We hope you will add us to your list of favorite charities, by making a donation to either the National Center for Health Research or our Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund. Your tax-free donation will enable us to do more to help people across the country reduce their chances of getting cancer and other diseases and get safer, more effective treatments. Contributions can be made by check or online.

To read about how your support can make a difference, please see the following: Making a Measurable Difference 2023-2024

If you contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign, you can support our work by contributing to # 11967.

If you contribute to United Way, please ask your local United Way if you can designate our charity by writing in our organization’s name. Our CFC number will not work for United Way.

The Tax ID for the National Center for Health Research (and for our Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund) Is 52-2169212.  We are recognized as a charity by the IRS.

Want to learn more about us?  All our financial information is available on We’re glad to tell you that have received a rating of 100 out of a possible 100 on Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System (  And you can learn more about us by reading our annual report.

Levels of Giving

Donations of any size are welcome. Your support makes a difference!  And we have 3 Donor Circles that you might want to consider:

Your generous donation of $125 or more will enroll you in our Circle of Friends.

Contributions of $250 or more will enroll you in our Leadership Circle.

Donations of $1,000 or more will enroll you in the President’s Circle.

And, here are some examples of how you might want to designate your donations – but if you have other ideas, just let us know:

  • $5,000 can be a “Legacy” gift to pay for a one-semester Fellowship named in honor of someone whose legacy you’d like us to continue. For example, you can honor a loved one who died from cancer with a Fellowship named after him or her that helps improve treatment for cancer patients.
  • $2,500 can support our work with doctors across the country to improve the medical treatment of children and adults.
  • $1,000 can support our efforts to keep dangerous chemicals and products out of our homes and communities.
  • $ 125 – $900 will help us keep dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices off the market.
  • $ 50-$125 can support our Online Health Helpline, providing individual assistance to everyone with medical and prevention questions, for at least one day.

Making a donation through our secure server is fast and easy, and when we receive your donation, we will send you an acknowledgement in the mail for tax purposes. If you’d like the donation to honor someone, we can send an acknowledgement to that person as well! If you’d like to make a donation in memory of someone, let us know who you’d like us to notify. Click the button below to make a donation using your credit card, or send a check to the address below. If you donate online, your donation automatically goes to the National Center for Health Research, unless you want to designate the donation for the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund, or you can pick another health topic if you prefer.

Thank You For Your Support!

Make a Donation[Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions. “GiveDirect” is the name that will appear on your credit card statement – not our name. Using that service keeps our costs low so we can use your donation to help adults and children across the country!]

Or, to make a donation by check, please make your check payable to either  the National Center for Health Research or the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund. Please send your donation to:

1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036