Hope Funds For Cancer Research

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 226 Bellevue Ave Newport RI 02840 USA

Mission: The mission of the Hope Funds for Cancer Research is to encourage investigation of innovative cancer treatment and detection for the most difficult-to-treat and understudied cancers. The Hope Funds for Cancer Research will support scientific and medical research programs aimed at increasing knowledge relating to both cancer care and prevention. We will support programs we believe have the highest probability of success in addressing unmet medical needs, which we will determine by rigorous scientific and economic analysis.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope Funds is not only the most efficient cancer research non-profit with 96 percent of dollars going into research, it also does the most comprehensive review of fellow candidates and research plans when deciding what cancer research projects to fund.  Hope Funds also prioritizes funding for areas of research where there is the greatest need.

The result is a dollar has more impact with Hope Funds than other non-profits.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope funds for Cancer Research donates 96 cents of each dollar raised to young research scientist. Very few non profits can make this statement.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Hope Funds for Cancer Research highlights understudied/rare cancers and raises funds to provide research grants to cure them. It has grown enormously since it's inception and rather quickly. The Hope Funds honors scientists, philanthropists, and advocates with the Hope Funds Medals of Excellence every year at it's gala. This gives the fellows the opportunity to interact with esteemed professionals in the oncology field who often serve as models for their careers and inspirations to their work.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Hope Funds for Cancer Research is a wonderful charity that is making an impact in the fight against cancer by funding young, amazingly bright researchers at a critical point in their careers. By distributing over 95% of the donations it receives to cancer researchers, this charity is working to better the lives and give hope to people with cancer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

This is a highly impactful charity that funds scientific research in cancer at its most critical juncture.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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The Hope Funds for Cancer Research is making a huge impact in a very short period of time and in a very cost efficient way by funding research by the best post-docs at the finest institutions (like Yale, Dana Farber, Rockefeller University and many others). These young researchers are the future of medicine. They have the most innovative ideas, the most energy and they are the least expensive to fund!

The Hope Funds has a rigorous, quantitative, peer review process to make sure that the best proposals are selected from the hundreds of applications they receive. The research they have funded in the most difficult to treat and understudied cancers has already made its way to Nature and Cell magazines, the pre-eminent journals of cancer biology. The Hope Funds, by leveraging its strong volunteer team, has a very low overhead rate (as Guidestar can attest) so nearly every penny of a donation goes to support the young researchers who will make the discoveries that will make a difference in your grandchildren’s, children’s (and maybe even our) lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Reading their annual reports and attending donor receptions and updates.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Want to see them have more money (and even an endowment) so that they can leverage the formula they have developed to help more researchers to solve more cancer mysteries.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

General funding of their mission.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

We are at a tipping point in the cancer research process and donations now will mean treatments for cancer are available sooner and for more patients.

What would you tell others about this organization?

They are smart, they are efficient, they know what they are doing and they are doing it better than anyone else. If you care about cancer this is the best way to leverage your contributions--whether $100 or $100,000.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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