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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is to provide unwavering support to those afflicted or affected by pancreatic cancer through our four core programs, direct financial assistance, early detection research, patient advocacy and educational awareness.

Results: NPCF has assisted over 80 families across the United States with basic living costs while they were in treatment for pancreatic cancer. NPCF has funded early detection research for the last four years by funding the University of Colorado Foundation pancreatic cancer research department. NPCF and volunteers have held fundraisers all over the country to create more funding and awareness for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Target demographics: pancreatic cancer patients

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 30 families keep roofs over their heads, the electricity on and food on the table.

Geographic areas served: health

Programs: Direct financial assistance, patient advocacy, early detection research and educational awareness.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

I, Angela Gilchrist, have been diagnosed of pancreas cancer since 2014. I'm still fighting, I keep the faith because without that i wouldn't make it. I met all requirements and they blessed me too pay my bills so I would like to say thanks to the NPCF Foundation, it was a true blessing.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an advocate with the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes in Ithaca, NY. I assisted a client with no internet resources in her application to NPCF. This woman had run out of short term disability, was not scheduled to receive long term disability for more than two months, and is on a very tiring chemotherapy regimen to treat her pancreatic cancer. The stress created by her looming financial crisis was definitely affecting her health. The NPCF came through with funding to cover her rent and electric bill in TWO business days! I cannot express how grateful and relieved she and I both are. Thank you, NCPF, for your generous help and for giving this sweet lady breathing room so that she can put her focus where it needs to be right now; on healing and taking care of herself!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Words are not enough to express my hearthfelt appreciation for the help you've given me. As a senior who does not have much financial resources, the assistance you provided will take a lot of stress off of me. I have prayed to God to intervene and he provided that help on time. Thank you very much for the good work you do. I wish you all the best and keep up the good work.
Sincerely,
Mary

Client Served

Rating: 5

After having pancreatic cancer surgery, I could no longer work. My husband had already been idled by heart issues only a couple of months before. We had exhausted most of our resources before we found the National Pancreatic cancer Foundation. They have bean awesome, helping us with some of our normal living expenses, taking some of the pressure off. Currently doing six weeks of radiation/chemo and then more chemo. The NPCF has bean a Godsend for us. Thank you NPCF!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with a rare pancreatic cancer known as Stage 4 Neuroendocrine Carcinoma with two large liver tumors. It was a shock to our whole family financially and emotionally. The hospital bills so far are $18,000.00. NPCF has been a wonderful blessing to us in our time of need.

Thank you!!!!!!! God bless each of you!!!!!!!

Karlan Zarley

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a 8 months before I contacted this charity. He had to quit working due to treatment and pain level. He is only 37 and we have 3 children at home. We were fortunate enough for him to get approved for disability but that is just not enough to be able to pay all of the bills and the new medical bills plus feed our family. I am so grateful for this charity. They made the application process easy and their response time is quick. I even had an issue with my mortgage company misplacing a payment that was made and they worked with me to get it corrected. I cannot say enough great things about them. This time in my life is extremely stressful and it is charity organizations like this that bring a little bright light into our life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 52 year old father of 3 that was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. NPCF paid our mortgage for December 2016 and I am hoping they will pay for 6 months. I can't work due to meds and chemo, and this has been a great help for me. I am very grateful for the help they have given me.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Don't throw your money away. Check how they spend their money (see their 990 IRS forms for free at charitynavigator.com.) Out of $317,000 they gave only $10,000 to research. The director supports herself with this foundation.

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rhonda17 05/03/2017

Our main program is direct financial assistance to patients and families to assist them with basic living costs. Research is not our main program. If you want your donation to go to research there are 23 other pancreatic cancer foundations in North America that fund research. We recommend you find an organization that meets your personal giving. As you can see from our other reviews we have helped many families during this difficult battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Donor

Rating: 1

Review this charity's financials before donating. Most of the funds go to support the director's lifestyle, trips, car, and computer. This is a misleading foundation. Beware!!

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rhonda17 05/03/2017

This individual is not a donor and never has been a donor of NPCF. NPCF encourages you to review our 990s. If you have any questions regarding our financials we encourage you to contact us directly at info@npcf.us or 800-859-6723. We are happy to discuss and explain how to read and understand a 990 tax form.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with PNETS, pancreatic cancer November of 2012 in an emergency room after becoming jaundice. I was immediately sent to palliative care and the insinuation was I had but days to live. My head was spinning. Other than being jaundice I felt fine. What a rollercoaster it has been. One of the best physicians and oncological surgeons right in my own backyard performed a 13 hour Whipple procedure and saved my life. Cancer has since metastasized but due to different combinations of chemotherapy I have had a. wonderful quality of life for over 3 .years. I recently moved to New Hampshire and am planning activities galore. NPCF has provided fantastic information and inspiration and emergency funding when times were most difficult. NPCF is a part of the quality of life my Doctors promised in the beginning. Thank you