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Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Health

Mission: The foundation's mission is to generate broad based support for cancer research and to create an urgent awareness among all americans of the importance of the war against cancer. The foundation accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, fundraising, and philanthropy.

Programs: In fy 2017, the foundation awarded 13 v scholar grants to identify, retain and further the careers of talented young investigators, 26 grants in translational clinical research, and 29 designated grants inspired by particular areas of scientific interest and/or geographic reach. These grants were awards to researchers at leading institutions across 22 states and cancda. The v foundation ensures that resources reach the best and most promising cancer researchers and projects. We assure donors that they are making a sound investment because we take a strategic approach to our funding. We focus on emerging, high-impact opportunities and address critical knowledge gaps in science. We realize that, for someone at risk of cancer or already of being treated for it, time is critical. There is not a moment to lose.

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Rating: 5

The V Foundation is an incredibly significant, transparent organization that seeks to forward Jimmy V's message of relentless perseverance in the fight against cancer. The charity transfers 100% of the contributions they receive to cancer research and cancer awareness-related events. If you are looking to give to a good cause and honor the memory of a vibrant human being who sought to better himself and those around him, give to the V Foundation and help continue the fight against cancer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i believe this charity deserves five stars and it definitely exceeds my expectations for any cancer charity.

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