Donations to Cancer Research - Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck
Often when one is diagnosed with cancer, they and their friends and relatives may want to make a donation to cancer research,.considering the hereditary/genetic component of many cancers. Given the numerous cancer charities, it is important to donate wisely.
The American Institute of Philanthropy researches charities and rates them. Criteria considered are 75% or more of the money raised goes directly to the programs, open book disclosures and not holding excessive money in reserves. The ratings range from A+ to F.
The following are thier top rated charities dedicated to cancer research (ratings are subject to change; double check before making your own decisions):
- bcrfcure.org - Breast Cancer Research Foundation - rating A+
- cancerresearch.org - Cancer Research Institute - rating A
- preventcancer.org - Prevent Cancer Foundation - rating A
- themmrf.org - Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation - rating A
The Charity Navigator web site offers a wealth of data on charities. A great site for in-depth charity research.
This site offers information on nonprofit organizations. A good site for serious research.