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Donation Frequently Asked Questions

The American Cancer Society is fiscally responsible and accountable to our donors, supporters, and the thousands of people with cancer and their families we serve, as we fight to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. With your help, we're improving the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Get answers to frequently asked questions about donating to the American Cancer Society.

General Donation Questions

There are many ways to give, so you can choose the donation method that works best for you.

To donate to the American Cancer Society by phone, call 1-800-227-2345.

To donate by mail, simply download this form, print it, and mail the completed donor form with your check to this address:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 6704
Hagerstown, MD 21741

Visit cancer.org/donate?for a complete list of donation opportunities.

The American Cancer Society makes significant investments in cancer research, advocacy, and patient support. Our programs provide people facing cancer with information and education on prevention, early detection, as well as treatment options. A smaller portion of our resources are used to fund our management and general expenses, as well as fundraising expenses.

Yes, monetary donations to the American Cancer Society are tax-deductible (including donations to our fundraising events like Relay For Life? and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer?). However, certain donations in which the donor receives a good or service in return for a donation are not tax-deductible or may be only partially deductible. This would apply to American Cancer Society programs such as the Cars For a Cure program, Golf Pass programs, and Discovery Shop purchases.

Yes, we do have an?Employer Matching Gift Program. Check with your employer to see if they match charitable donations or call us at 1-800-227-2345 for more information.

Yes. Simply visit to make a donation on behalf of your company, business, or organization.

Monthly Giving Questions

Yes, monthly donations are a great way to help sustain our work to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. When you pledge to give a specific monthly donation by credit card – in an amount you are comfortable with – you join a group of committed supporters helping to save 500 lives a day from cancer.

Monthly giving is easy!

  • Use our to join the fight against cancer today.
  • Call 1-800-227-2345 to learn more about becoming a monthly donor.

Monthly giving to the American Cancer Society is the best investment you can make in the fight against cancer. Your ongoing support funds lifesaving research and provides essential programs for prevention and early detection, patient support, and the trusted information cancer patients and their families need.

Your card will be charged at the time of making your first monthly online gift, then will be charged on the same day each month until you ask us to stop.

Monthly donors receive an annual statement reflecting the prior year's total contributions. This statement is usually mailed in February.

Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or live chat with us at cancer.org.

Yes, just let us know by calling 1-800-227-2345 or chatting with us through the cancer.org Live Chat.

For all other donation-related or general questions, call 1-800-227-2345.

Memorial Giving Questions

It’s easy to celebrate the life of a friend or loved one by making a donation to the American Cancer Society in their honor or memory. Simply complete the information in the Dedication section of the .

No. However, you can select the option to have the American Cancer Society send a paper or e-card to the honoree or family once your gift has been made. The amount of money donated through memorial or honor donations is kept confidential.

Please allow up to two weeks for a paper card to be created and delivered by USPS. E-cards are typically sent within 24 hours.

Due to privacy?laws, we are not able to keep addresses on file.

Planned Giving Questions

You can use cash, securities, or other property (e.g., real estate, personal property) to make a donation to the American Cancer Society. You can also designate legacy gifts through your will or with a distribution from a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

To assist you and your financial advisor in structuring planned gift contributions, here are , , and a copy of the American Cancer Society's tax-exempt letter.

Cryptocurrency Donation Questions

Currently, we accept direct donations of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and supported cryptocurrencies through our donation portal powered by?. All that is required is the most basic knowledge of conducting cryptocurrency transactions and a desire to give. While we are working to streamline the giving process across platforms, we only accept direct donations through The Giving Block's system (which is built upon our Gemini exchange account).

Currently, we only accept cryptocurrencies specifically listed by The Giving Block. This list is subject to change and can be verified either within .

Accepted cryptocurrencies are:

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), USD Coin (USDC), Dai (DAI), Dogecoin (DOGE), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Ethereum Name Service (ENS), 0x (ZRX), 1inch (1INCH), Aave (AAVE), Alchemix (ALCX), Amp (AMP), Ankr Network (ANKR), API3 (API3), Audius (AUDIO), Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), BarnBridge (BOND), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ChainLink (LINK), Civic (CVC), Compound (COMP), Curve (CRV), Decentraland (MANA), Dogelon Mars (ELON), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Fantom (FTM), Fetch AI (FET), Filecoin (FIL), Gala (GALA), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Injective Protocol (INJ), Keep3r (KP3R), Kyber Network (KNC), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Magic Internet Money (MIM), Maker (MKR), Mask Network (MASK), Merit Circle (MC), Mirror Protocol (MIR), Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2), Numeraire (NMR), Orchid (OXT), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polygon (MATIC), Quant (QNT), Radicle (RAD), Ren (REN), Render Token (RNDR), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Skale (SKL), Smooth Love Potion (SLP), Somnium Space (CUBE), Spell Token (SPELL), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), Terra (LUNA), TerraUSD (UST), Tezos (XTZ), The Graph (GRT), The Sandbox (SAND), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC)

Scrolling through the supported assets on The Giving Block widget will show whether the token is Ethereum (ERC-20). In these cases, The Giving Block will likely accept the ERC-20 version of a token that lives on multiple networks. Always verify which one is supported before donating.

To us, all direct cryptocurrency donations through The Giving Block are functionally the same, since they're all converted to USD immediately and used to support our work.

No. Blockchain payments are non-refundable by design. Always check the accuracy and authenticity of any address you're sending cryptocurrency to. This is the best practice for any Bitcoin or cryptocurrency transaction.

Yes, when you donate through our Giving Block portal, you will be prompted to provide your email address to receive an automatic tax receipt.

Yes, if you wish to donate anonymously, submit only your email address to receive an automatic tax receipt. You do not have to provide any further personal information.

Yes, but with some consideration. For example, while split payments of NFT auction proceeds can be configured with our ETH address (which is fundamentally a Gemini exchange wallet), you would not be able to receive a tax receipt in this automated value flow. A bulk or recurring direct donation of auction proceeds would allow you to receive tax receipts. Also, bear in mind that Web3 systems like NFTs or decentralized finance (DeFi) applications have their own considerations regarding taxes. For NFT-related tax situations, refer to this

Other Donation Questions

Our Federal Tax ID number (also known as an EIN, Employer Identification Number) is 13-1788491. The American Cancer Society is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

American Cancer Society
PO Box 6704
Hagerstown, MD 21741

Please contact us within 30 days from the date of your donation if you identify an error in the amount of payment or to report unauthorized use of your credit or debit card. We are available to assist you at 1-800-227-2345.

The American Cancer Society is not able to accept hair donations; however, there is an organization we refer people to that can accept that type of donation,?.

The American Cancer Society is proud to hold top ratings from Charity Navigator, the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, and Candid, all widely recognized and meaningful mechanisms to demonstrate our continuing commitment to accountability, transparency, and ethical practices. Give with Confidence.