Conquer Childhood Cancers


The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.

2014 Summer Grants

We're granting more than $24.7 million in research grants to the world's best pediatric oncologists! See the story and watch the video.

"In Play" PSA

Watch "In Play," the St. Baldrick's & Stand Up to Cancer PSA featuring Samuel L. Jackson and four St. Baldrick's Honored Kids!

Give Up Your Birthday

Why have another ho-hum birthday? See how you can give up your birthday and raise money for children's cancer research.

Total Raised

2014 $35,535,756
2013 $34,411,156

What makes the St. Baldrick’s Foundation unique?


We do one thing and we do it well: fund childhood cancer research. We take great care of the funds raised by our generous volunteers and supporters to direct every possible dollar to carefully selected research grants. Whether it’s through our signature head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives, our primary focus is to have the greatest impact for kids with cancer around the world.

442,751
participants
and
8,325
events & fundraisers
have raised enough money to fund…
$152,325,635
in research
grants

This has made possible

780
grants at
329
institutions in
22
countries
…but more than
175,000
kids are diagnosed
per year
We’re proud of the success we’ve achieved but there’s still a long way to go. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease — more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined. And yet, all types of childhood cancers combined receive only 4% of the U.S. federal funding for cancer research.

We exist to change these realities.