Since no hospital has a monopoly on good ideas, St. Baldrick’s funds the most promising research — no matter where it happens.
Choosing that research takes more than 200 experts.
Funding it takes people like you!
Together, we support more childhood cancer research grants than any other charity.
Maya G., at age 8
No evidence of disease
It started with a friendly dare: would you shave your head and donate money to kids' cancer research? What happened next would change the world.
Childhood cancer research is powered by you. Shave your head, start an event, or raise money your way.
Be a part of the grassroots movement to make childhood cancer research funding a national priority.
Meet our Ambassadors, see how families of kids with cancer can get involved or start a fund in memory of someone you love.
We do one thing and we do it well: we fund the best childhood cancer research. Because kids with cancer need cures now.
Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes. It’s real, it’s ugly and we’re here to do something about it.
Learn more about how the childhood cancer community is successfully advocating for policy changes for kids with cancer!
We fund the best research, wherever it takes place. Check out our funding map to see how your support has fueled research within your communities!
Thanks to your support, St. Baldrick’s was awarded a 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Association of Cancer Research. Read more...
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
It affects kids from all walks of life, whether they’re learning to walk or learning to drive, live in big cities or small towns, have brown eyes or blue eyes. It doesn’t discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic status. Kids with cancer deserve a lifetime and are the heart of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Since 2005, we’ve invested over $322 million in childhood cancer research grants worldwide. It’s about collaboration. It’s about powerful ideas, big and small. It’s about never giving up until we have cures for all kids with cancer.See the Impact
That’s right, 100% of our donations come from extraordinary people like you. We take great care to invest your dollars wisely because we know kids’ lives are at stake.Distinguished Giving