Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) supports the brightest scientists, at hospitals and research centers across the country, whose ideas make the greatest impact for children with cancer. We also support vital family services and advocate for childhood cancer education and awareness.  


We want to ensure your support has the greatest impact, so we focus our research funding efforts on three primary areas: 


  • Hard-to-Treat Diseases – Our goal is to help researchers develop safer, more effective treatment options for cancers where survival rates remain low or haven’t improved in decades. 
  • Survivorship – The battle isn’t over when cancer is gone – so we fund research that aims to give every survivor of childhood cancer a long, healthy life after treatment. 
  • Health Disparities – Children from racial and ethnic minority groups are less likely to survive certain cancers. We’re funding research that identifies the root cause of these disparities and builds interventions to eliminate them.


Since 1981, CCRF has given over $200 million to research, education and patient and family services.  


Learn more about the promising research projects we’re funding now and the programs we offer families to improve their quality of life during their cancer journey – all made possible by your support