Cancer Research Institute

New York, NY • The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing immunotherapy to treat, control, and cure all cancers.

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Cancer Research Institute


Cancer Research Institute is a nonprofit focused on cancer research. With $25.2m in revenue and 28 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1953, Cancer Research Institute is headquartered in New York, NY. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 87% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $29.8m.

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Cancer Research Institute


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Mission and Work


The Cancer Research Institute's mission is to save more lives by fueling the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer. To accomplishes this, cri funds laboratory, translational, and clinical research efforts aimed at learning how to harness the power of the immune system to diagnose, treat, and cure cancer. The insuitute also coordinates scientific, medical, and patient education conferences on the subjects of immunology, and immunotherapy, and disseminates information about advances in tumor immunotherapy to the media, public, and medical and scientific communities.

The Cri Anna

$12.5m annual program spend • Maria kellen clinical accelerator program is an actively managed venture philanthrophy program designed to speed the development of cancer immunotherapies. The strategy facilitates research collaboration across leading biopharma companies and among 90 of the world's top cancer researchers. The program aims to identify and kick-start development of next generation combination treatments using the most promising drugs from disparate companies. The program brings new cancer treatments to patients, empowers academic researchers to work more closely with industry, and creates the potential for significant future returns back to cri to make the venture fund self-sustaining.

Program 2

$5.0m annual program spend • The cri irvington postdoctoral fellowship program, established in 1971, is cri's longest-standing continuous program. Fellowships provide support to fund and train young immunologists and cancer immunologists at top universities and research centers around the world. Fellows receive up to $175,500 over three years to cover the cost of stipend or salary, insurance, and other research-related expenses, such as travel to conferences and meetings. Of the more than 1,400 cri postdoctoral fellows funded to date, many have since become heads of major medical research institutes, academic leaders in prestigious universities, and admired mentors to the next generation of immunologists and tumor immunologists.

Program 3

$2.4m annual program spend • The cri clinic and laboratory integration program (clip) supports qualified scientists who are working to explore clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. The program funds basic, preclinical, and translational research that can be applied directly to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic. Clip grants provide up to $200,000 over two years.

From Cancer Research Institute's website

In their words

Creating a Future Immune to

Immunotherapy is the most promising cancer treatment of our time.
With your support, we can fund more breakthrough research
and more cures for cancers of all kinds.

Since 1953, we've led the field with support for immunotherapy research and clinical trials. Together with our donor, patient, and scientist communities, we continue to fund revolutionary breakthroughs to cure all types of cancer.

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Why Cancer Immunotherapy?

By harnessing the innate powers of the body's immune system, immunotherapy treatments have the potential to achieve complete, long-lasting remissions and cures for all types of cancer. Immunotherapy is already saving lives, and while responses vary from patient to patient, with further research, we can bring more effective treatments to more cancer patients.

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Grants made

These are some of the grants Cancer Research Institute has made in recent years to other charities.

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Rockefeller University

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3 grant(s) totaling $551k


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NYMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a hospital focused on cancer research. Founded in 1962, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is headquartered in New York, NY.
3 grant(s) totaling $7.4m


Partners Healthcare System

Somerville, MAPartners Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health system. Founded in 2010, Partners Healthcare System is headquartered in Somerville, MA.
3 grant(s) totaling $576k

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Columbia University

New York, NYColumbia University is a educational organization university. With $5.9bn in revenue and 35984 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $7.9m


Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

San Francisco, CAWe combined forces with the brightest minds in the field to radically change the way research is done – and save lives faster.
1 grant(s) totaling $5.5m

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University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CAUniversity of California San Francisco is a educational organization university. University of California San Francisco is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
3 grant(s) totaling $3.9m



Boston, MADana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, is a world leader in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Our oncologists and cancer researchers practice and develop some of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world.
3 grant(s) totaling $551k


Sage Bionetworks

Seattle, WASage Bionetworks is a leading advocate for open science practices, informed consent, and data privacy in biomedical research. Our technology platforms and governance are gold standards.
2 grant(s) totaling $2.1m

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Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PATrustees of the University of Pennsylvania is a educational organization university. With $7.2bn in revenue and 60364 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $1.4m

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Washington University in St. Louis

Saint Louis, MOWashington University is a place where you can be an individual and achieve exceptional things. We are committed to learning and exploration, to both discovery and impact.
3 grant(s) totaling $576k

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