Giving FAQ

Gateway for Cancer Research is fiscally responsible and accountable to our donors, supporters,the clinician-scientists we fund, and the thousands of brave cancer patients we serve. Your generous donations allow us to shape a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared. Get answers to frequently asked questions about donating to Gateway below.

Tax Related Questions

Are donations made to Gateway tax-deductible?
Yes, donations to Gateway are deductible.

What is Gateway’s federal tax ID number?
Gateway for Cancer Research is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, our Federal Tax ID number 73-1386920.

Tribute Gift Questions

How do I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?
Celebrate the life of a friend or loved one by making a donation to Gateway in their honor or memory. Simply check the Honor or Memorial Gift box on the donation form. You may also mail in a check to the address listed below. Please indicate who the donation is in tribute to where send the tribute card to.

Is the family notified of my donation?
Yes, once your gift is received, Gateway will promptly send a card to the honoree or family acknowledging your gift. The amount of the donation is not sent to the family.

How long does it take to receive an acknowledgment card from Gateway?
Please allow up to two weeks for a paper card to be created and delivered.

Planned Giving Questions

How can I make a planned gift to Gateway?
Please consult your financial advisor or attorney for the planned giving strategy that works best for you.

What tax forms do I need to make a planned gift?
Please consult your financial advisor or attorney.

Monthly Giving

Why should I donate monthly?
Monthly donations are a simple way for you to support Gateway and its mission. Your support today funds lifesaving research that can help give cancer patients more tomorrows! Committing to a monthly donation allows you to make an impact year-round and enables Gateway to continue meeting the needs of cancer patients around the world. To make a monthly donation click here.

Other Information

Who can I contact to inquire about my donation?
Please call us at 888-221-2873 or send us an email at

What are other ways I can donate?

Gateway for Cancer Research
20 North Martingale Road
Suite 180
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Call: 888.221.2873

Fund One Day

It costs just $19.62 per patient per day in a Gateway-funded cancer clinical trial.

Help us fund another day of research, another week or more. You can even mark your gift with a special date, such as an anniversary, birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or graduation.