Giving back

This page was reviewed under our medical and editorial policy by

Maurie Markman, MD, President, Medicine & Science

This page was updated on April 29, 2022.

City of Hope gives back to our community

City of Hope is committed to providing financial support to organizations, programs and projects that advance the fight against cancer, with special attention to communities where our employees and patients live, work and play. We do not support organizations that discriminate or exclude based on race, age, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin or veteran status. Primary areas of focus include:

People living with cancer: We proudly support organizations, programs and projects that help cancer patients enhance their quality of life, both during and after treatment.

The medical community: We provide support to organizations, programs and projects that support advancements in cancer prevention, cancer care, clinical trials, personalized oncology treatment options and improvements in the health care field overall.

Giving back: We support organizations, programs and projects that create meaningful connections and build stronger relationships between our hospitals and the communities we call home. We prioritize the areas where we have medical centers, including Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix.

Stakeholder involvement

Nationwide, our Stakeholders (employees) are about 3,000 strong and passionate about giving back to their local communities. Many Stakeholders participate on boards of cancer support organizations, as well as other important local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA and local leadership programs.

Regional support

City of Hope locations are actively involved in the local community, providing generous support to a variety of non-profit organizations. The many charitable causes we support include:

In addition, our Cancer Fighters—a nationwide network of cancer patients, survivors and caregivers—volunteer with many organizations in their hometowns.

Requests for support

City of Hope gives priority to requests from registered nonprofit, nongovernmental, civic or educational organizations that comply with local tax laws—501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status preferred. We support organizations that demonstrate leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success.

The organization, program or project must:

  • Align with our corporate social responsibility and business priorities
  • Align with our principles regarding inclusion and diversity
  • Serve communities in which we have a business presence
  • Touch/reach one or more key our audiences and strengthen brand reputation with those audiences
  • Engage our team members and/or physicians and leverage their expertise and passions
  • Address long-term solutions to issues
  • Have clear objectives, indicators of success, and a plan to measure and report on the outcomes
  • Provide opportunities to collaborate with others (e.g., governmental entities, educational institutions, health care organizations, civil society or industry partners working on relevant issues)