Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Giving Back

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) 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 on the basis of 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, personalized treatment 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 CTCA® and the communities we call home.

Stakeholder involvement:

Nationwide, our Stakeholders (employees) are more than 5,000 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, and the Girl Scouts.

Regional support:

Each of the five CTCA hospitals is actively involved in the local community, providing generous support to a variety of non-profit organizations. Among the many charitable causes with which our regional hospitals work are:

Requests for support:

CTCA gives priority to requests from registered nonprofit, nongovernmental, civic or education organizations that comply with local tax laws (501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status preferred). CTCA supports 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 CTCA corporate social responsibility and business priorities;
  • Align with CTCA principles regarding inclusion and diversity;
  • Serve communities in which CTCA has a business presence;
  • Touch/reach one or more key CTCA audiences and strengthen brand reputation with those audiences;
  • Engage CTCA Stakeholders 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; and
  • Provide opportunities to collaborate with others (e.g., governmental entities, educational institutions, health care organizations, civil society or industry partners working on relevant issues).

If your request aligns with the criteria listed above, please email the media contact at the hospital located closest to you.

Partnerships with national organizations managed through our corporate office include:

Assistance in Health Care

At each Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) hospital, the Mary Brown Stephenson Assistance in Health Care Fund is available to assist both CTCA® patients as well as cancer patients throughout each community with expenses not covered by insurance.

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) affiliate network consists of 44 licensed affiliates, 170 locations and a growing number of health care partnerships. Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) partners with the CSC and its affiliates across the country to support those affected by cancer.

First Descents

First Descents and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) have partnered to provide life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer. 

Gateway for Cancer Research

Gateway for Cancer Research, a wholly separate entity, was created by CTCA founder Richard J Stephenson as a way to fund innovative cancer research with the goal of saving the lives of today’s cancer patients.

Global Health Volunteers

Since 1989, this not-for-profit organization has recruited, trained and sent teams of health care professionals to provincial villages and distressed urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide professional health care and health education to people with little or no access to these resources. Read about how one CTCA physician has made three trips to Peru to donate his services to those less fortunate.


The American Lung Association and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® partner nationally, as well as through regional charters, to support LUNG FORCE, an initiative to raise awareness about lung cancer as the number one killer of women. 

National Basketball Retired Players Association

With more than 220,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® teamed with National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to raise awareness of early detection screening, diagnosis and treatment options among alumni players and fans across the country.

NFL Alumni Association

The National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA) has teamed up with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in an important fight—to raise awareness among league alumni and football fans about the screening, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Patient Advocacy Foundation

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has partnered with Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) to help patients throughout America gain access to the health care they need. Assistance is offered in the areas of case management and specialized programs and services.  

Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

The Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) collaborate annually to bring together global leaders in personalized precision medicine to better understand the future of 21st century health care.

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, funds research conducted by teams of scientists from different disciplines and across institutions who work collaboratively.


Since 2012, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® has been a national sponsor of this National Public Radio (NRP) program founded by Dave Isay to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives.