Where the Money Goes

Where the Money Goes :: Grants Information
Your donation helps to fund critically-needed research to find better treatments and cures for children with cancer. We’ve raised more than $140 million since 2005 to fund 690 childhood cancer research projects at 129 top hospitals and institutions in the US and Canada.
Where the Money Goes :: 2016 Infographic

We are so incredibly grateful to all of our generous donors. Because of you, we are that much closer to better treatments and cures for kids with cancer. To show you what we have accomplished together, please take a look at this infographic which illustrates where your donations have been allocated and how we have raised awareness this year.

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Where the Money Goes :: Research Funding

Your gift could lead to a crucial discovery or even a cure for childhood cancer…

  • Your gift of $50 will fund one hour of research
  • A gift of $400 will fund one day of research
  • A gift of $2,000 will fund a week of research
  • A generous gift of $8,000 will pay for an entire month of research

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Where the Money Goes :: Lia Gore

“We have been able to offer promising treatments to the children and families who need them most. There are kids who are alive today who would not be without the treatment that we were able to offer.”

– ALSF grantee Lia Gore, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Colorado

Where the Money Goes :: Charity Navigator
With careful consideration and consultation with leading researchers, we have developed our childhood cancer research grants to make the biggest impact possible. Our smart spending of your donations has translated into innovative breakthroughs in pediatric cancer. We’ve received four out of four stars, the highest rating, from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates charities.

Our Latest Funded Projects

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Browsing our archive of funded studies is the best way to understand the scope and appreciate the power of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s impact on the field of childhood cancer research.

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Travel For Care Program

Travel For Care Program

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Recognizing the financial burden that families often encounter, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel For Care Program offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment. Since 2008, ALSF has provided over:

  • 530 flights
  • 3,400 nights of lodging
  • 18,000 gas cards

How You’re Helping

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Taylor in a poolPlay video

In 2006, at age 11, Taylor was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. After 9 months of chemotherapy and surgery on her right arm, Taylor was declared cancer-free. Unfortunately, she relapsed 18 months later when a spot was found on her lung. After her third relapse, the family was desperate for a cure. Thanks to a clinical trial, made possible by an infrastructure grant from ALSF, Taylor and her family finally had hope.


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This database aims to understand the different reasons and ways that childhood cancer can impact families.

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Grants Calendar

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Reach Grant – Due 05/22/2017
'A' Award Grant – Due 05/22/2017
Familial RUNX1 Research Grant LOI – Due 06/01/2017
Psychosocial Launch LOI – Due 06/09/2017