Core Values

Mission Statement

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s mission is to fund innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer.

Vision Statement

We believe that a world without cancer is within reach through targeted and bold investments in promising high-risk, high-gain cancer research that propel the science forward and ultimately saves lives.

Values Statement

Imagine ✦ Honor ✦ Collaborate ✦ Innovate ✦ Create 

  • Imagine - We imagine the possibilities, undeterred by conventional boundaries and steadfast in our determination to find a cure. 
  • Honor - We honor our donors, researchers, and partners' generous legacy of support by living the values of honesty, transparency, integrity, and grit. 
  • Collaborate - We create new opportunities to collaborate, test ideas and methods, fail forward, and chart a path to a cure. 
  • Innovate - We embrace innovation, bringing together our passionate supporters to accelerate our mission and connecting our world-class scientists in their pursuit of promising breakthroughs in cancer research. 
  • Create - We create the environment needed for our next generation of scientists to dream big and pioneer the next leap forward in life-saving cancer research.

Whistleblower Policy

The T.J. Martell Foundation expects its trustees, officers, employees, and volunteers to fulfill their responsibilities with the highest standards of honesty and integrity and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies of the foundation. To facilitate this standard of conduct, the Foundation's Board of Trustees has adopted this Whistleblower Policy to provide a means for trustees, officers, employees, and volunteers of the foundation to raise good-faith concerns about behavior by or within the foundation that is or is suspected to be illegal, fraudulent, dishonest, unethical or in violation of any adopted policy of the foundation. This Policy is for all trustees, officers, employees, and volunteers who provide substantial services. Please click here to review.