Transparency and Accountability

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.

T.J. Martell Foundation Policies

As a charitable foundation, our commitment to transparency is key to protecting the trust of our donors and members of the wider public. To that end, T.J. Martell Foundation has carefully crafted these policies to provide clarity and transparency into how we go about fulfilling our mission to fund innovative medical research by raising funds for cancer research. 

Governance Policies


Committee Charters

Conflict of Interest Policy

Investment Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Financial Information

The T.J. Martell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in 1975. We have raised more than $280 million in support of medical research grants at leading institutions across the United States. We're grateful for the support that funds some of the brightest minds and most innovative ideas.

TAX ID: 51-0180178

T.J. Martell Foundation W-9 form

501(c)(3) IRS Affirmation Exemption Determination Letter


2022 IRS Form 990

2021 IRS Form 990

2020 IRS Form 990

2019 IRS Form 990

2018 IRS Form 990

2017 IRS Form 990

Audit Reports

2022 Independent Audit Report

2021 Independent Audit Report

2020 Independent Audit Report

2019 Independent Audit Report

2018 Independent Audit Report

2017 Independent Audit Report


We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency with Candid! 

Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence.