Advances are being made. 

The T.J. Martell Foundation's funding enables scientists to reach breakthroughs that are saving lives today.

The T.J. Martell Foundation fills an important niche in the field of cancer, focusing on funding early-stage cancer research.  To take an early-research finding and develop an effective therapy can take years, if not decades, at an enormous cost.1  Our investments in early cancer research play a critical role in developing the “proof of concept” necessary to unlock more significant National Institutes of Health grants needed to pursue clinical trials and exciting new treatments and cures for cancer. 

Research funded by the foundation produces breakthroughs and advances in cancer research.  The Martell Foundation's peer review process involves qualified research institutions submitting their proposals.  The proposals are assessed, reviewed, and judged by a group of highly regarded oncology and multi-disciplinary experts who represent leading worldwide institutions.  Their expertise and leadership ensure that the foundation's valuable funding is used to support early-stage cancer research, which can lead to new cancer treatments and cures.  As a result, the Committee nurtures scientists who will bring us that much closer to a world without cancer.

1 National Cancer Institute, “NCI’s Role in Cancer Research”

Who We Fund

The music industry's leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer.

Scientific Advisory Committee

The Committee consists of distinguished oncology experts who volunteer their time to review the grant applications using a rigorous peer-review process.

Research Progress

The T.J. Martell Foundation has been funding cancer research for more than 45 years, during which our research teams have achieved tremendous progress.


Funding lifesaving research is a mission of the Foundation, which awards grants for all types of cancer.  We accept research grant applications only from our current facilities at this time.