Thank you for your support in our fight against cancer.

Through the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation, your World Cancer Day gift will be directed to the support of our Cancer Institute researchers. Your donation will help provide equipment, staffing, and the many critical resources that enable innovative research to keep pushing the boundaries of our knowledge about cancer forward, and the toll from cancer downward.

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Saint John's Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
The Saint John’s Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA

This is your opportunity to show your support and encourage the distinguished team of Saint John’s Cancer Institute researchers and scientists. They are internationally recognized for their expertise, knowledge, and dedication in the areas of translational molecular medicine, cancer immunology, and precision medicine. Our programs are possible with the help from supporters like you.

Every day, they are working on behalf of you, our larger community, and the world seeking the information needed to improve the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.


What these scientists are doing is making a difference. Lives are being saved. Meaningful progress is being made.

Michael Ricks, CEO of Providence, Saint John’s Health Center and Institute

How can I support cancer research?

Clinical trials at Saint John's Cancer Institute
Your support helps to bring new research and clinical trials to light at Saint John’s Cancer Institute.

Making a donation to our general fund is the easiest way you can make a big difference.  You can also direct your gift toward a specific program, such as Medical Oncology, Melanoma, Breast, or Neuro-Oncology, or choose Greatest Need, which applies your gift where it is needed most. Donations may also be made in honor or memory of a loved one, such as a mother or father, or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.

Gifts by Check or Credit Card

This is the simplest way to contribute. Most gifts are made by check or credit card. Use our secure online form below or download our Gift Form for mailed or faxed donations to get started.  Remember to please indicate what your gift is for, or to whose memory we should honor. Gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

Call us

If you would prefer to donate by phone, please call 310-829-8424, and we will gladly assist you.


Giving Programs


Our Benefactors are generous supporters who contribute $5,000 or more annually. Become one of our esteemed benefactors!

Gold Card

Supporters who give $10,000+ annually or have through pledge payments have achieved Gold Card status.

Circles of Distinction

You have reached our Circles of Distinction when contributions have reached $25,000 or more cumulatively.

Planned Gifts (Guardians of the Future)

Planned giving involves supporters who have designated the institute in their estate plans. For example, you can offer a planned gift through a bequest, charitable trust, deferred gift or other planned giving vehicle.

Naming Opportunities

Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown - Margie Petersen Breast Center - Naming Opportunities
The Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program, and Margie Petersen Breast Center, are examples of Naming Opportunities.

Supporters may receive broad recognition for significant, major gifts. For example, centers of excellence, laboratories, and even critical equipment have been named by individual and family supporters. These programs and assets retain their given names for the life of your support, existing in all documentation, publications, signage, and media.

Naming opportunities are offered on an individual, case-by-case basis. Contact us to learn more.


Giving Opportunities

The Saint John’s Cancer Institute has a range of opportunities for contributing to life-saving cancer research.


Sponsor a Saint John’s Cancer Institute event and build your brand awareness. Choose from several events throughout the year with opportunities that fit almost any budget.

Cause-Related Marketing

Partner with the Saint John’s Cancer Institute to make a difference while increasing corporate revenue. Be part of a giving community.

Host a fundraiser

Want to make a difference? Create your own fundraiser. Supporters can creatively develop their own campaigns or events with a life-saving goal in mind.

Donate Now

Let’s get to work! Donate now using our secure, online server. Please use the form below:

For additional information regarding giving programs and opportunities, special donations, tributes, and other inquiries, please contact us at (310) 829-8424.

Donate by fax or mail

Download our Gift Form (PDF) to fax or mail your donation.

Saint John’s Health Center Foundation
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

We are Proud of Our Published Work

Donate today and download your copy of Saint John’s Cancer Institute 2023 Research Report as well as the 2022 Research Report.

This spotlight report reveals the extent of translational research and peer collaboration among scientists, treating physicians, and fellows, at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute, made possible by supporters like you.

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SJCI 2023 Research Report
Saint John’s Cancer Institute 2023 Research Report – Faculty Publications
SJCI 2022 Research Report
Saint John’s Cancer Institute 2022 Research Report – Faculty Publications

About the Saint John’s Cancer Institute

In 2021, The John Wayne Cancer Institute became Saint John’s Cancer Institute, building upon its legacy and the work of Donald L. Morton who developed the Sentinel Node Biopsy technique adopted worldwide. For over thirty years, we have championed community-based healthcare and leading cancer research, developed patents for drugs and techniques, and trained countless oncology specialists in the areas of translational science and clinical care in the form of our centers of excellence.

About the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

The Saint John’s Health Center Foundation is a separate, tax-exempt 501c3 that advances and supports the mission and goals of the Saint John’s Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center (PSJHC), and the Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) of Santa Monica, California. The Foundation contributes research funding, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, research programs, and services facilitated at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors and board of trustees whose leadership ensures that PSJHC, SJCI, and PNI provide compassionate care, research excellence, and cutting-edge facilities for the community, presently and in the future.

To Our Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Saint John’s Cancer Institute, both online and offline as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.