When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity and cancer.

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Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

Charity Ratings: The Full Picture

How do you pick a charity to support? How do you determine its worth?

Is it the urgency of its mission? Its relevancy to your life, and the lives of those you love? Do you look for a way to measure the real-world impact it’s having? Or do you make your decision based on how swiftly and efficiently a charity is making progress towards its goals?

When it comes to choosing charities to support, you’re faced with many such questions. And over the last decade, it’s become increasingly clear that you won’t find all of the answers in an annual report, or a Form 990.

The results a charity gets, the impact it makes upon the world, can’t be found in financial ratios and overhead costs alone. Those numbers are important, but they tell only a fraction of the whole story.

Let’s take a look at some groups that rate charities like the American Institute for Cancer Research.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB Wise Giving Alliance)

AICR is proud to hold the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal. There are 20 standards which comprise the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability and a charity must meet each and every standard in order to be awarded the National Charity Seal. These Standards for Charity Accountability go beyond the requirements of local, state and federal laws and regulations.

The BBB evaluates and rates a charity based on four key areas: board governance, a charity’s effectiveness in achieving its mission, financial accountability, and transparent and accurate donor communications. In order to ensure a charity remains compliant with the Standards for Charity Accountability, a charity must undergo a review every two years.


GuideStar gathers, organizes, and distributes information about U.S nonprofits that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

AICR holds a Gold Seal of Transparency, providing key information about the work we do, so funders can make educated decisions about supporting our cause.

Our Commitment

Here at AICR, we are committed to transparency, accountability and efficiency. We adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights and accepted best practice standards. We work hard to ensure that we continue to meet each of the 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.

Thank You

We appreciate that you are taking the time to learn more about the American Institute for Cancer Research than a simple and potentially misleading rating can reveal.