How to Help


Invest in the Melanoma Research Foundation

There are several ways to give a tax-deductible gift to the MRF, including hosting a CommUNITY Fundraiser, donating in a loved one’s honor or memory, setting up workplace giving, and more! The MRF proudly earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, in recognition of our commitment to transparency and responsible stewardship of our donors’ gifts.

Donate Online

Click the button below to make a fast and secure online donation to support our efforts fighting melanoma, or in tribute or memory of a loved one. Please indicate to whom, if anyone, we should send a notification that a donation was made. All financial contributions to the MRF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax deductible.


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Donate by Check

Mail your donation to:

Melanoma Research Foundation
P.O. Box 759329
Baltimore, MD

Please make checks payable to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Note: this address only accepts deliveries from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and cannot accept mail from other couriers like FedEx or UPS. If your donation is in memory of a loved one, please download the memorial donation form and include it with your gift. Please note the individual’s name in the memo line of checks.

Donor Advised Funds

If you wish to make a donation through a donor advised charitable fund, please use the information below:

Tax ID: 76-0514428

Kyleigh LiPira, Chief Executive Officer
Melanoma Research Foundation
1420 K Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
T 202.742.5904
[email protected]

Planned Giving

If you are interested in helping the MRF find a cure for melanoma through planned giving, please complete the short form below and a member of the MRF team will contact you to discuss the different options available. You can also download the Planned Giving form for suggested language for bequests and wills, or email [email protected] with any questions.

Learn More About Planned Giving

Please share your contact information and a member of the MRF team will be in touch to discuss the many options available.
  • Is there a particular area of the MRF's mission you would like to support or learn more about?

Memorial Giving

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Thank you for thinking of the MRF during your time of grief and supporting research that could one day lead to a cure. To establish a memorial giving page in your loved one’s honor, please click here.

Below is some suggested language for “in lieu of flowers” and instructions for making a memorial gift online or by check.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in ___________’s memory to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) by visiting https://melanoma.org/ or sending a donation to:

Melanoma Research Foundation
P.O. Box 759329
Baltimore, MD 21275-9329

To donate by check, please download the memorial donation form and include it with your gift. Please note the individual’s name in the memo line of checks.

Federal Tax ID Number: 76 0514428

For questions, please contact [email protected]

Electronic Transfer Authorizations

Your broker can electronically transfer your securities to the MRF. To make a transfer, please provide the information below to your broker:

Broker: First Clearing Corp
Name: Melanoma Research Foundation
Broker’s DTC Number: 0141
Account Number: 43207352
Federal Tax ID Number: 76 0514428

Your gift will be acknowledged by the MRF according to the value of your stock on the date of transfer.

Workplace Giving Campaigns

The MRF welcomes gifts through workplace giving campaigns, including: Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Employer-matching gifts. Contact your HR department for details on designating your contribution. Federal employees, please choose CFC #35748 to designate the MRF as your beneficiary. If your employer has a matching gift program, please work with your employer to submit your gift form to [email protected].

Stocks & Securities

There can be additional tax benefits for donating stocks and/or securities. If you are interested in more information, please email [email protected] and we will provide you with additional details.

IRA Charitable Rollovers

As of 2015, donors over the age of 70 ½ are now permitted to transfer funds directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to the MRF without first withdrawing the funds and assuming tax liability. If you are interested in utilizing this tax benefit to make your gift to the MRF, please email [email protected] so that we may assist you.