About Us

The MRC Promise

Your donation to an MRC member charity can be made with the confidence that it will be used to help find effective treatments and cures for diseases. We put our charities under the microscope so you don’t have to.


About Us

MRC’s mission is to support the discovery of successful treatments and cures for some of life’s most dreaded diseases. MRC is a federation of charities that are solely dedicated to research, prevention, education and advocacy.

Our volunteer Board of Directors thoroughly screens research-driven charities and selects only organizations that meet our stringent review process. Our goal is to assure donors that their contributions will support medical research that makes a difference in the lives of patients and their families.

MRC is a registered 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. As such, donations made to MRC and its member charities are tax deductible. Every effort is made to ensure that the maximum amount of a donor’s gift goes directly to fund research. View our latest IRS form 990 here.

Focus Areas


Our charities work to address the following diseases:

  • AIDS
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Asthma
  • Blindness
  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Immunology
  • COPD
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Leukemia
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Rheumatology/Arthritis