Charity Review

  • Issued: November 2017
  • Expires: November 2018

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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206-667-5000

1100 Fairview Avenue North
Post Office Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109

http://www.fhcrc.org

206-667-5000

1100 Fairview Avenue North
Post Office Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109

http://www.fhcrc.org

Did Not Disclose

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Charity Response

In response to the Alliance's request for information, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center stated that:

"Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center works to eliminate cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. We conduct research of the highest standards and extend those standards to the stewardship of funds that make our research possible. We ensure that donor funds and in-kind contributions are efficiently and effectively allocated to our mission.

Fred Hutch receives more National Institutes of Health funding than any other independent research institute in the country. Because competition for federal research grants is high, and because the implementation of complex, multi-year grants requires a high level of organizational rigor, we take pride in this legacy.

The 'Accountability & Impacy' section of our website provides information about our funding sources; the impact of our work; policies, such as those on conflict of interest and human subject protection; and key business documents, including our audited financial statements and annual reports. Given the level of financial disclosure we provide there and in other locations, we are unable to respond to every agency request for evaluation. We invite you to contact us at annualgiving@fredhutch.org if you would like to learn more about our work."

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