Our Story

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®.

Since its formation in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded nearly $290 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses.


100% of direct donations benefit cancer research & Programs

Our Mission

We fund game-changing research and all-star scientists to accelerate Victory Over Cancer® and save lives.

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Every. Single. Penny.

Thanks to an endowment funded by generous donors, 100% of direct donations benefit cancer research and programs. This means that not one single cent of your donation goes to operating expenses. Period.