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Patients with brain tumors and their loved ones are waiting for better treatments, a better quality of life, and cures. Wherever you live and however you wish to help, there are many ways to support NBTS.

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Your gift fuels our mission to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and caregivers.

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Other Ways to Support

By making a recurring gift, you can spread your gift out throughout the year, and make an even bigger impact for the brain tumor community. Your monthly pledge is an easy way to ensure that whatever challenges this year may bring, NBTS will be ready month after month to advance our critical mission.

You can change your gift amount and giving schedule at any time. Your monthly gift will be processed automatically with the credit card information you have provided.

Double your donations with employer matching!

Many employers offer to match gifts made by their philanthropic employees. Whether you donate to National Brain Tumor Society through direct mail, research donations or event donations – check with your Human Resources Department to see whether your company participates.

If your company is eligible, follow these easy steps to watch your impact double:

  • Request a matching gift form from your employer
  • Send the completed and signed form to:
    • National Brain Tumor Society
      Attn: NBTS Giving
      55 Chapel Street Suite 006
      Newton, MA 02458
  • Checks should be payable to the National Brain Tumor Society.
  • Include event name or event participant in the memo line if applicable. National Brain Tumor Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 04-3068130.

The support of community leaders has never been more critical. National Brain Tumor Society offers many ways for your corporation or foundation to demonstrate their commitment to the brain tumor community and its research.

To learn more about our opportunities please contact the NBTS Development Office at

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to NBTS directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.

A contribution of stock or securities is an excellent way to support National Brain Tumor Society’s mission and receive significant tax benefits. If you wish to contribute in this way, please notify us in advance about your donation by emailing our Development Office at so we may properly recognize your donation.

It’s easy – simply provide the following information:

  • Full name and address
  • Name of your stock
  • Number of shares you wish to donate
  • Type of gift – event donation, tribute gift, etc

Below is the information you will need to initiate the transfer after you have contacted National Brain Tumor Society

  • NBTS Broker
    • Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC
      Account Number: Z50-497711
      Account Name: National Brain Tumor Soc Inc.
      DTC Number: 0226
      Federal EIN: 04-3068130
      Duns: 835742479
      NAICS: 813 212 00 1

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you are now eligible to make tax-free distributions directly from your IRA to National Brain Tumor Society. The following are the basic criteria for this type of gift:

  • You must have reached your 70 ½ birthday before making the gift.
  • The gift must come directly from your IRA account to National Brain Tumor Society – your IRA plan administrator will provide forms to request IRA charitable gifts, also referred to as the IRA charitable rollover.
  • You can give up to a maximum of $100,000 in IRA charitable rollover gifts in any calendar year.
  • These gifts cannot involve any “donor benefits,” like tickets to a fundraising gala or anything where you might receive some benefit of monetary value.
  • These gifts should be directed only towards qualified U.S. public charities like National Brain Tumor Society, and may not be directed to donor advised funds.
  • These gifts count towards your Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs).

National Brain Tumor Society can provide you or your IRA administrator with a letter to facilitate an IRA charitable rollover gift.

IRA Giving Fact Sheet

For more information on IRA Rollovers or making a planned gift with your IRA, please contact our Development Office at or 617-237-1731.

There are a lot of ways to give pennies on the dollar to make your impact – or even by redeeming your American Express points! For assistance with any of the following opportunities, please call 617-924-9997.

  • AmazonSmile: As of February 20, 2023, Amazon will unfortunately no longer offer their AmazonSmile program. If you’d like to support the brain tumor community while you shop, please visit the NBTS online store.
  • American Express Members Give: Make a donation via American Express or donate your American Express Rewards points
  • iGive: With, a portion of your purchases at stores like Gap, Staples, Nordstrom or Home Depot, can be donated. When you select National Brain Tumor Society as your cause, any purchase you make will help support our programs nationwide. Registration is free.
  • Facebook Fundraisers: Let your friends and family know you support NBTS! Set up a Facebook Fundraiser to benefit NBTS and encourage others to join.

Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support NBTS.

Leveraging NBTS’s 30 years of experience, expertise, and achievement, the Brain Tumor Investment Fund is a scalable and self-sustaining venture philanthropy fund. The fund will support NBTS’s vision to conquer and cure brain tumors by investing in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies developing products to improve the lives of brain tumor patients. The Brain Tumor Investment Fund aims to spark private sector investment in brain tumor research and to create a robust and diverse market for drug development, while increasing the likelihood of success for companies bringing life-changing products to market.

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