The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) was founded in 1945 by a group of volunteers dedicated to cancer research at UCLA. Their idea, using funds raised from private sources to invest in the work of promising young cancer researchers, resulted in the Seed Grant Program, which has helped the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) break new ground in the quest to defeat cancer.

Although seed grants remain an important part of our mission, the Foundation today also supports numerous high-priority and multi-disciplinary cancer research efforts focused on rapidly translating discoveries made in the laboratory into improved screening, treatment and prevention.


We spend 90 percent of total donations directly on cancer research and cancer-related programs. The remaining 10 percent goes toward administrative and fundraising expenses. Donors to JCCF can feel confident their gifts benefit the research that has consistently made the JCCC a leader in its field.

Partner with the JCCF during our Make Cancer Less Scary campaign this Halloween season to help make hearing the words “You have cancer” a little less scary for the more than 1.7 million people diagnosed with this disease in the United States every year. Funds raised through this campaign will help advance the JCCC's most promising research initiatives, which can lead to new treatments that benefit patients across the country and around the world.