Friends' Annual Funding Allocations and Special Funds
Friends' funding is unique at Dana-Farber, as each year, the Friends allocate every dollar raised to a specific project or program at the Institute through a competitive grant process. We support promising early-stage research, young investigators, and patient care projects that might not otherwise receive funding.
Friends' donors of $1,000 or more can designate their contributions to a specific researcher, disease, or department at Dana-Farber through a special fund in their names or in the name of a loved one. Contact the Friends' for more information.
See the list of Annual Funding Allocations
The Friends curate a museum-quality contemporary art collection for Dana-Farber, helping create a comforting healing environment for patients, families, and staff. Find out more about the art program.
The Friends' Corner Gift Shop
Established by the Friends in 1977, the Friends' Corner Gift Shop offers a wide selection of gifts and everyday items to patients, families, and staff. Friends volunteer in the shop, and proceeds support Friends’ funding of research and patient care at Dana-Farber.
This fellowship, awarded every year since 1976, funds gifted investigators pursuing independent pilot studies.
See the list of Friends' Fellows since 1976
Each December, Friends volunteers bring cheer to the Institute. The Friends deck the halls of Dana-Farber with winter decorations, provide sweet treats in the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care for patients, their families, and Dana-Farber staff, and present joyful musical performances by choruses and ensembles from local schools.
Patient Gift Bags
Friends deliver gift bags monthly to Dana-Farber patients. Volunteers take a few moments to speak with recipients as well as provide a small gift bag to each.