Our Mission: To financially assist Connecticut cancer patients and their families and to fund cancer research.
The Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer (“CSF”) is a non-profit with a 501(c)(3) designation.
CSF is committed to reducing the burden of cancer for Connecticut cancer patients and their families.
Many cancer patients and families are suddenly confronted with insurmountable bills at a time when focusing on healing is critical to their recovery. CSF is able to quickly and compassionately ease their burden with direct financial assistance. CSF has found that even small gestures of support can be the jumpstart a patient needs to fight back against their illness.
CSF is a unique organization in Connecticut that provides direct financial assistance to Connecticut cancer patients for rent/mortgage, utilities, car payments, medical co-pays, food, medications, and more. Patients are referred to CSF via a network of oncology social workers at Connecticut hospitals and cancer centers. Applicants are thoroughly screened by healthcare professionals who verify the financial need. Resources are provided with dignity and privacy, helping patients maintain self-respect while lessening the stress that may inhibit their recovery.
For the past 28 years, CSF has quietly granted over $4 million to more than 4,000 Connecticut families dealing with the financial hardship that often comes along with a cancer diagnosis. In addition, the foundation has donated more than $1.7 million to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Earning Your Trust
CSF has been operating for 28 years under the guidance of Jane G. Ellis, President & Executive Director. CSF is overseen by a 13 member volunteer Board of Directors and an 11 member volunteer Advisory Board.
CSF supporters can be assured that their generous donations are most effectively being used to help ease the financial burdens of Connecticut families due to a cancer diagnosis.
CSF has been audited annually by an independent accounting firm for the past 28 years and is presently audited by Cohn Reznick.