Fundraising FAQs

Fundraising FAQs

How do I make a donation?

You can submit all of the funds from your fundraiser through your NBCF Fundraising page.  You can also donate online (link), or mail your check(s) to:

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Fundraising Department
2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034

Please make all checks payable to “National Breast Cancer Foundation”. Have your donors place the name of your fundraiser on the memo line of their check, or include a note letting us know that their contribution is going toward your fundraiser.


When are the donations from my fundraiser due?

We encourage fundraising coordinators to send in their donations as soon as they are collected, but donations may be sent in at least 30 days from the time your fundraiser has ended.


What if a check is made out to me, not NBCF?

If a donor makes the check out to you, simply endorse the check with your signature and underneath add “Payable to National Breast Cancer Foundation” and submit it with your donation form. Please note that the account holder on the check will receive the tax receipt from NBCF.


Can I accept the bulk of the donations and write NBCF one check?

Checks should be made out to NBCF, with “Your Fundraiser Name” written in the memo line. If the check is from your account, you, and not your donors, will receive a tax receipt from NBCF.


Can I mail a cash donation with a donation form?

Please do not mail a cash donation with a donation form. We cannot accept cash donations. For any cash donation you receive, please convert the cash to a cashier’s check or money order and mail it with the Cash Donor Information spreadsheet, found in our NBCF Fundraising Tool Kit.


If a business donates goods or services for my event will they receive a tax receipt from NBCF?

Noncash gifts given directly to a fundraiser can be tax deductible gifts to NBCF.  The key is that the gift was given on behalf of NBCF for a fundraiser that is 100% for NBCF.  The donor should present NBCF with a written document stating that 100% of the proceeds for project X was for the benefit of NBCF, and on behalf of NBCF, donor gave X items at X value each.  After we receive the document from the noncash gift donor, we will provide them with a “thank you letter” that serves as a tax receipt.

An example of what the document needs to say would be:

X gave 100 t-shirts to Z fundraiser on behalf of NBCF, at a value of $12 each.  All net proceeds from Z fundraiser were for the benefit of NBCF.
We will send our 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter for the companies requesting the documentation.  NBCF will need the written documentation on the noncash gift.  We will provide substantiation for both the cash & noncash donations in the form of the Thank You Letter/receipt.


I'm a business or corporation looking for a more long term relationship with NBCF through a cause marketing campaign.  Where can I find out more information?

If your company is interested in breast cancer partnership opportunities with NBCF, please visit our Corporate Sponsorship Page.


Can NBCF donate any brochures or giveaways for my fundraising event?

For registered fundraisers we are more than happy to send you some of our “What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer” Brochures.  Contact Us to submit your request. Please include a link to your NBCF Fundraising page.


Can I use the National Breast Cancer Foundation(R) logo on my event materials or t-shirts?

In order to use the NBCF logo on your event materials or on a product that you are selling for your fundraiser, NBCF requires an event agreement, written proposal, and an estimated budget. Upon final approval, you will have access to the NBCF logo and name for the specified agreement period.


How can I get help planning my fundraiser?

 Contact Us to submit your request. Please include a link to your NBCF Fundraising page.


Can I receive a NBCF sign or banner to use at my event?

Unfortunately we do not have signs or banners available for fundraising events; however you can use the NBCF posters and flyers provided in our NBCF Fundraising Toolkit that you will receive access to via email.


Can I request a speaker for my event?

Due to the overwhelming requests for representatives and event speakers, we are unable to send an NBCF representative to your event.  We are very sorry that we cannot accommodate you.  If you would like a speaker for your event, we encourage you to reach out in your community and find a breast cancer survivor to share their story at your event.


I want to support NBCF but I would like to include other charities in the donations from my fundraiser.  Is this ok?

NBCF is grateful that you are hosting a fundraiser to raise money for such a noble cause.  NBCF’s board discourages fundraisers in which the funds are split between other organizations. Fundraisers for multiple organizations can be confusing, and we have received complaints from donors who felt misled in these circumstances. We would ask that you consider designating NBCF as the sole recipient of donations for your fundraiser.


What about the name of my fundraiser? Can I pick something on my own, or do I have to submit it for your executive team’s review?

No you do not have to submit the name of your fundraising event for our review.  Here are a few pointers for coming up with a name for your fundraiser:

- Refrain from using the statement “…for the cure.” Any phrase containing “for the cure” must be licensed by Susan G. Komen, as they own the trademark and are actively litigating any attempt to use the phrase without their release.  NBCF’s trademarks include, “Help for today… Hope for tomorrow.” “…for the Cause”
- Please represent NBCF’s name and mission with integrity and honor.  NBCF cannot sanction an event with the word “boobies” “tatas” or anything similar in the title and/or messaging.
- Be creative and send a clear message about your event to your supporters.


I have a question that is not answered here.  How can I contact you?

Please submit an inquiry at our Contact Us page.




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