Our goal is to raise funds where they’re needed most, and we are relying on your generosity to make a real difference. If you would like to get more heavily involved in The Rare Initiative, we’d love to chat. In the meantime, here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
The RARE Initiative needs your help
Every day, members of the Termeer Center deliver exceptional care and develop therapeutic innovations with game-changing implications. We're making great progress, but we need to do more. With your help, we will.
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About Your Donation
Is my donation tax deductable?
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the laws of your country. Consult your local tax professional for specific details.
What are Indirect Costs?
In order to advance this research program, there are both direct costs that cover the specific research activities themselves, and indirect costs associated with the resources and infrastructure that make it possible for the research activity to take place. These include costs of the space, heat, light, accounting, and personnel that are difficult to measure and charge directly to any one grant. These indirect costs are significant (currently an additional 68.5 percent over the direct research costs) and, when not covered by the gift, must be paid for by the hospital when the gift is accepted. To allow as much of the gift money as possible to be used for direct costs of the project to be undertaken, the hospital assesses only a 15 percent indirect rate from the gift fund and covers the remaining indirect costs (currently 53.5 percent of the direct costs) from its operating funds.
Indirect costs are not fees, but rather an integral part of the cost of doing research. MGH is dependent upon the recovery of its indirect costs in order to maintain the infrastructure necessary to support its programs and projects. Drs. Juric and Goyal would not be able to employ, house staff, or manage funds were it not for these materials, resources and services paid for by indirect cost reimbursement.
Can I donate in an alternative currency?
You can donate from any country, but as you are giving to an organization located in United States, the donation will be processed and receipted in USD and deposited to a US bank account.
Can I donate in honor or in memory of someone?
Of course. On the donation form, just check the box beneath your donation amount and fill out the details.
Can I pledge stock?
Yes! You can pledge stock giving you further tax advantages. Please email [email protected] for details.
About The Rare Initiative
Will the Initiative support other rare cancers in the future?
Yes! We will continue to fund rare cancer initiatives, solving one problem at a time until we find a cure.