* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Israel Cancer Research Fund

Chicago Chapter
2 Northfield Plaza, Suite 245
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 914-9120
Email: sandy.rosen@icrfonline.org
Web: http://www.icrfonline.org
Contact: Sandy Rosen, Gifts Director

The leading charitable organization in the US solely devoted to supporting cancer research in Israel. Since 1975, ICRF has provided 2,200+ grants exceeding $56 million in funding to outstanding cancer researchers whose laboratories are located in Israel's leading institutions. These scientists include the first Israelis to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Funds go directly to scientists via a granting process. No funds go to bricks and mortar. ICRF Chicago has expanded its board, created a young leadership, Visions board, and is raising awareness about the outstanding research taking place throughout Israel. Contact the office for volunteer opportunities.

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The Synagogue Security Council of North America

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