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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a hospital and research center in Memphis, Tennessee that treats children with certain catastrophic diseases. Patients are seen at no cost to their family.

Government Involvement

According to their website, St. Jude receives grants from the National Institutes of Health (part of the US government). However, approximately 75% of its funding comes from donors through the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), and more comes from insurance recoveries and investments. According to Charity Navigator, it appears that 5.7% of their funding in FYE 2017 comes from government grants. (However it is a bit ambiguous, as the title of the report refers to ALSAC, which is only part of their funding.)

In 2018 they also received $36 million from the Tennessee State Funding Board to expand their campus.


According to their website, St. Jude sees approximately 7,500 patients per year.


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