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Walther Cancer Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-14

At A Glance

Walther Cancer Foundation, Inc.

(formerly Walther Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc.)

9292 N. Meridian St., Ste. 300

Indianapolis, IN United States 46260-1828

Telephone: (317) 708-6101


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $152,222,447

Total giving: $7,275,825






Established in 1985 in IN; The grantmaker changed its status from Public Charity to Private Foundation in 2007 - Founded by Joseph Walther, M.D., with a mission to eliminate cancer as a cause of suffering and death through medical research.

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to eliminate cancer as a cause of suffering and death through interdisciplinary and inter-institutional basic laboratory, clinical, and behavioral cancer research initiatives.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program


Walther Scholars Program

The Walther Scholars Program provides: 1) Start-up funds for major faculty recruitments in the basic and behavioral sciences; 2) Career Development Awards for clinical investigators; 3) Post-doctoral training grants for laboratory scientists; and 4) Pre and Post-doctoral training grants for investigators in behavioral oncology.

Fields of Interest

  • Cancers
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Medical specialties
  • Oncology
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $152,222,447 (market value)

Gifts received: $64,944

Expenditures: $9,099,133

Total giving: $7,275,825

Qualifying distributions: $7,841,208

Giving activities include:

$7,275,825 for 159 grants (high: $1,727,970; low: $68)