Be The Match Foundation

Mission Statement

Be The Match Foundation® supports the mission of the National Marrow Donor Program. Together we help thousands of leukemia and lymphoma patients who need a marrow or cord blood transplant find a donor and receive the life-saving treatment they need. We raise funds to break down barriers to a potentially life-saving blood cancer treatment, and to deliver tangible relief to patient families struggling with uninsured transplant costs, help add more potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry® and invest in new research discoveries.

Contact Information

500 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(763) 406-8648.

General Information

Alternative Name
Be The Match, The Marrow Foundation, National Marrow Donor Program
Principal Staff
Joy King
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
Number of Clients
Be The Match annually serves 12,000 patients who need an unrelated transplant and we facilitate more marrow and cord blood transplants every year, including 6,300 transplants in 2013 (more than 520 transplants each month), and a total of 61,000 transplants since 1987.


Board Chair
Jiro Okochi
Number of Board Members
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

With the help of funding from Be The Match Foundation, Be The Match/National Marrow Donor Program, provided $3.2 million in patient assistance grants to 1,800 families, conducted more than 15,000 US and International marrow donor searches of the Be The Match Registry, and facilitated 6,300 transplants. We also provided resources and guidance to 15,000 requests for information, resources and support. In addition, we supported research that saves and improves lives and transplant outcomes.
Current Goals
FY14 Goal for Be The Match Foundation is to raise $9.6 Million in charitable revenue to benefit the patients of the Be The Match/National Marrow Donor Program.
Community or Constituency Served
Be The Match's constituency is comprised of male and female patients ranging in age from infancy to 65 years of age and older and from all races and ethnicities.
Geographic Area Served
Be The Match provides science, service and support to patients in need of an unrelated transplant within the U.S., and we conducted Be The Match Registry searches for more than 15,000 U.S. and international patients in 2013.


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $10,072,915 78.2%
Management $1,616,566 12.5%
Fundraising $1,197,216 9.3%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $15,522,458 $13,130,432 $10,517,955
Beginning of Year: $13,130,432 $10,517,955 $9,932,391
Difference: $2,392,026 $2,612,477 $585,564

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