The Donation Process

We want to ensure that every donation made in support of your event is accounted for and that the MRF recognizes all of the donors to your event. Therefore, please follow the instructions below when submitting your donations to the MRF. The MRF will provide tax receipts to individuals who donate $250 or more. Tax receipts are mailed out on a quarterly basis.

Please note that all donations are due no later than 30 days after your event.

Submitting Donations

The easiest way to receive gifts is through your online fundraising page. Donors can make donations securely using a credit card, debit card or PayPal. It also ensures that your donors receive an automatic tax receipt and thank you email. 

Offline Donations

If an individual wants to make an offline donation, please send a check payable to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Please have the donor write the event name in the memo line (ex. ABC Event). Donations mailing address: Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), P.O. 759329, Baltimore MD 21275-9329.


Please note that the this address does not accept FedEx or UPS packages. If you wish to track your mailing, please use either USPS Flate Rate envelopes or certified mail.  


Please make checks payable to: Melanoma Research Foundation. The MRF does not accept cash donations.

In-Kind Donations

Non-monetary contributions of goods or services that are donated to your fundraiser may qualify for a tax receipt. Please have the donor fill out the in-kind donation tracking form. All completed forms must be submitted to Items marked as priceless do not qualify for a tax receipt.

Forms of Payment We Accept

  • Checks                                              

  • American Express

  • Visa

  • MasterCard

  • Discover

  • PayPal

  • Money Orders or Cashier's Checks

  • Stock


The MRF does not accept cash donations. If you have individuals who wish to donate cash, you are welcome to accept the cash and write a personal check for the amount of the donation. Please note: we cannot provide a tax receipt to donors who make cash donations or a tax receipt to individuals who are not listed on the check.