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Voices from the Field: Why our mission matters now more than ever

​Please take a few minutes to watch this video, in which ACS staffer Carrie Franchi, associate director of Development in our North Central Region, shares the story of young Jake Pennar.

It illustrates so powerfully why our mission matters, and why it is so important that ACS be able to restore its research funding to pre-COVID levels. 

In 2020, ACS funded a little over $52.8 million in new grants, about half of what we usually fund in a year. We had to cancel the fall cycle last October, a devastating loss of scientific discovery and momentum, but unlike some organizations we did not pull back any funding that we had previously committed to.

In 2021, we are hopeful that we will be able to invest $100 million in new extramural research grants. You can help, here.

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