The V Foundation’s mission has always been to save lives by finding cures for cancer. The V Foundation funds research in every kind of cancer via three types of grants: The V Scholar Grant, The V Foundation Grants in Translational Cancer Research and Designated Grants. In its first twenty years, the Foundation awarded 540 grants to 122 institutions in 38 states plus DC. Research Proposals are reviewed by The V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee which includes many of the top cancer physicians and scientists from across the country. Grants are ranked through a highly competitive process. Each invited institution submits only one application per year in each category. The V Foundation’s board of directors is comprised of prominent business leaders, award-winning athletes and coaches, distinguished physicians and outstanding journalists and entertainers. Board members serve on a volunteer basis and provide their expertise for the governance of the Foundation.