Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation was established as the Raymond Wentz Foundation in late 2002 by oncologist Dr. David Schrier in memory of his patient, Ray. To date, we have given over $4 million in financial assistance to over 4,000 cancer patients in every corner of Colorado.

The service we provide is unlike any other in Colorado: we respond to the urgent needs of Coloradans with cancer by providing financial assistance with dignity and humanity. By giving unrestricted cash grants directly to cancer patients in treatment, we give them the freedom to use the gift however they see fit. Groceries, rent, utility payments—even flowers for a daughter’s wedding—we impose zero restrictions. All of our grantees have expenses that exceed their income, many of them with no income at all due to loss of work as a result of cancer treatment. We provide them with the dignity of managing their grant funds, prioritizing their needs as only they know them.

57% of the patients who apply for a grant list food as one of their most pressing needs.


Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating the highest level commitment to transparency. Click here for our most recent IRS Form 990 and other financial and governance information.