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Community Foundation of Broward

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Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 14, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Broward County, Florida

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. Broward has the second highest rate of new cancer diagnoses in Florida.

We believe every Broward resident diagnosed with cancer should have the very best treatment and support right here in Broward and not have to travel, which is inconvenient and costly. We need more local, groundbreaking clinical trials to help save lives because clinical trials bring us closer to the day when all cancer patients can become survivors.

Our Goal

Cancer Research: To advance local, breakthrough cancer research that makes lifesaving clinical trials accessible to all Broward residents.‍

Support Services: To help patients and their families face cancer with support services that reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

Why It Matters

Cancer Research: Over the past three years, the Foundation has learned that clinical trials are an essential path to progress and the brightest torch researchers have to light their way to better treatments. That’s because clinical trials allow researchers to test cutting-edge and potentially lifesaving treatments while giving patients access to the best options available.   

Support Services: Support to cancer patients and their families is key. Emotional support groups, transportation and temporary financial assistance can ease stress and anxiety and promote a health recovery.

What We're Looking For

The Foundation seeks to make Broward known for its innovative cancer research and to become a hub for ideas and collaborative cancer research. We want to enable accessibility to revolutionary discoveries in cancer therapy and provide support systems for all Broward cancer patients.

Cancer Research Application: A successful cancer research project focuses on clinical trials phase I, II and/or III. (Phase III is preferred and will receive priority consideration). To produce new,innovative and breakthrough cancer treatments that are well-designed and utilize randomized clinical trials critical to improving cancer care that demonstrate the following measurable outcomes:

  • Number of cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials (Phase I, II and III) and responding positively to treatment.
  • Documentation and dissemination of research efforts that inform the field on breakthrough advances.

Support Services for Cancer Patients Application: A successful supportservices project will deliver the appropriate scope and depth of services to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and demonstrate measurable outcomes in one or both areas as follows:

  • Cancer patients receiving emotional/psychological support. For example, support groups for patients and their family members, health-related activities like yoga or meditation that ease stress. 
  • Cancer patients receiving transportation or temporary financial assistance. For example, transportation assistance to doctor appointments or help with utility bills.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The eligibility criteria:
    • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
    • City or County Agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County 
    • Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good grant standing and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants from the Foundation.
    • A current grantee must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered and eligible to apply.
  • All projects must involve human cancer patients.


  • Individuals and not eligible to apply.
  • The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.
  • The Foundation will NOT consider cancer research projects that are focused on animal subjects.