Cancel Cancer

Community Foundation of Broward


Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 6, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Broward County, Florida

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Issue

In 2016, 28,000 new cancer cases are projected to be diagnosed in Broward. The highest incidence rates are in breast (1,294), lung (1,160), prostate (1,135) and colorectal (847) cancers. Five in every 10 of these patients experience psychological distress and financial burden. 

Why it Matters

Broward has the 2nd highest rate of new cancer diagnosis in Florida. In 2015, approximately 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day. 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.

Our Goal

To support research and promising clinical trials on the most prevalent and deadliest cancers and provide financial support to cancer patients and their families.

What We're Looking For

Projects we will support must demonstrate impact as follows:

  • To support cancer research and clinical trials for Broward patients with a preference for Phase III clinical trials for those suffering from the deadliest and most prevalent cancers.
    • (Phase III Research compares the use of new treatment with the current standard cancer treatment through clinical trials engaging a wide range of participants to ensure the result is valid. Phase III research holds the most promise to impact the lives of Broward’s cancer patients.)
  • Connect cancer patients and their families in need with organizations providing psychological/emotional support.
  • Provide temporary financial assistance as needed to patients and families affected by cancer to ease the financial stress caused by the disease.

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

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  • Individuals and not eligible to apply.


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