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2021 Community Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Regions to Promote Cancer Detection and Prevention

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Prevent Cancer Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/21/21 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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Grants of $25,000 to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible regions for programs and projects addressing cancer prevention and early detection. Funding is intended to provide the resources needed to fund vital community-level activities in cancer prevention (including education or vaccination) or screening. All applications must focus on underserved communities. Organizations must be located outside of the Washington, DC metro area.

The proposed projects must be aligned with the Foundation's mission to support community projects or programs across the United States (including tribes and U.S. territories) that focus on helping to prevent cancer or find it earlier and that demonstrate a potential to make a positive impact in underserved communities.

2021 Focus

Applications are invited that focus on mandated guidelines-driven cancer screenings (breast, cervical, colorectal or lung), as well as education projects focused on these screenings. Additionally, vaccination applications focused on preventing liver cancer or HPV-related cancers are invited. Applications must focus on underserved communities. Applications focused on rural populations and ones serving LGBTQ+ communities are especially encouraged.

Examples of eligible projects for the 2021 grants cycle

  • Projects focused on mandated guidelines-driven screening recommendations (breast, cervical, colorectal or lung cancer) issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the American Cancer Society (ACS) or the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • Cancer education projects focused on raising awareness and/or making referrals for guidelines-driven screenings
  • Vaccination projects for HPV or hepatitis B or testing or education projects (with referrals) for hepatitis B or hepatitis C 

Funding objectives can be found at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 133776

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation provides $25,000 awards.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation funds one-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following organizations are eligible to apply for a 2021 Community Grants award:
- Nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code
- Independent sponsored projects of a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization acting as a fiscal sponsor
- Government and public agencies
- Tax-exempt tribal organizations and fraternal or social organizations
- Organizations based in the United States, including U.S. territories. Groups located outside the U.S. are not eligible to apply.
- Organizations described above must be located outside the Washington, DC, metro area to be eligible for the 2021 grants.
- Only one application may be submitted by an organization.
- Organizations previously funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation must have satisfactorily completed their grants before being eligible to apply for new grants.
- Both small independent organizations and ones which are part of larger “parent” organizations are eligible to apply. All applicants must demonstrate how a grant award would provide needed support for vital community-level activities in cancer prevention (including education or vaccination) or screening, in underserved communities.

Examples of projects NOT eligible for the 2021 grants cycle:
- Projects focused on primary prevention such as tobacco cessation, exercise or diet
- Projects focused on sun safety behaviors or skin cancer education
- Screening or education projects focused on cancers without guidelines-mandated screenings such as stomach, ovarian or testicular cancer
- Projects focused on prostate cancer
- Projects focused on genetic testing or counseling

Ineligible projects can be found at

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Due Date: April 21, 2021, 5:00 PM Eastern Time
- Notification of Award Decision: July 9, 2021
- Project Start and End Dates: August 2, 2021 (Start Date) - August 1, 2022 (End Date)
- First Grant Payment: August 13, 2021
- Progress Report Due Date: February 3, 2022
- Second Grant Payment: March 3, 2022
- Grant Period End: August 1, 2022
- Final Report Due: September 5, 2022

Complete the online registration early in the application period in order to become familiar with the site and meet the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

For questions, contact:
Erica Childs Warner

For assistance with technical issues, please contact:
1-800-875-2562 or 703-964-5840

Prevent Cancer Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 227-2732
(703) 836-4412

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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