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Grants to Alabama Nonprofits, Agencies, and Faith-Based Organizations to Serve Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors, Families, and Caregivers

Women's Breast Health Fund Grant

GrantWatch ID# 137884

Funding Source
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) - Women's Breast Health Fund (WBHF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Alabama: Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties

Important Dates
LOI Date: 02/06/23
Deadline: 03/13/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Alabama nonprofit organizations, government entities, and faith-based organizations to provide assistance to patients and survivors of breast cancer and their families in eligible counties. Applicants must submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. The Women's Breast Health Fund (WBHF) of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is a field of Interest fund established to support holistic breast cancer care for women and their loved ones throughout the region served by the Community Foundation: Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties.

The WBHF mission covers the entire breast cancer continuum from diagnosis through follow up care throughout the life of the survivor with this focus: to make life better for women and their loved ones who are facing this disease.

Areas of Interest 

Although the Women’s Breast Health Fund has as its mission funding work aimed at making the lives of survivors and their families better throughout the breast cancer continuum, particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to: patient navigation, the role and support of the caregiver, education and communication tools for both survivors and caregivers, support of the healthcare team, needs of long term survivors, exercise and wellness programs, workplace education, telemedicine, sexuality and spirituality.

While the WBHF does not fund laboratory research or drug trials, applications centered on community-based participatory research are accepted. The Fund will also consider support for capital projects with an imminent start date and deemed clearly relevant to the mission of the WBHF

Note: Priority consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate collaboration with other breast cancer organizations and programs within the five county region.


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The WBHF of the CFGB can make grants to organizations currently designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS OR as a 501(c)(3) exempt religious institution OR as a government entity.

Applicants may use a fiscal sponsor only if there is a meaningful mission fit and an existing working relationship between the two organizations.

Private non-operating foundations are not eligible.

The WBHF does not fund laboratory research or drug trials.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for brief proposals is Monday, February 6th at 11:59 PM. For those advancing, the deadline for full proposals is Monday, March 13th.

The Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF) uses a two-stage grantmaking process. Qualifying nonprofit organizations interested in competing for a grant must complete the Brief Proposal form online by February 6, 2023. Organizations will be notified by February 17, 2023 if they have been selected to move forward in the process and submit a Full Proposal.

Estimated Size of Grant
$100,000 to $300,000

Term of Contract
Single and multi-year grant awards wil be made.

Contact Information
Apply online:

If you have questions and/or would like to discuss a potential application, please e-mail Kim Rogers at

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
2100 First Avenue North, Suite 700
Birmingham, AL 35203-4223
Fax 205-328-6576

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