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To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation 2018 Grant

Grants to Bay Area, California Nonprofits and Public
Agencies for Direct Services to Breast Cancer Patients

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To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation

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Grant ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to California nonprofits, government agencies, and Indian tribes for programs and projects in the San Francisco Bay Area that focus on breast health and/or breast cancer. Services must be provided for women, men, and their families living in the communities of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Equipment costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should be used exclusively on this project. Salaries, if requested, are for personnel specific to this project only.

To Celebrate Life funds the following:

- Emergency Services (Rent, utilities, co-pays, prescriptions, dental)
- Direct Services (Food, transportation, support groups, prosthetics, post-surgery/lymphedema garments, clinical breast exam, and other non-salary costs)
- Diagnostic Testing: Screening and diagnostic mammograms – at negotiated rates; Diagnostic sonograms and ultrasounds – at negotiated rates; A limited number of MRIs for surgical decision-making – at negotiated rates; A limited number of ultrasound guided biopsies – at negotiated rates; A limited number of stereotactic biopsies – at negotiated rates
- Navigational Services (Translation, traversing the medical system, follow-up)
- Complementary Therapies (Holistic modalities – therapeutic massage, recovery fitness training, Jin Shin Jyutsu, manual lymph drainage, guided imagery, nutrition consultation)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165934

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period begins April 1, 2018 and will conclude on March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


- Applications are accepted from USA nonprofit institutions.
- Applicant organizations must be providing services in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.

Note: Applicants must be a USA nonprofit (federally tax-exempt) organization, e.g. nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Indian tribes are eligible.

To Celebrate Life Does Not fund:

- Any surgical procedures
- Research pertaining to breast cancer
- Salaries for Executive Directors
- Education
- Indirect costs (Organization/agency rent, utilities, printing, postage, etc.)

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application and application instructions forms.

Calendar for Grant Applications and Evaluations
(next Grants year process to begin in December, 2017)

- September – October 2017: Grant recipients receive site visits
- December 15, 2017: 2018 Grant Application and Grant Application Instructions will be available for download on December 15, 2017 (see:
- February 1, 2018: Fifteen (15) collated copies of the application, and one electronic copy, must be received by To Celebrate Life no later than February 1, 2018. Applications received after February 1 will not be considered.
- February – March 2018: Grants committee reviews proposals and meets to recommend new grantees.
- April 2018: Grant awards are funded.
- September – October 2018: Mid-year reports are due by September 30, 2018. All grant recipients receive a site visit in October 2018.

Contact Information:

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

One electronic copy of the application should be submitted to Kristen Bennett at Fax copies will not be accepted.

Mail applications (15 copies) to:

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation
Atten: Grants Review Board
PO Box 367
Kentfield, CA 94914

For more information, call (415) 455-5882 or email

Hand or Express Delivered Applications must be submitted to:

(Please call to arrange in advance)
Kristen Bennett, Grants Chair
6 Amicita Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma