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Capital Region Special Surgery - Race for Hope Fund

Grants to Capital Region, New York Nonprofits to
Assist Cancer Patients Experiencing Financial Hardship

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Capital Region, New York nonprofit organizations for programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head or neck cancer diagnosis.

Grants may be made:

-To either new or established organizations in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, or Washington Counties.

-To organizations/programs assisting patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to their cancer diagnosis. This may include assistance with the following: medication co-pays, nutritional supplements, enteral feeding products and/or grocery and gas gift cards for general expenses that are posing a hardship for patients and their families.

-To organizations/programs assisting with larger one-time expenses related to patients’ cancer diagnoses, such as outside physician/dental expenses, respite care and/or patient-specific equipment.

Special attention will be given to:
-New and/or innovative programs.
-Cooperative efforts among several organizations.
-Sharing in multiple source funding (private and/or public).
-Applicants demonstrating the importance of the Race for Hope Fund grants to any overall program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167533

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grant period will not exceed one year.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will not be made:
-Unless the organization qualifies under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
-For a program that the Community Foundation will have to operate.
-To an individual; however, a grant may be made to an organization that supports the work of an individual.
-To finance an operating deficit of a program or organization, or to offset cumulative deficits of prior years.
-For scholarship or fellowships.
-For capital campaigns, building campaigns or for equipment to be used only in a hospital setting.

Pre-Application Information:

Please send SIX (6) copies of the following information to Shelly Connolly:

Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
6 Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203

Please note: materials cannot be submitted via email.

Contact Information:

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

Jackie Mahoney, Vice President of Programs

Shelly Connolly, Program Assistant

(518) 446-9638

Grant Coverage Areas:

Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington Co

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