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Bras for the Cause Grant

Grants to Central Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies
for Breast and Cervical Cancer Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bras for the Cause

Deadline Date:

04/15/19 Receipt


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Central Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast and cervical cancer health services and outreach. Funding may be requested for a broad range of programs that ensure underinsured and uninsured residents have access to quality medical equipment for mammograms and cervical screenings. Bras for the Cause also provides valuable grants for relevant, cancer-related projects.

Funds are awarded for the following:
-Mammography exams, breast ultrasounds, and imaging tests necessary to detect and diagnose breast cancer
-PAP exams to screen for cervical cancer
-Education and awareness related to early detection and treatment
-Help for low-income Iowans with high-deductible plans
-Some equipment
-Care coordinator services
-Transportation expenses associated with services promoted by Bras for the Cause

Bras for the Cause prefers the following types of proposals for grant funding consideration:
-Proposals that will allow the recipient organization to introduce new services or expand existing services to Iowans
-Projects with multiple funding sources, most of which are already identified and secured
-Projects that will have an impact on a measurable number of Iowans

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180187

Estimated Size of Grant:

Bras for the Cause prefers proposals between $5,000 and $25,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that have received a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) designation from the Internal Revenue Service (applications pending will not be considered), or must be a unit of political subdivisions or other such non-profits organized exclusively for the promotion of social welfare as determined by Bras for the Cause at its sole discretion. Organizations applying for a Bras for the Cause grant must provide programs and services to the men and women of Iowa.

Bras for the Cause looks favorably upon applications from organizations that:
-Administer effective programs or projects
-Provide measurable and meaningful results
-Demonstrate financial stability and accountability

Bras for the Cause does not accept applications for the following:
-Organizations, projects or programs outside of the United States or mainly international
-Political parties, campaigns, candidates, or partisan organizations
-Private foundations

Bras for the Cause will not ordinarily consider the following:
-Organizations/associations that redistribute funds to other tax-exempt groups (with the exception of United Way, Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, and the Iowa College Foundation)
-Ongoing operational expenses

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be submitted to the Bras for the Cause Grants Director by April 15, 2019. No exceptions to this deadline will be made. Any application received after April 15, 2019 will not be considered.

Organizations that provide an email address on their application will receive a confirmation of receipt once their application has been processed.

If you are requesting funding for more than one project, you must complete a separate grant application for each request.

Applicants will receive notification of the Board's decision by May 30, 2019 and grant funds will be distributed in June.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online at the URL for Full Text (RFP) or complete the application in Supporting Documents below.

Please note: All grant applications and required documents should be sent to the following address only:

Grants Director
Bras for the Cause
1551 Valley West Drive, Ste. 208
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact the Grants Director with any questions:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Central Iowa