Foundation / Corporation
Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF)
08/18/17 5:00 PM
Grants to Maine nonprofit organizations to expand or create jobs that will recognize and reduce barriers that prevent Maine residents from getting high-quality cancer care. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation prior to submission to discuss eligibility or proposal ideas. Funding is intended to increase the number of patient navigator positions in the Maine health care system.
According to the American Medical Association, a patient navigator is an individual who provides personal guidance to patients as they move through the health care system. They may also have personally faced health care-related challenges and want to help others in a similar situation.
Proposals should include evidence-based patient navigator programming. However, the Foundation does not require that Patient Navigators have clinical credentials. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting projects that assist rural and minority populations in Maine.
Navigator roles should focus on:
- Cancer prevention, early detection, or treatment
- Efforts that will reduce cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine
- Reducing barriers to cancer care in Maine
Within the application, the need for the new patient navigator role must be supported by a community needs assessment and describe clear, patient-centered goals.
Funding may be used to support salary, benefits, overhead, and other needs to establish the navigator role. It is expected that the applicant organization will commit to providing an increasing level of support during the grant period with the intention of maintaining the position thereafter.
GrantWatch ID#: 181889
The award will be structured to provide:
Year One: Up to $80,000
Year Two: 70% of year one
Year Three: 35% of year one
Patient Navigator Grants are three-year capacity-building grants.
- Organizations that are not a 501(c)3
- Direct support to individuals for cancer prevention, detection or treatment services, equipment or supplies
- More than 15% institutional overhead
- Business investments or loans
- Programs that do not benefit the people of Maine
Funds may not be diverted to benefit any individual. The results or benefits of any Foundation supported initiative or program are required to remain in the public domain for the benefit of Maine people.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Maine Cancer Foundation if you have any questions about your eligibility or to discuss your proposal prior to submission.
Applications must be completed by 5 pm on Friday, August 18, 2017. Awards will be announced by September 30, 2017. Funds are distributed upon receipt of a signed contract.