Local Transportation Grants are now Small Grants!
Our Affiliate awards Small Grants of up to $2,000 to non-profit groups with a 501(c)3, government entities and tribal entities.
Small Grants can be used to fund breast health education materials, one-time events (such as health fairs and survivor celebrations), transportation grants, or help to launch pilot projects.
As of May 2013 there is a new policy regarding funding frequency for our small grant projects ($2000 or less). The policy states that a small grant project can only be funded for three (3) consecutive years, after which it must take a one (1) year hiatus. If an organization requests funding for a different project or different location, they could receive funding beyond the three year limit. This will allow for new projects to be developed.
Small Grant deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and September 15 each year.
Sample of Previous Small Grant Awards:
Runway to Recovery - A breast cancer survivor luncheon and fashion show.
Pink Ribbon Roundup - A tea and fashion show to honor breast cancer survivors and educate the local community about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.
Casting for Recovery - An organization that offers free retreats providing educational and psycho-social benefits. Fly-fishing instruction is the means used to help women gain skills to cope with recovery from breast cancer. Casting for Recovery was recently featured in the New York Times. Click here to read the article and learn more!
A Sister of Sisters - An African American Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group
Matt's Chemo Comfort Bags - Funding the creation of 150 comfort bags for chemotherapy patients of NW Cancer Specialists. Learn more...
Douglas County Cancer Care Committee - A tea and fashion show for breast cancer survivors in Roseburg and Douglas County, Oregon.
Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center (AHEC) - Printing of breast health information brochure for women in the mid-valley and mid-coastal areas.
Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation - Printing of breast health information in the Farsi language for women from Iran that do not read English fluently.
Cancer Care Resources – A weekend retreat for women with breast cancer which includes self-care activities, expressive arts, guided imagery and massage.
Coquille Indian Tribe – Breast Cancer Promotion Day with free educational materials and a new breast model on display for all to touch.
Burns Paiute Tribe – Breast Cancer Awareness Event with a respected Native American female speakers and breast education materials.
Native People’s Circle of Hope – Warm Springs Chapter – Pilot project to provide transportation to women traveling from Warm Spring to Bend for breast cancer treatment.
The Rinehart Clinic – Free educational materials and breast models for teaching rural, low-income women about mammograms and breast self-exams.