Celebrating Our 2013 Grantees
To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2013 grant awards. The Foundation Grants Board is made up of local health and community leaders, and members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
On April 1, grants totalling $238,125 were awarded to 14 Bay Area nonprofit organizations, bringing the amount granted since the organization’s inception to over $3.75 million.
For more information, read the overview of grants.
Grant Recipients 2013:
Alta Bates Summit Foundation – Berkeley
Breast Health Case Management Services for the Uninsured
Ensures breast health and enrollment in case management services are provided to low-income women in Alameda County.
Breast Cancer Connections – Palo Alto
Gabriella Patser Program
To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation-Harbor Point Fund
Provides free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to those who are underserved and at risk for breast cancer in Marin County.
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund – San Francisco
Emergency Financial Assistance
Administers quick and compassionate emergency financial assistance to help low-income people battling breast cancer in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to cover basic human needs, lessen financial burdens and improve quality of life.
Ceres Community Project – Sebastopol and San RafaelHealing Meals for Healthy Communities – Breast Cancer Support
Marin and Sonoma County teens come together to prepare nourishing food for men and women with breast cancer and their family members in Marin. The project helps to educate clients and young people about cooking and eating for health
Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic – Oakland
Funding for Unmet Basic Needs of Low-Income Women with Advanced Breast Cancer
The Integrated Advanced Cancer Program’s combined model of care provides comprehensive multi-lingual social services, benefits advocacy and navigation along with complementary alternative medicine proven to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, in order to effectively address the basic and physical needs of women battling cancer and poverty.
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation- Fremont
Program assists breast cancer survivors by providing the Lymphedema garments for prevention and treatment of Lymphedema in the arm that can occur after treatment of breast cancer.
Institute For Health & Healing – Greenbrae
Holistic Support for Breast Cancer Patients
Administers holistic care services such as therapeutic massage and other complementary therapies, to recently diagnosed breast cancer patients in Marin, to support them during treatment.
Latinas Contra Cancer – San Jose
Casa A Casa Screening and Diagnostic Services for Low Income Latinas
In partnership with other agencies to provide Clinical Breast Exams, mammograms and additional diagnostic services to low income, underserved Spanish-speaking women 40 years of age and over, in Santa Clara County.
Marin Center for Independent Living – San Rafael
Breast Cancer Benefits and Advocacy Project
Assists underserved women and men in Marin County diagnosed with breast cancer, in acquiring and maintaining medical insurance, housing and financial stability during treatment and recovery.
Marin General Hospital Foundation – Greenbrae
Supplemental Screening and Diagnostic Procedures for Under-served Patients.
Performs MRI’s, breast ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided core biopsies and screening for dense breasts in underserved women in Marin County.
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation – San Francisco
Bayview Breast Health Project
Administers direct patient support services and navigation to ensure eligible low-income, underserved individuals in Bayview Hunters Point receive breast screening, mammograms and follow-up care.
Shanti – San Francisco
Shanti’s Breast Cancer Program
Supplies transportation vouchers to and from treatment, and food vouchers for low-income and medical underserved San Franciscans with breast cancer.
Sutter Pacific Women’s Health Center – Santa Rosa
Resource Navigation to Latina Women
Ensures Latina women will have improved access to breast screening, financial counseling and coordination of cancer support services.
Women’s Cancer Resource Center – Oakland
East Bay Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
Offers financial assistance to low-income women being treated for breast cancer in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.