Celebrating Our 2024 Grantees

 To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation is regarded as a prime funder in the breast cancer space in the Bay Area. In April 2024, we were proud to award $200,000 in grants to 14 Bay Area nonprofit organizations which support women and men with breast health issues. 

These organizations provide emergency, direct and diagnostic services, patient navigation, financial assistance, holistic complementary therapies and emotional support programs to underserved breast cancer patients. Grant recipients are located throughout the nine-county Bay Area. Grant recipients were chosen from a pool of applicants by the Foundation’s Grants Review Committee, which consists of community health and medical leaders, supporters, past and present Foundation Board Directors, many who have personally experienced breast cancer.

We were honored to acknowledge our 2024 grantees at our annual Grants Reception on April 3rd for the important services and support they provide for breast cancer patients in our communities. Follow us on our social media as we feature our 2024 grantees with information about the incredible work they are doing to assist breast cancer patients in the Bay Area. For more information, read the overview of grants

Our 2024 Grantees

Back row (left to right):
Melbra Watts, Charlotte Maxwell Clinic; Tim and Jeannie Hamann, Tim and Jeannie Hamann Foundation; Morrigan Bruce, Cancer CAREPoint; Alison Gause, MarinHealth; Lianna Hartmour, Zero Breast Cancer
Front row (left to right):
Caroline Sison, MPH, Cancer Support Community; Andrea Guarino, Ceres Community Project; Delores Moorehead, Women’s Cancer Resource Center; Pam Klaus, Pink Ribbon Good; Juvy Barbonio, Pilipino Senior Resource Center; Mary Lynn Morales, Charlotte Maxwell Clinic; Ai May Tan, Shanti Project
Not pictured:
Haley Pollak, Bright Spot Network; Tina Fernandez Steckler, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation; Olivia Fe, San Francisco Women’s Cancer Network

Grant Recipients 2024:

Bright Spot Network – Alameda

Bright Grants for Short Term Family Relief
This program provides short-term relief for families, caregivers and parents grappling with the financial challenges presented by cancer while raising young children to foster safe spaces for individual and familial healing, recovery and reconnection.

Cancer CAREpoint – San Jose

Emergency, Navigational and Direct Services Support for Breast Cancer Patients
Patients, family members and caregivers receive assistance every step of the journey from
cancer diagnosis to survivorship through provided services.

Cancer Support Community – Walnut Creek

Emergency Financial Assistance for Low-Income Breast Cancer Patients
Low-income breast cancer patients and their families living in Alameda County can receive emergency financial assistance during treatment.

Ceres Community Project – Sebastopol

Healing Meals for Healthy Communities
Teenagers prepare organic meals designed to support the specific nutritional needs of people facing a critical illness. The healthy, high-quality food can improve their quality of life, healing and recovery. Meals are delivered to breast cancer patients and their family members.

Charlotte Maxwell Clinic – Oakland

Empowering Wellness: Holistic Support for Low-Income Women with Breast Cancer
Free complementary therapies to low-income women diagnosed with breast cancer. The consultations will include a variety of holistic therapies to help reduce pain and improve quality of life.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation – Fremont

Lymphedema Project
This program provides fitting services and compression garments for prevention and treatment of lymphedema symptoms that can occur after treatment of breast cancer.

MarinHealth Foundation – Greenbrae

Screening and Diagnostic Fund for Uninsured and Underinsured Individuals
Breast screening and diagnostic testing, mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI screenings and biopsies are provided for low income, uninsured or underinsured individuals facing disparities in breast cancer detection.

Pilipino Senior Resource Center – San Francisco

Kapwa Kalinga – “Care for Each Other” 
Underserved Filipinas with breast cancer receive navigational assistance, transportation, group support therapy and emergency support services during their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Pink Ribbon Good – Los Altos

Free Rides for Breast Cancer Patients in the Bay Area
These programs will provide rides for clients undergoing treatment for breast cancer..

San Francisco Women’s Cancer Network – San Francisco

African American Women Breast Health Project
This program provides navigation for African American women living in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point communities of San Francisco to access breast cancer screening services, follow-up diagnostic, treatment and breast cancer support services.

Shanti Project – San Francisco

Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program
Navigation is provided to underserved, low-income clients with breast cancer to ensure they access, understand, and complete treatment. Services include individualized case management, advocacy, interpretation/translation, appointment accompaniment, taxi vouchers and gift cards for groceries and other critically needed household items.

Tim and Jeannie Hamann Foundation – Benicia

Making a Difference to Fight Breast Cancer
Direct and emergency services assist Solano County breast cancer patients who do not have the resources to meet basic needs.  Emergency financial assistance includes rent/ mortgage payments, transportation to treatments, utilities, food and medical deductibles.

Women’s Cancer Resource Center – Berkeley

Financial Assistance and Transportation for Breast Cancer Patients
Through the Faith Fancher Emergency Breast Cancer Fund, emergency financial assistance for rent, healthy food and personalized navigation services are available to low-income women diagnosed with breast cancer who are actively in treatment in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Zero Breast Cancer – San Rafael

Resilient Me Health and Wellness Coaching Program
Health and Wellness Coaches work with clients on topics key to reducing risk of breast cancer and of recurrence, including physical activity, eating, sleeping, managing stress, and limiting exposure to toxins.

Your contributions support multiple stages of treatment and a range of services for healing. We put your dollars to work in the community.