Grants Support Organizations Providing Direct Patient Services Throughout Bay Area Counties

All of our fundraising efforts over the course of the year are conducted with one goal in mind: Awarding grants to nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to people dealing with breast cancer.

The 2018 grants program focused on direct services, with emphasis on emergency financial assistance, diagnostic testing, navigational assistance and complementary holistic therapies and support. These services provide comfort to patients and survivors through all phases of their breast cancer journey.

In addition, To Celebrate Life continues to support early detection for the underserved with grants for screening and diagnostic testing to help save lives and improve lives after breast cancer. As the economy continues to be a challenge, we are mindful of the need for emergency financial aid for Bay Area breast cancer patients in treatment.


Services supported by To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation’s 2018 grants include:

Emergency Services

  • Financial assistance
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Insurance co-pays

Direct Services

  • Food and grocery vouchers
  • Transportation to and from treatment and appointments
  • Nutritional home meal deliveries during treatment
  • Treatment and garments for lymphodema patients
  • Breast cancer support groups

Diagnostic Services

  • Mammograms
  • Ultrasounds

Navigational Services

  • Patient medical benefits advocacy counseling
  • Patient advocacy to obtain medical treatment
  • Patient translation services

Complementary Holistic Therapies

  • Exercise programs
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Nutrition counseling and support
  • Guided imagery
  • Accupuncture
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu
  • Reflexology
  • Manual lymph drainage

Read about our 2018 Grantees

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation grants support the entire nine-county Bay Area, with Marin County historically receiving a substantial percentage of funds granted. Counties include Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Click here to download the 2018 Grants Application Instructions

Click here to download the Grants Application