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
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental

Direct Services

  • Lymphedema garments/services
  • Prosthetics
  • Meals
  • Grocery vouchers
  • Transportation vouchers
  • Support groups

Diagnostic Services Testing

  • Screening and diagnostic mammograms
  • Diagnostic sonograms/ultrasounds
  • Limited MRIs
  • Ultrasound-guided and stereotactic biopsies for surgical decision-making

Navigational Services

  • Translation
  • Traversing the medical system
  • Follow-up

Complementary Holistic Therapies

  • Holistic modalities
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Recovery fitness training
  • Guided imagery
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Acupuncture
  • 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 2019 Grant Application Instructions

Click here to access the online Grants Application 

The application deadline has passed; thank you very much for your interest in To Celebrate Life