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The Foundation is currently working with four different research universities on promising drug, genome, and cellular
cancer treatments.
In 2016, 28,000 new cancer cases are projected to be diagnosed in Broward. The highest incidence rates are in breast (1,294), lung (1,160), prostate (1,135) and colorectal (847) cancers. Five in every 10 of these patients experience psychological distress and financial burden.
Broward has the 2nd highest rate of new cancer diagnosis in Florida. In 2015, approximately 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.
To support research and promising clinical trials on the most prevalent and deadliest cancers and provide financial support to cancer patients and their families.

Projects we will support must demonstrate impact as follows:
  • To support cancer research and clinical trials for Broward patients with a preference for Phase III clinical trials for those suffering from the deadliest and most prevalent cancers. (Phase III Research compares the use of new treatment with the current standard cancer treatment through clinical trials engaging a wide range of participants to ensure the result is valid. Phase III research holds the most promise to impact the lives of Broward’s cancer patients.)
  • Connect cancer patients and their families in need with organizations providing psychological/emotional support.
  • Provide temporary financial assistance as needed to patients and families affected by cancer to ease the financial stress caused by the disease.


Application Start: July 28, 2017
Application Deadline: October 6, 2017
Grants Awarded: December 2017
Grant Range: Up to $100,000

The eligibility criteria:
  • Nonprofits with 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
  • City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • Individuals and not eligible to apply
  • Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good grant standing and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants from the Foundation. A current grantee must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered and eligible to apply.

If you are considering multi-year funding, please view the grant cycles and multi-year bundle information. Please email Angelica Rosas at for more information.

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Click here for a complete list of the 2016-17 grant recipients.

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