Request for Applications: Rapid-Response to Address the Impact of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Patients 
A Funding Opportunity for Florida Nonprofits

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The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) is proud to announce our COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, a rapid response funding opportunity for nonprofits through our Direct Service program. This is an additional grant opportunity to provide funding for living expenses to Floridians in active treatment for breast cancer and impacted by the far-reaching effects of COVID-19. FBCF’s annual Direct Service granting opportunities are scheduled to be announced for application this fall.

As we continue to face a worldwide health crisis and deal with one of this country’s most uncertain times in history, we here at FBCF see an even greater need to expand our funding to help those of you who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. We know the effects are many, and we are committed to always finding ways to support you and every member of our breast cancer community.

Just as everyone should have access to quality healthcare and potentially life-saving information, screenings, and treatments regardless of income; patients undergoing treatment should not have to worry about how they will pay for electricity for their homes, food for their families, or child care, among other necessities. Our goal is to help as many people as we can through our COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund so breast cancer patients can focus on recovery and getting healthy again.    

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, along with those who generously support us with their talent, time, and resources, is working harder than ever to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in Florida. Thanks to the continuing support of Floridians purchasing the “End Breast Cancer” specialty license plate, as well as the ongoing support and efforts of our statewide network of breast cancer supporters, survivors, and advocates, we are able to provide this special emergency funding opportunity in addition to our Direct Service grants to be released in October.  



This RFA invites applications from any Florida-based 501 (c)(3) organization providing direct service support to breast cancer patients in active treatment. Special emphasis shall be placed on currently funded organizations under the Direct Services program.

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation anticipates awarding up to ten (10) awards of up to $5,000 each, dependent on quality of applications received and budget availability.

Only Florida non-profit community-based organizations that are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and Florida governmental entities are eligible to apply for funding, e.g., Florida tax-exempt non-profit organizations, Florida tax-exempt educational institutions, Florida governmental agencies, and Indian tribes within the State of Florida. US citizenship or residency is not required. Applications must be submitted in English.

• Services provided can only be for living expenses for Floridians in active treatment for Breast Cancer.
• Individual grants to be given to Floridians are a maximum of $500 per person.

Applications received that are complete and meet compliance with all guidelines will be submitted for review by a panel established through the FBCF Direct Service Committee.


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