Thanks to the continuing support of Floridians purchasing the “End Breast Cancer” specialty license plate and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation’s (FBCF) network of breast cancer supporters, survivors, and activists fighting to end the suffering caused by breast cancer, we have invested over $10 million in dedicated funding for breast cancer education and research programs in the state of Florida.
Each year, FBCF releases funding to provide Education Grants for nonprofit community-based organizations in the state of Florida. Ensuring Floridians receive breast health education is one of the fundamental pillars of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation's mission. ALL women and men should have access to information that will empower them to be advocates for their own health by providing the tools necessary to assess their individual risk and ability to recognize early signs and symptoms of breast cancer, regardless of income or where they live. Grants are awarded in support of innovative education programs throughout Florida that aim to reach populations who would not otherwise have access to this potentially lifesaving information.
THE 2023 APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED
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2023 Priority Areas: (Must choose at least one priority area):
1. Educate women and men in the areas where they need to become proactive advocates for their own breast health through one on one, small group or virtual technology Educational Workshops (i.e. pre-diagnosis, urgency after diagnosis, types of chemo, types of surgery, etc.)
2. Provide education to breast cancer survivors, their families, and advocates on life after or with cancer, including the “transition phase” from active treatment to survivorship.
3. Provide education on breast health to young women and men with a focus on middle school, high school, and college ages.
4. Create and provide a method of education on late stage breast cancer diagnosis that will help reduce the percentage of these diagnoses in the areas that exceed the state of Florida average.
The FBCF is currently offering education grants for Florida organizations: Up to $5,000.00 for projects in a single county and up to $10,000.00 for projects provided in multiple counties that focus on education in one on one, small group settings or virtual technology to reach as many people as possible. Grants are available for projects that take place over a 12-month period.
The FBCF requires each grantee to conduct a minimum of two educational sessions during the grant period and we encourage each grantee to provide or connect with a partner(s) organization(s) to deliver education specific to a variety of support resources as defined below.
• Mammograms and other screening services
• Diagnostic testing
• Medical treatments
• Financial assistance
• Emotional support for patients, their families, caregivers, and survivors
• Transportation services
• Home care services
• Child care services
• Nutritional guidance
• Complementary therapies (e.g. yoga, acupuncture, massage, etc.
• Prostheses, wigs, lymphedema sleeve, etc.
• Breast cancer navigation services
THE 2023 APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED
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Funding is not available for screening, diagnostics, treatment programs, one-time events, conferences, symposiums, seminars, webinars, and participation as an exhibitor or attendance at health fairs.
All requests for education funding should be directed to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation Education Committee.
EDUCATION GRANT AWARDS CURRENTLY BEING FUNDED
- Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida: “Women SHINE Project”
- Miami- Dade Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MDAHEC): “Hands on Health: Breast Cancer Education Program
- Big Bend Rural Health Network: “We Are One"
- Moffit Cancer Center: “Moffit Cancer Center Education & Outreach Program”
- North Broward Hospital District d/b/a Broward Health : “BC-STEP: Breast Cancer Survivor Transition and Education Program”
- Health Education Prevention & Promotion (HEPP): “Faith Based Breast Cancer Outreach”
- Orlando Health Cancer Institute: “Community Based Education on Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for Underserved Populations in Central Florida”
- Watson Clinic Foundation: “Breast Cancer Survivorship Series”
- Sharsheret: The Jewish Breast and Ovarian Cancer Community: “Sharsheret's Florida Community Education Initiative”
- Community Health Center of West Palm Beach Inc.: “Community Health Worker/Patient Navigator”
- Community Life Support Inc.: “Community Breast Health Education”
To learn more about the current grants being funded, click here.