COMMUNITY PARTNER GRANTS

Each year Tower awards grants to other non-profit organizations providing vital support to those in need throughout the Southern California cancer community. Through this grant program, Tower is able to extend the reach of their patient support programs to include childhood cancer survivors, low-income patients, and underserved young adults.

2018 GRANTEES

Camp Kesem for Kids Impacted by Cancer

Camp Kesem Grant: $25,000

Division of Comfort and Palliative Care

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Grant: $50,000

Retreats for Women Cancer Survivors

Healing Odyssey Grant: $5,000

Grief Support Services and Education

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Grant: $20,000

: California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center

Food and Nutrition Services For LA Residents with Cancer

Project Angel Food Grant: $30,000

: California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center

Interactive Decision-making Tool For A Cancer Diagnosis

Triage Cancer Grant: $25,000

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT)

UCLA Foundation Grant: $64,171

2017 GRANTEES

Division of Comfort and Palliative Care

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Grant: $50,000

Breast Cancer Navigation Program

Olive View-UCLA Education and Research Institute Grant: $50,000

UCLA Daltrey Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA Grant: $50,000

: California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center

Resilience Enhancement Program

CSULB / Cedars-Sinai SOCCI / CSCBC Grant: $50,000

: California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center

Food and Nutrition Services For LA Residents with Cancer

Project Angel Food Grant: $33,000

2016 GRANTEES

Right to Health Project Medical Legal Partnership

Bet Tzedek Legal Services Grant: $35,000

Pediatric Comfort and Palliative Care Partnership Program

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Grant: $75,000

Free Food and Nutrition For LA Residents with Cancer

Project Angel Food Grant: $50,000

Tower Cancer Resource Office at the Historic Wellness Center

USC Norris/LA County Hospital Grant: $200,000 over 3 years

Mentorship Program for Kids Impacted by Cancer

Walk With Sally Grant: $50,000

2015 GRANTEES

¡Adelante! Exercise Class for Cancer Survivors

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Grant: $25,000  

Adolescent and Young Adult Outreach Initiative

UCLA Simms-Mann Center for Integrative Oncology Grant: $50,000

Education/School Re-Intergration Program

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Grant: $25,000  

Improving Physical Activity After Cancer Treatment

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Grant: $50,000

School Re-Entry and Transition Services Program

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) Grant: $50,000

Cancer Survivorship Navigation and Legal Resources

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) Grant: $25,000

Camp Kesem for Kids Impacted by Cancer

UCLA/UC Santa Barbara Grant: $25,000

DONOR DIRECTED COMMUNITY PROGRAM

Ronnie Lippin Cancer Support and Navigation Program

at USC Norris and LA+USC County medical system

In memory of beloved wife and mother Ronnie, the Lippin family has partnered with Tower to launch the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Support and Navigation Program at USC Norris and LA+USC County medical system. The program provides one-one-one guidance and assistance to diverse low-income patients in the East Los Angeles area, which has the highest density of late-stage cancers in the county. The principal function of the navigator is to eliminate any and all barriers to timely screening, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care for each individual.

MAGNOLIA HOUSE COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Magnolia House is partnering with Olive View-UCLA Medical Center to bring support programming to the cancer community in Sylmar, CA. Beginning February 2017, a weekly Yoga class will be offered to cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

Magnolia House is partnering with the LA LGBT Center to bring support programming to the senior LGBT cancer community.  Beginning November 2015, a 6-week educational nutrition and cooking demonstration series and weekly Mudwalking class will be offered to survivors at the LA LGBT Center in Los Angeles.