Every year, TCRF funds multiple Community Partner Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations that are providing cancer support services to the Southern California community, expanding our investments in Survivorship Support.
Learn more about how to apply for our Community Partner GrantsGrant Application
Breast Cancer Angels
The mission of Breast Cancer Angels is to provide financial security for people undergoing breast cancer treatment so that they may focus on healing. They have a vision that no one will ever have to choose between paying for treatment or getting groceries for their family, and we take the steps to make sure they don’t have to.
A grant from TCRF will go to support Breast Cancer Angel’s One Family at a Time (OFT) program, which focuses on providing financial assistance for breast cancer patients throughout Southern California to prevent financial toxicity, poverty, and homelessness due to medical debt. OFT provides basic necessities such as housing assistance, utility assistance, grocery and transportation assistance to ensure patients can focus on treatment. Funding requested from the foundation is allocated directly to One Family at a Time’s program participants to provide urgent and timely financial assistance.Partner website
The mission of Bumblebbee is to inspire hope and faith by providing support to the overall well-being of pediatric cancer families. Established in 2011, the Bumblebee Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 that was founded in memory of Jarren Donatini, who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) at the age of three.
During his 18 month battle with cancer Jarren touched the lives of many and showed others about the meaning of true love, faith, and courage. His parents immediately knew they were called to start an organization that would offer this same attitude of love and support for all families suffering from pediatric cancer.
A grant from TCRF will support a program central to BumbleBee’s mission: the patient aid program. BumbleBee Foundation’s Patient Aid program is designed to assist pediatric cancer families through direct financial support. Families of a child undergoing cancer treatment may require financial assistance for basic needs such as mortgage or rent, utilities and groceries. Additional assistance may come in the form of sibling care, transportation needs, and medical bill coverage. Even with insurance plans intact, pediatric cancer parents are required to pay more in co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance. In worst case scenarios, BumbleBee also provides assistance with funeral/memorial costs.Partner website
The mission of Cancer Kinship is to empower cancer patients to confidently face the disease through peer mentorship, individualized and group support, survivor education and socialization provided by caring and compassionate volunteers and staff.
This TCRF Grant will go towards improving Cancer Kinship’s organization and programmatic infrastructure to support growth of their Community Resource Navigation program. Through collaborations with local community partners, Cancer Kinship’s Community Resource Navigation program helps cancer patients and survivors navigate complex health and human services systems and receive critical services such as food, transportation, medical insurance, medical care, rental assistance, mental health services, and more.Partner website
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a program of the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), a 501C-3 non-profit, public interest advocacy organization that champions the civil rights of people with disabilities as well as those affected by cancer and other serious illness. DRLC’s Cancer Legal Resource Center provides information through its national telephone assistance line, outreach programs and community activities to educate and to support cancer patients, their families, healthcare professionals and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave and estate planning. For a person with a cancer diagnosis, these issues often result in worry and confusion, which can be overwhelming. When left unaddressed, patients may survive treatment to find their homes, jobs or insurance coverage gone. When information is readily and easily accessible, quality outcomes for patient survivorship improve as stress and anxiety decrease.
A grant from TCRF will support the creation of the 2022 Empower Hour Webinar Series. This four- part educational webinar series will focus on providing legal information and resources to low-income, underserved individuals affected by cancer throughout Southern California and across the U.S.Partner website
Healing Odyssey is a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to empower women cancer survivors to be strong, hopeful and courageous through innovative and active education and support programs.
A grant from TCRF will help to keep Healing Odyssey’s retreat fees affordable to everyone. Healing Odyssey’s three-day retreat takes traditional discussion therapy techniques addressing the trauma of cancer, makes them active and participatory, and adds physical challenges to be met and mastered. Together, these elements offer a transformative experience that helps move those that participate back into their own lives –empowered, renewed, and supported by a community of fellow survivors who understandPartner website
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center
The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.
Cancer accounts for three of the top ten leading causes of death for men and women in Los Angeles County, which correlates with increased rates of childhood bereavement related to cancer and adversity resulting from having a parent die.
A grant from TCRF will support the expansion of Our House’s free grief support groups at schools and community centers to support grieving Latinx children, teens, and families.Partner website
Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.
A grant from TCRF will go to support Project Angel Food’s home-delivered meal and nutrition services program, which helps keep our cancer clients nourished, helps improve medication adherence, and reduces food insecurity. Funds will contribute directly to the annual preparation of 115,000 meals to 360 Los Angeles County residents disabled by cancer, including weekly distribution of meals to the homes of our critically ill clients and nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian.Partner website
Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on the legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.
The TCRF grant to triage will support a program helping young adults and adolescents diagnosed with cancer (AYAs), and their caregivers, who live in medically underserved Southern California communities access quality, affordable health care, while pursuing life goals like maintaining employment, managing finances, or preserving fertility. Triage Cancer is proposing a four-part program: (1) providing Navigation services to a minimum of 50 AYAs with cancer, their caregivers, and health care professionals in Southern California; (2) hosting an educational webinar on the practical and legal issues that often arise after a cancer diagnosis, and are unique to AYAs and their caregivers; (3) distributing at least 100 copies of the Practical Guide to Cancer Rights Law for Young Adults and 100 copies of the Practical Guide to Cancer Rights Law for Caregivers to individuals throughout Southern California; (4) conducting strategic outreach to Black, Spanish-speaking, AYA, and low-income populations and their health care providers to make them aware of our free services.Partner website
Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation
The VACF’s mission is dedicated to preventing cancer, improving patient’s quality of life, and saving lives through education, research, advocacy, and service in the community.
A grant from TCRF will go toward’s Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation (VACF)’s Cancer Navigation and Survivorship program, which aims to address the unmet needs of logistical, informational, emotional and psychosocial support in Vietnamese American cancer patients/survivors and co-survivors who face barriers of cultural stigma about cancer, and lack of awareness and support on different aspects of cancer survivorship. Cancer Navigation and Survivorship program is an innovative cancer support program providing linguistically and culturally appropriate community outreach, group and/or one-on-one education, individualized patient navigation, peer-to-peer cancer support (one-on-one and/or group) and a variety of other enabling services such as crisis counseling, care coordination, language assistance, technology support, weekly food pantry, linkage to transportation and financial support, etc.Partner website
Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project
Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project’s mission is to support breast cancer survivors, to offer crisis intervention in the healing process, to educate women and families on breast health, and to actively participate in effective change as it relates to health and racial disparities.
This grant from TCRF will go to support Women of Color’s Survivor to Thriver Wellness Warrior Project, a comprehensive approach to total mind & body wellness for at risk women and survivors of breast cancer. The project focuses on three core areas of women’s wellness: 1) Breast Health and Early Detection Knowledge 2) Nutrition Education and 3) Fitness Training. Each component has been designed to help individuals and families experience a better quality of life, minimize the risk factors for developing breast cancer or experiencing a recurrence and enhance the survivorship care plan.Partner website
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Our Community Partnerships align with the challenges faced by patients, survivors, and the whole cancer community.