Provides grants for people ages 16-36 who are diagnosed with a rare cancer. Covers a wide range of needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, rent, utilities, car and health insurance premiums, IVF treatments, integrative therapies, travel expenses, and medical hair pieces. Grants range from $500-$1,500, and applications should be completed by an oncology social worker, doctor’s office, or patient navigator. Application window is June – July (about a three week period), and awards are granted in August. Check the website for their guidelines before contacting the foundation.
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Has online searchable resource database where you can search for numerous types of assistance (financial help, support groups, screenings, etc.). Offers Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States that provide cancer patients and their caregivers. Offers transportation support through its volunteer program, Road to Recovery, to help patients get to and from treatment.
Empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events. Resources include resume review services, micro-grant programs to assist with education, and a database of other support groups.
Provides hope and inspiration to low-income, high achieving cancer survivors through the granting of need-based college scholarships and by providing professional mentor services. Scholarship application period is November 1 – January 31 each year. Scholarships are announced on or before July 1.
The National Cancer Institute is the principal US federal government agency focused on cancer research. The site provides information on all cancer types, treatment options, current research, clinical trials and future strategies.
Provides resources for cancer survivors related to follow up cancer surveillance, advocating for yourself following treatment for cancer, how to talk to your doctor, as well as many other topics.
Provides need-based financial support to young adult cancer survivors who are pursuing higher education throughout their treatment and beyond. Offers a General Scholarship Program supporting young adult cancer survivors and current patient between the ages 18-35 and a Legacy Scholarship Program open to young adults, aged 18-35, who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. Applicants for both programs must be enrolled or enrolling in an accredited college, university or vocational institution in pursuit of an associate, bachelor, master’s, doctorate or certificate as of the fall of the application cycle. Applications are accepted in March.
Delivers nutritious free meals to people in metro Denver area or Colorado Springs coping with life-threatening illness who have documented difficulty preparing or accessing healthy meals due to illness treatment.