Micro-Grant Program

BCCRF Advocacy and Research Micro-grants Program

Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund (BCCRF) is proud to support community advocates and breast cancer researchers through our new micro-grants program. These awards are given to nonprofit organizations and nonprofit institutions for innovative short-term projects. The purpose of this program is to stimulate community action and engage researchers while broadening the audience for BCCRF’s work. The micro-grants projects are designed and implemented by the community/researchers themselves. The micro-grants may also be used to supplement a current effort.

BCCRF will award micro-grants of up to $1000 to non-profit organizations/institutions that successfully address one of the two strategic areas in the breast cancer arena listed below:

  1. Breast Cancer Education or Prevention: Funds can be used for the following:
    • The creation of a project that supports breast cancer education or prevention such as webinars, virtual meetings, in person events etc.
    • The creation, translation or printing of project specific materials such as flyers, brochures, e-blasts etc.
    • Costs associated with conducting research (focus groups, interviews, surveys, consultants, study supplies, etc.)
    • Publication fees (manuscripts, posters, etc.)
    • Other related activities
  2. Access To Breast Cancer Care: Funds can be used for the following:
    • Projects that provide patient education services (library support, supportive care, etc.)
    • Projects that provide patient transportation services (rides to doctor appointments, conferences, follow-up care, etc.)
    • Other related activities

2022 Schedule – Micro-grants are awarded annually

At this time, micro-grants are only available for non-profits or institutions in the United States.

  • January 10, 2022 – Applications available
  • March 11, 2022 – Applications due — Applications are closed for 2022
  • April 15, 2022 – Applications awarded
  • November 2022 – BCCRF follow up with Award recipients
  • April 2023 – Recipients to report back with results of funding

Download an application

The BCCRF micro-grants advisory council will review all applications and utilize a matrix judging scale. Applications and scores are presented to the council for discussion. Decisions are made as a council on what to fund. Only complete applications will be considered. Submission of an application is not a guarantee for funding and it is possible that no applications are awarded funding.