Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and Bringing Hope Home (BHH) have partnered together since 2010 to provide the Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant, a financial assistance program offering one-time support to women and men newly diagnosed with breast cancer and those living with metastatic breast cancer. Grants provided have assisted families with basic household necessities, such as rent, mortgage, and household utility bills. During the partnership, the two organizations have financially and emotionally helped over 1,775 families and individuals, with grants totaling over $1.4 million. The partnership allowed both organizations to reach more people and impact more lives. Both organizations celebrate our accomplishments and the lives that they have impacted.

 

In March of 2019, both organizations announced the end of this partnership. Moving forward, each organization will focus on offering these grants separately.  This change was necessary as both organizations continue to grow and now extend their reaches outside the greater Philadelphia area. April 2019 will be the last Cis B. Golder application funding month and Monday, April 1, 2019 will be the last date we will jointly accept new Cis B. Golder applications. Each organization will continue to provide funds to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer separately after that date. 

It’s your generosity and kind words that really got me through this. I was at the point where my choices were food or rent. Then there you were. Words aren’t enough. You were the light in my darkest hour. THANK YOU!

This grant may be used for the following types of expenses:

  • Rent, mortgage or utilities
  • Upon consideration:
    • Groceries, child care, personal care or needs, and respite care
    • Wellness promotion services, like nutrition management, physical fitness and physical therapy 

Grant funds, if awarded, are paid directly to services or vendors. No grant money is given directly to the applicant. The average grant provided is $750 per person. This is not an emergency fund. Grants are generally processed within 8 weeks of submission.

Eligibility for the GrantTo ensure we reach as many individuals as possible, we will award grants one-time only to those in need.In order to receive a grant, you must be:

  • Diagnosed with breast cancer (priority will be given to those in active treatment* or living with metastatic breast cancer)
     
  • A resident of the Greater Philadelphia region (In Pennsylvania: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties; In New Jersey: Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties)

*Living Beyond Breast Cancer defines active treatment as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and targeted therapies. We do not consider long-term hormonal therapies such as tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors active treatment.

Further InformationLiving Beyond Breast Cancer plans to reopen our financial assistance program by September 2019. For more information about the Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s financial assistance program, contact Melissa Hamilton mhamilton@lbbc.org.

About Cis B. GolderCis Golder served as a dedicated volunteer for Living Beyond Breast Cancer for more than a decade. She was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer three times. Despite the toll breast cancer took on her life, Cis remained positive and passionate about helping others. She especially cared about families without the means to get the help they need during and after breast cancer treatment. When Cis passed away in May 2006, her family, friends, and LBBC created the grant program to carry on her legacy.

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The TuTu Project of The Carey Foundation has provided a generous donation that will aid in expanding our grant program to cities across the country. To learn more about The Carey Foundation visit careyfoundation.org.