Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant

Breast cancer treatment can be very expensive, especially if you have little or no insurance. In addition to your medical expenses, there are many expenses like transportation, loss of income, co-pays and others that can put a stress on you and your household.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer, in partnership with Bringing Hope Home, provides a small one-time quality of life grant to those affected by breast cancer in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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 Grant

To 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. 

Applying for a Cis B. Golder Grant

The Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant consists of a two part application process. Applications must be submitted online by a referring healthcare provider.  Pre-applications may be submitted any day or time of the month for any individual you wish to nominate for assistance. 

Applying for a Cis B. Golder GrantThe Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant consists of a two part application process. Applications must be submitted online by a referring healthcare provider.  Pre-applications may be submitted any day or time of the month for any individual you wish to nominate for assistance. 

Completed main applications are accepted beginning on the first business day of the month starting at 10:00am. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once we recieve the maximum number of applications that can be accommodated for the month, a message will appear on all active applications, notifying you that our main application is closed and you will need to submit the individual's application on the first buisness day of the following month. 

Please click the buttons below download an application organizer and instructions. Healthcare providers accessing the grant for the first time can email grantinfo@lbbc.org to request the password to access the online application.

For Further InformationFor additional questions about eligibility or coverage, please call Living Beyond Breast Cancer at (610) 645-4567 ext. 301 or email us at grantinfo@lbbc.org.

About Cis B. Golder

Cis Golder served as a dedicated volunteer for LBBC 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.

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.