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Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund

Breast cancer can be expensive. We're here to help.

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Breast cancer can be very expensive, especially for those with limited incomes. The COVID-19 health crisis has created increased financial hardship for many people, including those with breast cancer. Living Beyond Breast Cancer has expanded our financial assistance program to serve the national breast cancer community through one-time grants meant to help decrease financial burden.

We appreciate your interest in the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund. The availability of grants varies according to funding and the number of applications received.

At this time, we are not able to accept new applications. The grant has opened and closed for the month of March 2023.

  1. The application will open on: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Eastern Time Zone (ET).  For your reference, additional program information and eligibility requirements are below.

The application is 100% online. (IT IS NOT PRINTABLE. IT IS NOT VIEWABLE AT THIS TIME). We recommend applying on a computer or tablet; cell phone is NOT recommended. Once we reach our maximum, the grant will be closed.

  •  Remember to REFRESH your screen at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.
  •  Once we reach our maximum, the grant will be closed.

Grant specifications

  • The grant can be used for living expenses ONLY: rent, mortgage, car payment, car insurance, phone, internet, cable, electric, gas, & heating oil. Grants cannot be used to cover medical expenses, personal loans, or credit cards.
    • No funds are given directly to the applicant.
    • Please do not send any bills or other documents until approved and/or requested.
    • Grant funds are paid directly to vendors/billers (EX: Mortgage Lender, Electric Company, etc.)
  • Grants range from $500 - $1,250 based on individual circumstances and as funding allows.
  • This is a one-time grant and can only be awarded to people who have not received a financial assistance grant from LBBC in the past.
  • Email is the primary way in which we communicate. It is your responsibility to check your email folders (including junk, spam, etc.)
  • Once approved for the grant, you have 30 days from when you applied to submit your billing documents. No response/communication can result in the grant being deactivated. You will not be able to reapply.
  • This is not an emergency fund. We make every effort to process applications within 6-8 weeks of submission.

This is a 2-step process

    1. The person applying must complete the application. At this time, we are NOT accepting new applications. The application will open on: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 12:00p.m. (Noon) Eastern Time Zone (ET).
      •  Remember to REFRESH your screen at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Eastern Time Zone.
    2. A member of your healthcare team must complete the Healthcare Provider Verification Form. ​This form is always open and can ONLY be completed by a member of your healthcare team.

The Healthcare Provider Verification Form can ONLY be completed by a member of your healthcare team (your social worker, nurse navigator, doctor, etc.), and can be completed NOW. A nurse navigator, social worker, or another member of your cancer care team must confirm your breast cancer diagnosis by completing the Healthcare Provider Verification Form. Please ask your healthcare provider to complete this Healthcare Provider Verification Form before or once you have submitted your application. A delay in receiving the verification form may affect the application review timeline. We encourage you to request it be completed as early as possible.


Eligibility guidelines

Please be sure to review all of the guidelines as some have recently changed.

  • Applicants must not have received a previous grant through the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund.
  • Applicants with early-stage breast cancer (stage 0/DCIS, I, II, or III) must have been diagnosed within the past 12 months from the date of grant application and have an active treatment plan that includes surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy only), chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, and/or immunotherapy.
    • PLEASE NOTE: LBBC cannot consider applicants receiving only long-term hormonal therapy, such as tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors, for a grant.
  • Applicants with metastatic breast cancer (stage IV) can apply regardless of their date of diagnosis or treatment plan. LBBC defines metastatic breast cancer as breast cancer that has traveled away from the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body, such as the bones, lungs, liver, or brain.
  • Applicants must be experiencing financial need due to breast cancer treatment. Applicants may apply for a grant if their household income is under 400% of the U.S. Federal Poverty Level. Priority for grant approval will be extended to those individuals demonstrating the highest level of financial need. If you would like to determine whether your household is at 400% or less of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you can use the NeedyMeds FPL calculator (do not use commas when entering your income).
  • Applicants must live within one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

Additional resources

A resource for people living with metastatic breast cancer is Infinite Strength at or 203-812-0549. Infinite Strength provides six months of financial support to underrepresented/underserved single mothers living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage IV) in order for them to have a better quality of life. Qualified applicants must be single mothers who have children under the age of 18 living with them (whom they are financially responsible for) and they must be 200% of the federal poverty level. Please contact Infinite Strength directly to learn more.

For more resources, visit our Breast Cancer Resources and Financial assistance pages.


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Thank you

The Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund is made possible by generous contributions of individual, foundation and corporate donors. We especially want to recognize the extraordinary generosity of:

Additional supporters:


LBBC is grateful to all the individuals and companies who contribute to the LBBC Fund.

* The Orsher Family’s contributions have allowed us to continue to expand the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund across the country to support people living in rural, suburban, and urban America.

** Forward4Tobi allows us to support women living with metastatic breast cancer and their families so that they can focus on their health.