Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund
Thank you for your interest in the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund grant program. Due to the high volume of requests received, we are not currently able to accept new applications. Please check this page regularly for updates. For reference, details about the program and eligibility requirements are below.
We encourage you to visit our COVID-19 Resource Page to learn about other financial assistance opportunities.
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. In addition to medical costs, there are many other expenses that can increase financial stress.
Grants can be used for living expenses such as mortgage, rent, utilities, and transportation. Grants range from $500 - $1,000 depending on the applicant’s circumstances and as funding allows. Please note that grants cannot be used to cover medical expenses. Grant funds are paid directly to vendors. No funds are given directly to the applicant. This is not an emergency fund, and we make every effort to process applications within 4-6 weeks of submission.
Applicants must have their social worker, nurse navigator, or other healthcare provider confirm their breast cancer diagnosis through the Healthcare Provider Verification Form. Healthcare providers are asked to complete this form on their patient's behalf within the designated timeframe.
To ensure we reach as many individuals as possible, grants are only available to people who have not previously received funding through Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Applicants must also:
- Be in active treatment for early stage breast cancer or living with metastatic breast cancer. 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, to be active treatment. For applicants with early stage breast cancer, preference is given to those diagnosed within the past 12 months, but consideration will also be given to those diagnosed up to 18 months ago. You will be asked to provide your healthcare provider’s contact information for verification of your breast cancer diagnosis.
- Be experiencing financial need due to breast cancer treatment. You may apply for a grant if your income is up to $75,000 for an individual or up to $150,000 for a couple (based on the US Government’s Spring 2020 stimulus payment guidelines). Priority for grant approval will be extended to those individuals demonstrating the highest level of financial need. The size of the household will also be considered. You will be asked to provide a personal statement explaining how breast cancer and COVID-19 have impacted you and your family.
- Live within one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
Please visit our COVID-19 Resource Page to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer and tips for coping.
Donate to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund to help us support even more people affected by breast cancer.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Support Services Coordinator
855-807-6386, press #2
Thank you to our generous COVID-19 Response corporate sponsors and partners
National Fund Sponsors:
Eisai USA Foundation
The Paula A. Seidman Fund/Alan Saltiel
All individuals who contributed to the LBBC Fund
Cis B. Golder Family and Friends
Nancy Ann Ranken Moffitt in honor of Brannon R. Claytor, M.D.
Sweet Jane’s Wish Fund of the Chester County Community Foundation
WW Smith Charitable Trust