Metastatic Breast Cancer Grants Program: Identify - Amplify - Unify

Pfizer and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade have again partnered to renew the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Grants Program. This initiative supports organizations providing critical information and services to women and men living with metastatic breast cancer, while helping them navigate the medical and emotional challenges associated with their disease. In 2016, the MBC Grants Program will award up to $1 million in grants to advocacy, academic and other not-for-profit organizations who serve the MBC community. This new round of funding will continue to 'put into action' recommendations from recent expert panels and studies on quality of life issues by identifying the needs of MBC patients, amplifying awareness and resources, and unifying to support the MBC community.

Goals: The goals of the program are to generate meaningful conversation and action in support of women and men living with MBC. The program will educate the general public about what it means to live with metastatic disease and aim to drive progress in the way we serve the MBC community.

  • Improve the quality of life for women and men living with metastatic breast cancer
  • Address gaps in services and information for the metastatic community
  • Reduce barriers to care, information and services for underserved metastatic patients

Eligibility Requirements: Application is open to not-for-profit organizations located in and operating programs in the United States that focus on issues faced by the MBC community.

Funding Levels: Applicants may request funding up to $100,000, with the average grant anticipated to be $25,000.

Grant Term: Grant terms of 12 months will start January 1, 2017.

Application Process and Deadlines: Application to the program is a 2-stage process:

  • Stage 1: Letter-of-intent (LOI) – Open to all qualified not-for-profit organizations working in the metastatic breast cancer field that meet the general eligibility requirements outlined in the RFA.
  • Stage 2: Full proposal – by invitation only based on the review of your LOI submission.
LOI Due Date LOI Decisions / Invitations for Full Proposals** Invited Full Proposals Due Date Funding Decisions Rendered
April 15, 2016* May 31, 2016 July 8, 2016* By October 31, 2016

*Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on the dates indicated.
**Please note: only a small subset of LOI submissions will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade uses a paperless application and grants management system. Application to this fund is a two-stage process requiring all applicants to first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Following LOI review, a small subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. The Letter of Intent Form can be accessed by following the link at the bottom of this section. Clicking the link will bring you to the login page for a new LOI Form. Here you will either create a new account (if you have not previously used the system) or use your existing credentials to login.

If you are creating a new account, it is imperative that you use your functional and monitored e-mail address as your user ID, as this is the e-mail address the system will use to communicate with you about your application.


Please review the RFA in its entirety before starting an application

2015 MBC Grants Program Executive Summary

2016 MBC Grants Program RFA

MBC Program E-Application Tutorial


2016 MBC Program Letter of Intent Link (Clicking this link will start a NEW letter of intent form)

Application Management Account (Clicking this link take you to the log-in for your grants management account where you can see applications previously started and saved or submitted)



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