Grants & Programs

Annually, the LCF board selects an assortment of Kentucky cancer patient services and cancer research programs to award funding to, through a grant process.

Each spring, non-profits, medical centers and cancer organizations are invited to complete a grant application. The process includes clear guidelines on criteria that must be met and information that must be provided to LCF before funds are granted. The application protocol assures that funding supports the LCF mission and vision.

Any organization that addresses cancer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is invited to apply. The Grant Application can be accessed here – Grant-Application – or by calling the office, 859.388.2620. The deadline has been extended to August 31, 2017.

Please submit grants in hard copy format to: 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.

A grants committee reviews each submitted grant during the months of October and November. Additionally, all research grants are reviewed by the LCF’s Medical Advisory Board. A written report is provided to LCF by the board.

The grants committee presents funding recommendations to the full board for approval. Grant acceptance and decline letters will be sent as soon as the board approval is made. Our office will contact you as soon as we make our decision, please do not call the office inquiring about your submitted grant.

Within the first eight years of awarding grants, LCF awarded and pledged over 8 million for cancer research, education and care in Kentucky. Funding has benefited patients of breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, pediatric cancer and much more. Grant awards support several types of projects, including cancer patient transportation to medical centers, cancer prevention programs, free prostate screenings, Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions for patients, summer camp experience for children battling cancer and much more.

LCF awarded more than $270,000 at its Eighth Annual Grant Awards Ceremony Luncheon on November 26, 2012 at The Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort. First Lady Beshear and Dr. Marc Randall of the Markey Cancer Center, spoke on cancer in Kentucky. Fourteen organizations were honored at the ceremony including; The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, the Testicular Cancer Society, UK HeathCare, and Horses and Hope.