Grant Process

The Lexington Cancer Foundation Grant Process

  • The Foundation accepts grant requests from qualifying cancer organizations through July of each calendar year.
  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2017 ** Extended Deadline
  • Qualifying cancer organizations include organizations that address cancer in Kentucky.
  • The Foundation funds grants throughout Kentucky, not only Central Kentucky.
  • Applicants complete the grant application, please see Grants & Programs home page to access the Grant Application
  • The grants committee reviews each submitted grant during the months of September and October.
  • The Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board reviews all research grants submitted during this time. A written report is provided to the Foundation by the Board.
  • The grants committee presents the funding recommendations to the full board for approval.
  • Grant acceptance and decline letters are sent by the end of November.
  • Grant recipients are required to accept their check at the Foundation’s November full board meeting.

The Lexington Cancer Foundation Considers Grant Applications that:

  • Enhance awareness and education regarding cancer diseases, symptoms, conditions and treatment options.
  • Provide physical, psychological, or emotional support to people with cancer.
  • Allow easier, less expensive access to cancer treatment and care.
  • Advance medical science in the areas of cancer research and care.
  • Improve the quality of life for Kentuckians with cancer.