The Grant Process

The Foundation accepts grant requests from qualifying cancer organizations through June of each calendar year. The date for 2024 is September 30.

  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2024
  • 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 grant committee reviews each submitted grant application during the months of September and October.
  • The Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board reviews all research grant applications submitted during this time. A written report is provided to the Foundation by the Board.
  • The grant committee presents the funding recommendations to the full board for approval.
  • Grant acceptance and decline letters are sent during the month of November.
  • Grant recipients are required to accept their check at the Foundation’s Grant AwardsCeremony, usually held in November.

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.