Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Avon Foundation solicits applications for the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund (AFBCF) grants. The AFBCF plans to award at least one grant in every state and two grants in every state where there is an Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

The AFBCF awards grants to community-based programs and/or health-care agencies (e.g. community health centers, cancer centers, and women's health centers) that provide medically underserved women aged 40 and older, including women aged 65 and older, with direct access to breast cancer education, annual clinical screening services, and prompt follow-up care. The fund supports nonmedical expenses incurred by breast cancer screening programs for the recruitment of underserved women to low-cost or free medical services. The AFBCF seeks to support programs that recruit women for both first time screening and annual screening, develop partnerships between community-based outreach providers and local medical providers, work with health care providers to ensure proper clinical follow-up of abnormal screening results, and educate older women about Medicare coverage of annual screening mammograms and assist them in obtaining the service from providers who accept Medicare. AFBCF funds should not be used to supplant existing funded services. Therefore, applicants are expected to recruit new women (at least 15 percent) annually into screening.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed program including 1) the plan for recruiting medically underserved women, 2) potential partnering community-based outreach providers and local medical providers, and 3) the educational strategy.


The majority of the grants will range from $30,000 to $60,000 per year, with most grants averaging $45,000 per year.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

August 28, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at