Women's Breast Health Fund

The Women’s Breast Health Fund is a field of interest fund that provides support for holistic breast cancer care for women and their loved ones throughout the region served by the Community Foundation (Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties). The Fund’s mission covers the entire breast cancer continuum from diagnosis through follow up care throughout the life of the survivor with this focus: to make life better for women and their loved ones who are facing this disease.

Spring 2023 Grant Opportunity

The Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF) uses a two-stage grantmaking process. Qualifying nonprofit organizations interested in competing for a grant must complete the Brief Proposal form online by February 6, 2023. Organizations will be notified by February 17, 2023 if they have been selected to move forward in the process and submit a Full Proposal.

Although the Women’s Breast Health Fund has as its mission funding work aimed at making the lives of survivors and their families better throughout the breast cancer continuum, particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to: patient navigation, the role and support of the caregiver, education and communication tools for both survivors and caregivers, support of the healthcare team, needs of long term survivors, exercise and wellness programs, workplace education, telemedicine, sexuality and spirituality.

While the WBHF does not fund laboratory research or drug trials, applications centered on community-based participatory research are accepted. The Fund will also consider support for capital projects with an imminent start date and deemed clearly relevant to the mission of the WBHF

Note: Priority consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate collaboration with other breast cancer organizations and programs within the five county region.

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Contact Kim Rogers, Program Officer for the WBHF, with any questions concerning your application.

Dedicated to making life better for those who are impacted by breast cancer

The Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF) is a permanent endowment of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham which was established in 2009 by a group of anonymous donors. The WBHF will fulfill the donors’ wishes today and forever.

The WBHF is dedicated to making life better for women who are facing breast cancer, their loved ones and the healthcare professionals who care for breast cancer survivors. This mission extends across the continuum of breast cancer care, from the time of diagnosis through follow-up care and every subsequent stage of life.

The WBHF has provided grants to nonprofits in the Greater Birmingham area since 2010. These collaborative efforts led to the Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative (BCSRI), which is now branded Forge Breast Cancer Survivorship Center. Forge is an unprecedented collaboration of all 5 major healthcare systems in Birmingham, and launched client services in 2016. Forge assists survivors and co-survivors in taking an active role in their journey with breast cancer by offering support, knowledge, strength and direction. Through Forge all those touched by breast cancer can bond with others to Forge a new future.

WBHF History