History & Information
It all started when…
In early 2016, Pink Alliance launched a competitive grant initiative for breast health and cancer support grants for programs and initiatives that will support the organization’s mission of providing informative resources and offering medical treatments to those with limited means in the Brazos Valley. Pink Alliance hosts an annual community breast cancer awareness luncheon, Surviving & Thriving, each October which celebrates cancer survivorship and furthers breast cancer awareness efforts. Proceeds from Surviving & Thriving and other Pink Alliance fundraising events serve to fund the organization's annual grant program.
During its first two years, Pink Alliance distributed over $223,000 in grants. During its 2018-19 grant program, Pink Alliance awarded $100,000 in grants to 6 organizations. The grant initiative considers funding requests to support effective, established programs, or to help launch innovative, new programs. Entities eligible to apply for a grant from Pink Alliance include hospitals, medical providers and non-profit organizations providing mammograms, diagnostic services and prostheses/bras to eligible persons. Services considered for grant funding include mammograms, diagnostic mammography services, biopsies, sonograms, MRIs, breast prostheses/bras, and breast health educational initiatives for eligible residents in the Brazos Valley region, which includes Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties.
Pink Alliance does not provide grant funding for individuals; administrative or operating costs; testimonial dinners, fundraising events, or marketing events; political purposes, either directly or indirectly; fraternity or sorority purposes; other grant making entities, for example “pass-through” organizations or companies; coverage of past operating deficits or debts; capital campaigns or endowments; matching grants; or residents/entities outside of the Brazos Valley region.