Grant Program

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.

 
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2018-19 GRANT PROGRAM

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING GRANT APPLICATIONS CLOSED ON APRIL 20, 2018

Pink Alliance is delighted to announce for the third year its Grant Initiative Program to benefit women with limited means in the Brazos Valley through support and programs for breast cancer health.   Over the past year, 600 of these women in the Brazos Valley have received mammograms, including ultrasounds and biopsies for diagnostic services. Additionally, women going through cancer treatment have benefitted from prostheses, compression garments and lymphedema pumps.  Pink Alliance and its partnering support agencies are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of women who need breast cancer screening and support services.

 

Important dates:  

Friday, April 20, 2018 All grant applications due

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Announcement of grant awards

Friday, June 1, 2018 Grant year funding begins

Sunday, June 30, 2019 Grant year ends

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2018-2019 Final Grant Reports due to Pink Alliance

For additional information regarding the Pink Alliance Grant Initiative, contact our grant coordinator and board member,

Sally Dee Wade
 979.777.5116

 

2018-19 GRANT APPLICATION

2018-19 GRANT POLICY

Applications seeking funding up to $30,000 are welcomed for
the 2018-19 cycle.

Pink Alliance serves as the Brazos Valley's advocate for breast health and cancer support by providing reliable, informative resources; inspiring hope through individual and group support; and offering access to medical treatments for those with limited means. 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.

Pink Alliance is accepting applications for breast health and cancer support grants of up to $30,000 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.

The 2018 Pink Alliance Grant initiative will consider funding requests to support effective, established programs, or to help launch innovative, new programs.

Who is eligible for grants?

Entities eligible to apply for a grant from Pink Alliance include hospitals or medical facilities and non-profit organizations providing mammograms, diagnostic services and prostheses/bras to eligible persons.

What services will be considered with the grants?

Pink Alliance will consider grants for 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 grants for

  1. Individuals
  2. Administrative or operating costs
  3. Testimonial dinners, fundraising events, or marketing events
  4. Political purposes, either directly or indirectly
  5. Fraternity or sorority purposes
  6. Other grant making entities, for example "pass-through" organizations or companies
  7. Coverage of past operating deficits or debts
  8. Capital campaigns or endowments
  9. Matching or grants
  10. Residents/entities outside of the Brazos Valley region

What do we need to know to participate?

Timeline

  • Grant Funding Awarded: May 15, 2018 / Funding available no later than June 1, 2018
    Grant period begins June 1, 2018 and concludes June 30, 2019
     
  • Year End Grant Report: July 16, 2019

Printed or e-mailed grant applications will be accepted. (For printed copies, please submit six [6] copies of the application and requested documentation.)

Applications must be complete to be considered.

Email applications to

or mail to

Pink Alliance
P.O. Box 6373
Bryan, Texas 77805

 

How are grant awards determined?

Grant awards will be determined through an annual competitive application, review, and recommendation process conducted by an independent and anonymous grants review committee and with subsequent approval by Pink Alliance Board of Directors. The grants review committee will be comprised of six [6] individuals:

1 Non-voting Pink Alliance Board Member (who serves as the convener, distributes grant review information to committee members)

2 Individuals from College Station (1 female / 1 male)

2 Individuals from Bryan (1 female / 1 male)

1 Individual representing the Brazos Valley at-large

Pink Alliance grants are a matter of public record. 

What are additional funding requirements?

  • Pink Alliance requests that grant recipients publicly acknowledge the services provided through Pink Alliance / Surviving & Thriving funds.
     
  • While respecting patient privacy as required by HIPAA, funding recipients of 2016 Pink Alliance grants will be encouraged to share examples and provide patient stories regarding the impact of Pink Alliance funding.

Grantee agrees to submit a written year-end report summarizing expenditures and the goals the grant has helped to accomplish.

Year-end grant reports to Pink Alliance are due July 16, 2019. All 2018-2019 funds must be expended by June 30, 2019 or returned to Pink Alliance by July 16, 2019.

 

if you have questions concerning this information,
please contact

Pink Alliance Board Member,
Sally Dee Wade

 979.777.5116 
or e-mail

 
 
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Grant Recipients

 


2018-19 Grant Recipients

6 organizations serving the Brazos Valley were awarded grants totaling $100,000

 

2017 Grant Recipients

7 organizations serving the Brazos Valley were awarded grants totaling $129,351

  • CHI St. Joseph Oncology Services  $28,000
    Provide 3 complete kits (L-Dex U400) for the early detection of lymphedema in breast cancer patients. Early detection results in more successful treatment for patients. Grant includes 3 sets of Dualtab electrodes which would service 100 patients.
     
  • Brazos Valley Community Action Agency [dba Health Point]  $15,000
    Screening and diagnostic mammograms for 250 eligible patients.
     
  • The Rose  $11,351
    Provide free or low-cost breast cancer detection screening, follow-up diagnostic care and access to affordable breast cancer treatment via mobile mammogram units.
     
  • Health for All  $30,000
    Provide mammograms, bone density, needle biopsies for eligible patients. Mammograms will be provided for no less than 230 patients.
     
  • Texas A&M Physicians Family Medicine  $30,000
    Provide mobile mammograms for 50 individuals in Robertson, Grimes and Madison counties. Provide an additional 80 mammograms in Bryan/College Station location. Provide up to 29 ultrasounds and 5 biopsies.
     
  • P&H Services  $15,000
    Prosthetics, mastectomy bras and lymphedema supplies.  Funding provided on a reimbursement basis as products are purchased.
 

FINAL IMPACT SUMMARY OF 2017 GRANTS

547 mammograms
13 ultrasounds
2 biopsies 


2016 Grant Recipients

4 organizations serving the Brazos Valley were awarded grants totaling $79,324

  • P&H Services  $10,000
    Mastectomy and compression garments for breast cancer patients who have no insurance or who cannot meet the co-payment of their insurance.
     
  • CHI St. Joseph Health  $14,324
    Equipment for a MammoCare Clinical Breast Exam Room.  This equipment is used to educate providers who serve patients in rural areas of the Brazos Valley.
     
  • Health for All  $30,000
    Diagnostic equipment for breast healthcare.  The facility that received the equipment serves women who are below the poverty level and have no insurance.
     
  • Brazos Valley Community Action Agency  $25,000
    300 screening mammograms for women in the Brazos Valley who have no insurance and their income is below 150% of the federal poverty level.

Four mobile mammography visits in Bryan and rural counties in Brazos Valley to provide mammography services to uninsured women who do not visit medical offices.

 

FINAL IMPACT SUMMARY OF 2016 GRANTS

547 mammograms
13 ultrasounds
2 biopsies 

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