Committed to the mission of eradicating breast cancer, the U.S. Avon Foundation founded Avon's Global Breast Cancer Crusade in 1992, and has donated more than $815 million to breast cancer programs worldwide.
The Foundation makes grants to outstanding nonprofit organizations working with breast cancer populations, focusing on those that conduct research, educate, improve care, and offer critical support and services.
The Foundation convenes breast cancer care, research and direct service leaders to identify needs and new directions, share best practices and new advances, and ensure optimum outcomes and success of all funded programs.
The Foundation promotes education and awareness about breast health with general and targeted populations and the media to ensure that advances in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and research are well known, understood and accessible.
Committed to the mission of ending domestic and gender violence, the U.S. Avon Foundation launched Avon's global Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative in 2004, and has donated almost $58 million to support the cause.
The Foundation makes grants to outstanding nonprofit organizations working to end violence against women and serve victims and their families, with a focus on those that provide educational and awareness, offer critical support, and develop prevention programs.
The Foundation convenes leaders and implements collaborative approaches to accelerate advances in reducing gender violence by advancing creative solutions and pilots, hosting conferences and creating mentoring programs and training initiatives.
The Foundation strives to increase public awareness and knowledge about the impact of gender violence on women, children, families and whole communities by expanding the dialogue necessary to change attitudes and generate public interest in the cause.