Breast Cancer Safety Net:
2015 Guidelines

Learn more about funding objectives, funding guidelines, and eligibility criteria:

Avon Foundation
Summary of Funding

The Avon Safety Net Program supports institutions and organizations that have traditionally cared for uninsured, at-risk, low-income and minority patients to further our commitment of enabling medically underserved women and men to access post-screening diagnostics and care.

New for 2015:
All Letters-of-Intent (LOI) for All Geographic Regions are due: January 9, 2015*

No exceptions will be made to this date. If an applicant misses the due date, they will have to wait until 2016 to submit an application for funding. The schedule for being invited to submit a full application, submitting that application and receiving a determination on that application is determined by your institution’s geographic location. Please see the chart below for regions and dates. Geographic Region is defined as the area within 100 miles of the city listed:

The emphasis of this initiative is to provide public, community, and safety net hospitals and health care systems with patient navigation programs, partial equipment support, and other personnel and infrastructure support that will enhance their breast cancer care services to the medically underserved. The Foundation does not pay for the reimbursement of direct costs of care. Applicants may request up to $100,000 total costs.

2015 Application Deadlines

Geographic RegionLetter-of-Intent Due DateFull Proposal Invite DateInvited Full Proposals Due Date*Funding Decisions Disseminated by
Boston, MA
Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2015 Jan. 16, 2015 Feb. 5, 2015* Dec. 31, 2015
Chicago, IL
San Francisco, CA
Jan. 9, 2015 Feb. 5, 2015 Mar. 19, 2015* Dec. 31, 2015
Los Angeles-Santa Barbara, CA Jan. 9, 2015 May 28, 2015 Jun. 25, 2015* Dec. 31, 2015
New York, NY
Charlotte, NC
National Pool - All other cities regions in U.S.
Jan. 9, 2015 Jun. 25, 2015 Jul. 30, 2015* Dec. 31, 2015
Houston, TX (2016 Funding) TBD - Early 2016 TBD - Early 2016 TBD - Early 2016 TBD - Early 2016

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on the dates indicated.
*Please note: only a small subset of LOI submissions will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The Avon Foundation for Women uses a paperless application and grants management system. As in prior years, there is a two-stage process requiring all applicants to first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Following LOI review, a small subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. The 2014 Safety Net Letter of Intent Form can be accessed by following the link at the bottom of this section. Clicking the link will bring you to the login page for a new LOI Form. Here you will either need to create a new account (if you have not previously used the system) or use your existing login information.

If you are creating a new account, it is imperative that you use your functional work e-mail address as your user ID, as this is the e-mail address the system will use to communicate with you about your application. Geographic region is generally defined as the area within a 100-mile radius of the noted city.

Please note: Organizations may receive only one grant from the Avon Foundation Access to Care Programs at one time. This includes the Safety Net Fund and the Avon Foundation Breast Health Outreach Program. Therefore, organizations are ineligible to receive concurrent grants through different access to care funding streams. This does not apply to grantees who are seeking continued funding (a new grant whose term would begin at the close of the current grant) or to grantees that are seeking both research and access to care grants, which is allowable.

Links, Information, & Tutorials

Safety Net
Letter of Intent Form

(Please note: Clicking this link will start a new LOI form.)

Templates (required for full application only)