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Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

Sunflower Grants

The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation awards Sunflower Grants to carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor support groups.

The purpose of Sunflower Grants is to fund patient support programs that relate to neuroendocrine tumor research. Sunflower Grants complement the valuable activities organized by patient support groups.

2012 Sunflower Grants

Year: 
2012

Mission: The mission of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation is to discover cures for carcinoid, pancreatice neuroendocrine, and related neuroendocrine cancers.

Purpose: The purpose of Sunflower Grants is to fund patient support programs that relate to neuroendocrine tumor research. All programs are designed and performed by patient support groups.

Program Ideas: CFCF is open to all ideas that will support patients and relate to neuroendocrine research. We encourage creativity and focus on results. Ideas for programs include:

  • Educational initiatives 
  • Seed funds to incorporate or file for Federal non-profit status 
  • Speaker series with leading scientists to inform patients 
  • Fundraising events to support neuroendocrine tumor research

Funding Amount: $250 - $1,000 per year Total Sunflower Grants awarded will not exceed $5,000 per year

Eligibility: All neuroendocrine patient support groups may apply. 

Selection Process: We will review all applications. We will post the names of all applicants on our website. Our Board of Directors, acting in its sole discretion, will select the Sunflower Grant winners based on four criteria:

  • Quality of application 
  • Track record of success 
  • Commitment to curing carcinoid 
  • Commitment to caring for the neuroendocrine tumor community 

Announcement: The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation will announce the Sunflower Grant winners in early 2011.

Confidentiality: The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation will not disclose applications to anyone outside our Board of Directors.

Submission Process: 

Please submit the information requested in the application form to info@caringforcarcinoid.org.

2011 Worldwide NET Awareness Day Sunflower Grants

Year: 
2011

Mission: The mission of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is to discover cures for carcinoid, pancreatic neuroendocrine, and related neuroendocrine cancers. CFCF also works to eliminate the suffering of patients, families, and caregivers affected by neuroendocrine cancers.

Purpose: The purpose of Sunflower Grants is to fund support programs for patients with neuroendocrine cancers. To qualify for a 2011 grant, programs must be designed and delivered in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day on November 10, 2011.

Program Ideas: CFCF is open to all ideas that will support patients and contribute to raising awareness of neuroendocrine cancers. We encourage creativity and focus on results. Ideas for programs include:

  • Educational initiatives 
  • Printing costs for educational brochures/newsletters or awareness items (hats, mugs, t-shirts)
  • Speaker series with scientists, clinicians or other relevant individuals
  • Fundraising events to support neuroendocrine cancer research

Funding Amount: $200 - $2,000. Please note, total Sunflower Grants awarded in 2011 will not exceed $5,000.

Eligibility: All carcinoid, pancreatic neuroendocrine, and related neuroendocrine cancer patient support groups are encouraged to apply. 

Selection Process: We will review all applications on a rolling basis. We will post the names of all recipients on our website. Our Board of Directors, acting in its sole discretion, will select the Sunflower Grant winners based on three criteria:

  • Quality of application 
  • Track record of success 
  • Commitment to supporting the neuroendocrine cancer community 

Grant Guidelines: Recipients of the 2011 Worldwide NET Awareness Day Sunflower Grants are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Announcing the Sunflower Grant award from the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation
  • Acknowledging CFCF as a sponsor of the project (for example, including CFCF’s logo on website, printed materials, or signage)
  • Providing CFCF with a report regarding the use of funds

Announcement: The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation will announce the Sunflower Grant winners on October 21, 2011.

Confidentiality: The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation will not disclose applications to anyone outside our Board of Directors.

Deadline: 
October 1, 2011
Submission Process: 

Please e-mail a Word Document or PDF to info@caringforcarcinoid.org with the following information:

  • Group President
  • E-mail Address
  • Patient Support Group
  • Mission
  • Website
  • City, State, Country
  • Year Founded
  • Number of Members
  • Excluding individual donations, list all sources and amounts of funding received thus far in 2011 (foundations, companies, etc.)
  • Describe your major achievements in 2011 thus far
  • Describe how you supported the neuroendocrine tumors community in 2011 thus far
  • Describe your proposed 2011 Sunflower Grant program and estimate the cost of each component
  • Describe how you will measure the impact of the program
  • List any collaborating patient support group
  • Describe your other high priority actions for 2011 (outside the Sunflower Grant program)
Previous Awards: 

2011 Worldwide NET Awareness Day Sunflower Grants:

  • Delaware Valley Carcinoid/NETs Connection
  • NorCal CarciNET Support Group
  • SEA South

2009 Sunflower Grant Recipients:

  • SEA4 Carcinoid
  • Heartlands Carcinoid

2008 Sunflower Grant Recipients:

  • SEA4 Carcinoid
  • New England Carcinoid Connection

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