HERA Accepting Applications for Community Grants Program

April 10, 2012

Grants Available for Ovarian Cancer Support and Awareness Programs

DENVERApril 10, 2012 – The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, a nationally recognized ovarian cancer nonprofit, is now accepting applications for its Community Grants Program. Each year, HERA awards five $1,000 grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations around the country for programs that improve the quality of life for women with ovarian cancer or raise awareness about the disease in novel and unusual ways. Applications are due June 1, 2012, and organizations can receive support for up to three consecutive years.  

Since 2002, HERA has awarded 28 community grants, totaling $38,100.  The projects funded have included development of advertising campaigns, promotional materials, support groups, educational conferences and events, and outreach services for women with ovarian cancer, among others.

“The goal of our Community Grants Program is to support initiatives across the country that are helping women with ovarian cancer or that seek to raise awareness about the disease,” said Meg Steitz, Executive Director of HERA. “We encourage other non-profit organizations to apply, and we are proud to support the important work they’re doing in their communities.”

For more information about the Community Grants Program, past winners, eligibility and application instructions, visit:  www.herafoundation.org/grants-research/community-grants/overview/.  Applications and questions should be directed to Meg Steitz at meg@herafoundation.org or (970) 948-7360.

About the HERA Foundation:

Established in 2002, the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness. As a nationally recognized ovarian cancer organization, HERA provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions. In so doing, HERA attracts more young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling the disease. In addition, HERA awards grants to local community groups to raise awareness about the disease in novel and unusual ways. More information is available at www.herafoundation.org.

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