UVA Cancer Center Seeking Applications for Community Grants to Celebrate Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

UVA Cancer Center is celebrating its designation by the National Cancer Institute as Virginia’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center by awarding community grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofits, local governments, hospitals and other community groups to address cancer-related health disparities.

“We know that our recent achievement of comprehensive designation would not have been possible without the collaboration and innovative ideas of our community partners across Virginia and West Virginia,” said Wendy Cohn, UVA Cancer Center’s associate director for community outreach and engagement. “Through our community grant program, we want to say thank you for the partnership and hard work our community has put into eliminating cancer and cancer related disparities across Virginia.”

As many as five grants of up to $10,000 for a one-year project will be provided to community groups that address the cancer center’s service area of 3.2 million people. The service area includes eastern West Virginia and much of Virginia, ranging across 87 counties from Southwest and Southside Virginia to Culpeper and portions of Northern Virginia. Read more