What is the Maryland Cancer Fund?
The Maryland Cancer Fund is a resource for funding cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and research in Maryland.
The Maryland Cancer Fund offers Cancer Treatment Grants for low-income Marylanders through the local health departments and Primary/Secondary Grants to entities that provide cancer prevention, screening and cancer prevention activities.
House Bill 1000 was passed in 2004 which established the Maryland Cancer Fund within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The funding source for the Maryland Cancer Fund is donations from Maryland residents through state tax forms and direct contributions to the program.
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Why does your donation matter?
- Donations are the only source of funding for the Maryland Cancer Fund.
- All donations enable hundreds of low-income Marylanders to receive cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment services.
- By using your Maryland State tax form; or
- Make a check payable to the "Comptroller of Maryland" and send to:
Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Center
Taxpayer Service Section
Annapolis, Maryland 21411
(Place "Maryland Cancer Fund" on memo line of check)
1. Maryland Cancer Fund - Cancer Treatment Grants
The Maryland Cancer Fund awards grants for individuals who are low-income Maryland residents for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The grants are administered through the local health departments and other authorized vendors. Cancer treatment grants are awarded continuously throughout the year. Each grant provides services for a one (1) year period.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted from local health departments and other authorized vendors only. If you are interested in applying for a cancer treatment grant and to receive information regarding eligibility, contact your local health department or call 410-767-6213.
Cancer Treatment Grant Application and Instructions
(For use by local health departments only.)
2. Maryland Cancer Fund - Primary and Secondary Grants
The Maryland Cancer Fund awards grants to entities that provide cancer prevention and screening activities. Primary prevention activities may include: tobacco use prevention and cessation, sun exposure protection, proper nutrition and physical activity. Secondary prevention activities include screening activities to detect and diagnose cancer in its early stages. Primary and Secondary Grants are awarded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to qualified entities through a Request for Proposal process. As funding allows, the Maryland Cancer Fund awards grants to entities that provide prevention and screening activities.
Current Maryland Cancer Fund - Primary Prevention Grants Recipients
Current Maryland Cancer Fund Primary Grants_Summary
For more information regarding the Maryland Cancer Fund, call 410-767-6213 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.