Charitable Grants

Teen Cancer America is pleased to partner with institutions and hospitals that want to develop a program and/or facility for teens and young adults with cancer around the United States. We engage personally with teams to share our experience and expertise in building specialized facilities and comprehensive programs so that together we can adequately address the challenges of teens and young adults facing cancer.

Please note: TCA realizes the importance of program managers, patient/nurse navigators, and facility development for a comprehensive program. While we prioritize and favor investments in these, we enthusiastically welcome discussion in other areas. TCA also understands that while physical space within the hospital and/or clinics can be challenging to find, there must be some vision for future space to be considered. TCA does not pay for indirect costs such as dean's tax, fringe benefits, grant tax, etc. When applying for a grant with TCA you agree that these will not be requested from your institution.



Qualify for a Teen Cancer America Grant

Grants are available to hospitals that provide services for adolescents and young adults with cancer in the United States. TCA requires that all applicants have an established consultation relationship with TCA and completed our strategy processes. At this time, Teen Cancer America is only accepting requests from hospitals that have not already received funding from us.


Submit a LOI

TCA accepts letters of intent (LOI) on a periodic basis from qualified organizations (see requirement above). Formal applications will then be accepted on an invite-only basis.

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Letters of intent require the following criteria:

Cover Sheet

  1. Name of Hospital(s) applying
  2. Address of Hospital(s)
  3. Name of Individual Submitting this Grant
  4. Contact Information for Above Individual (Phone, Email)
  5. Project Title (Position Title, AYA Facility, AYA Program Initiative, etc.)

Brief overview of consultation relationship with TCA

Total program and grant request budget

List core AYA program team and their roles

Signature of Support of Chief Executive(s) (include date and printed name)

Brief description of your AYA Program

  1. What are the goals of this grant funding request?
  2. How will you achieve these goals? Explain how your institution/staff is ready and able to implement this program?
  3. What is the importance/significance of your overall AYA Program to your patients and your institution?
  4. What is happening in your region for AYA cancer care? How will this program affect the regional and national picture?
  5. How this program will actively reach community treatment centers and smaller practices in your area?

Organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status letter or a foundation 501(c)(3)

Audited Financial Statement - send as a separate document


Letter of Intent Review

Approved applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal will receive detailed information by email, including grant proposal guidelines and key dates.

LOI due Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 by 5:00pm EST and proposal invitations sent by Friday, July 1st, 2022


Submit Full Proposal

Approved applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal will receive detailed information by email, including grant proposal guidelines and key dates. See key dates for submissions below.

Proposal due Thursday, September 1st, 2022 by 5:00pm EST, announcements made December 2022.

If you are awarded a grant, a draft agreement will be sent for you to review - payment installations and terms will be outlined and agreed upon.


Proposal Review and Awarding

All proposals will be scored by members of a TCA-appointed, peer-review grant committee. A proposal review will also include a phone interview and/or site visit as TCA program staff gather more information about your proposed project and readiness of your team. TCA prioritizes grant applications willing to match at least 10% of the grant award. This match should be separate from costs not covered by TCA grant funding.

A grant proposal is a request for funding and not a guarantee of an award. Unfortunately, not every worthy request can be funded nor the full amount requested; however, TCA will fully consider each proposal.

TCA has the ability to update the deliverables proposed with the help of the submitting organization to ensure alignment with the mission and goals of both organizations.

Thank you so much for your submission to TCA! We are pleased to be working with so many wonderful hospital partners and can’t wait to continue to grow and connect with others.

The organization may submit a signed LOI via e-mail, as well as questions about the process or submission:


E-Mail Alec Kupelian
Operations & Program Development Specialist