The American Cancer Society (ACS) is gearing up for a Quadratic Funding (QF) round, with $75,000 in matching funds. ACS on Grants Stack Project Showcase: supercharging innovation grants in a democratized & transparent way.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is gearing up for a Quadratic Funding (QF) round, with $75,000 in matching funds. Gitcoin Grants Stack Project Showcase: supercharging innovation grants in a democratized & transparent way.
From Nov 28 to Dec 12, the ACS QF round will support multiple programs including patient support programs, health equity, cancer screening and cancer research, aiming to bring DAO-driven grant allocation to the NGO sector.
Explore the projects below, each addressing critical aspects of patient care, health equity, cancer screening and cancer research.
“Hope Lodge is more than just a room, more than just a space for me to stay. It was, and it still is, a relief to my heart and to my soul.” – Hilda cancer survivor
Getting the best care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home. This can place an extra emotional and financial burden on patients and caregivers during an already challenging time. The American Cancer Society is trying to make this difficult situation easier for both cancer patients and their families through our lodging programs.
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® communities offer a free home away from home for people facing cancer and their caregivers when cancer treatment is far away. At the 30+ Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, ACS provides free lodging to more than 29,000 cancer patients and caregivers each year, saving them more than $55 million in lodging costs.
Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, but it doesn’t affect everyone equally. Many barriers can impact a person's ability to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to achieving our vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. All people deserve a fair and just opportunity to live longer, healthier lives;
ACS and ACS CAN are deepening our efforts to intentionally advance health equity through advocacy, discovery, and patient support.
I tell people all the time, "I get screened because I plan to have grandchildren, and I wanna be around for my kids and their kids." - James, prostate cancer survivor.
The American Cancer Society leads efforts across the nation to increase cancer screening rates because we know that finding cancer early increases survival rates. We develop and publish cancer screening guidelines to give people the best chance to survive a diagnosis.
Through donor and regional support, the American Cancer Society provided $1.5 million in grant funding in 2022 to 76 health system partners to bolster their efforts and further help reduce barriers to accessing cancer screening, resulting in 362,400 breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer screening completed.
Twelve US state coalitions or roundtables were funded to develop cancer awareness campaigns in 2022. We advocate at the federal and state level for protection for increased funding for breast and cervical cancer screening.
Our cancer screening public awareness campaign reaches millions of people each year, providing information and helping people find a screening location in their communities.
We fund health equity grants and screening programs to help reduce disparities in cancer care among communities of color. Our CHANGE grant program has contributed to more than 1.3 million low to no-cost breast, cervical or colorectal cancer screenings in local communities since 2011.
Helping people with cancer and their caregivers navigate the cancer journey with confidence.
“ACS CARES is a resource available to everyone to help promote health equity and reduce disparities to make sure historically underserved communities and populations are getting access to the resources and care they need. This is about people feeling engaged and being a part of their improved outcome story.” - Dr. Arif Kamal, chief patient officer at ACS.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, deciding what's next can be overwhelming. The American Cancer Society can help with ACS CARESTM (Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support), a new patient navigation support program that connects people with quality curated information and one-on- one support.
• Access personalized, quality cancer-related information that updates as you age, your situation changes, or new information becomes available.
• Connect one-on-one with trained ACS volunteers who match your shared cancer lived experiences including diagnosis, location, military status, race, ethnicity, and others.
• Get reliable information on how to address important topics such as emotional health, finances, transportation, dependent support and more.
• Speak to American Cancer Society cancer information specialists when you have questions day or night, 365 days a year.
We launch innovative, high-impact research to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve the quality of life for people facing cancer. We are committed to reducing health disparities by conducting internal research and funding grants aimed at fostering a more diverse cancer care and research workforce, as well as addressing inequities that exist in cancer prevention, treatment, and care.
At a glance, the American Cancer Society is driving research breakthroughs in cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.
Below are ways we are making progress in the fight against cancer. By continuing this crucial work, we will make an even bigger impact on the cancer burden and save even more lives.
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Crisis Response Fund aids people with cancer, caregivers and health care professionals during times of crisis.
We are building capacity across our National Cancer Information Center and Clinician Volunteer Corps to respond to crises involving populations of any background and origin, reflecting our long-term, equity focused vision of a world where everyone has access to care. We are also creating and delivering quality resources, information and support both domestically and internationally.
With your support, we can fulfill our commitment to this work – saving lives that otherwise might be lost to cancer, diminishing suffering and reducing the global threat of the disease.
“We are honored to collaborate with the ACS to make a positive impact in healthcare, by making web3 grants funding and management simple and accessible.” – Meg, Grants Stack Product Lead
The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Grants Stack provides a reliable, streamlined approach to web3 grants funding that can support the ACS mission and vision.