Our Grants

Our ‘Life Interrupted Grants’ cover a wide range of needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, rent, utilities, car and health insurance premiums, IVF treatments, integrative therapies, travel expenses, and medical hair pieces. If you think that you might be an ideal candidate for the grant, contact your patient navigator to request an application during our open period.

We’re standing with you, and wish to give you hope and support during this time. 

  • Life Interrupted Grants for Young Adults can be awarded from $500-$1,000 for 2021.
  • Applications should be requested by an oncology social worker, doctor’s office, or patient navigator .
  • All applications will be verified by an AWF representative at a hospital/institution for time of treatment and rarity.
  • ONLY one applicant from a facility can be granted an award in one grant round.
  • We are an all volunteer organization and have limited funds available.

If you meet the listed eligibility requirements, please have your representative (read above) request an application when the next grant round is open to grants@allysonwhitney.org

We are truly hopeful that past recipients and their families will help spread our pursuit and pay it forward to help another, so the circle of giving can continue.

Image result for shooting starEligibility Requirements:

  • You are a young adult between the ages of 16-36.
  • You are personally undergoing treatment or have finished *active treatment (within 10 months) for a rare cancer.
  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • Please note that Breast Cancer in your 20’s and 30’s is considered rare. Active treatment does not include reconstruction surgeries or long-term hormonal therapies (including Tamoxifen, Fareston, Arimidex, Aromasin, Femara, Zoladex/Lupron, Megace, and Halotestin).
  • AWF defines Active Treatment as the period after a positive diagnosis of cancer has been made (with a diagnostic biopsy), and during which therapies are being administered, including surgical procedures to remove the cancer, chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Longterm care & chronic conditions are ineligible
  • IVF storage after the first year is ineligible
  • Future family building, such as, contributions towards gofundme for possible future adoptions

Important Dates: 

  • Life Interrupted Applications for requests:
  • June 3, 2021 – July 1st, 2021 is open period for application requests.
  • All applications are to be filled out completely and returned by July 17th -19th weekend.
  • With limited to no fundraising in 2020 due to Covid-19, we hope to be able to assist young adults battling cancer in June 2021.
  • (Life Interrupted Awards 2019 $60,000, Awarded in 2020 $32,000)

The Allyson Whitney Foundation is standing with you. 

Sh*t That I Knit 1-for-1 initiative: Give-A-Sh*t Knit Kits

Young adults undergoing cancer treatment often deal with a combination of physical and emotional trials. If knitting can help keep their mind and spirit going then, Sh*t That I Knit will help!

A company based in Boston, MA, founder and CEO Christine wants to give them the materials that can make a difference in their quality of life. Sh*t that I Knit, has partnered with Lion Brand Yarn to provide wool, needles, and a pattern to create something to cherish. Totes are given by Emulsion Printhouse. Check out their cool site https://shitthatiknit.com/collections/all