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Grant Statement

The M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer (the Foundation) is inviting prospective applicants to submit Grant Letters and Applications to the Foundation on a rolling basis. Grants are typically awarded in October of each year, but worthy proposals will be considered at any time.

The mission of the Foundation is to provide support to ovarian cancer patients and their friends and families, to increase public awareness of ovarian cancer and to promote research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. The Foundation is a founding member of the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition, an alliance of the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and the MA Department of Public Health. The Coalition promotes awareness of ovarian cancer, its symptoms and treatment through a high level of activities each September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. You can learn more about the campaign at A copy of the Cronin Foundation’s mission statement and list of Board and Advisory Committee Members is available on the Foundation’s web site,

The Foundation Grant Procedures describe the information that applicants are required to provide. They are also posted on the web site. The Foundation has awarded 10 rounds of grants. Typically, these grants range from $2,000 to ovarian cancer support groups to between $5,000 to $10,000 for research into causes and treatment of ovarian cancer patients. A letter of interest, project description and financial information are required of all applicants. The Board of Directors determines the number of grants to be awarded based on the quality of the proposals and the fiscal status of the Foundation. 

A Committee of the Board of Directors will review the grant applications in conjunction with technical and professional experts in several categories.

Please direct letters of interest and applications to:

Nancy Farrell, President
The M. Patricia Cronin Foundation
P.O. Box 101
Quincy, MA 02170

If you have any questions about the application process, you can contact the Foundation’s Counsel, Ken Sullivan, at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, 617-542-6000. Applicants can reach the Grants Chair, Nancy Farrell, during the day at 617-357-5772 with questions about the Foundation.


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