Breast Health

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, affecting women of all races and ethnicities. Widely heralded declines in mortality from breast cancer have been notably more pronounced among white women, underscoring the need for more effective strategies to promote breast health among women of color.

Managed by CAI and funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) funds community based organizations nationwide to link low-income, minority, and medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Avon BHOP-funded programs work to increase women's knowledge about breast cancer and mammography and increase awareness of the importance of mammograms for early detection of breast cancer. Since 2000, Avon BHOP has distributed almost $60 million through more than 1,300 grants nationwide, and has navigated over 1 million women into breast cancer screening.

2017 Avon BHOP RFA

Please note that the 2017 Grant Application is now closed. 

For more information on our 2018 funding please return to this site in July of 2017.

Please be aware that applicants do not have to complete the Organizational Profile form unless selected for funding.

2016 grantees