Removing barriers to screening + increasing early detectionRead About How We Fund Screening Initiatives
Groundbreaking research to find colorectal cancer early + support quality of lifeRead About Our Research Grants
Education + Awareness
Educating the public for on time screening and early detectionRead About Our Education and Awareness Grants
Reducing the financial burden of colorectal cancer for patients and their familiesRead About Our Patient Support Grants
Boston Health Care for the Homeless ProgramGet Your Rear in Gear - Boston
Providing screening opportunities for people who are homeless or have experienced homelessness and are now housed in Boston.
Years Funded: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Cancer Services, Inc.Get Your Rear in Gear - Winston-Salem
Providing financial assistance for medications and other cancer-related needs of colorectal cancer patients, specifically under-served populations.
Years Funded: 2012-2023
Local Public Service Announcement
Get Your Rear in Gear - Baton Rouge
This on-air PSA produced by local television station WBRZ TV works to increase awareness of colon cancer and encouraged viewers to get screened.
Year Funded: 2012-2023
The Cancer Society of the BahamasGet Your Rear in Gear - Bahamas Read more
Help colorectal cancer patients in the Bahamas cover medical expenses for chemotherapy, radiation, medications, colonoscopies, and biopsies.
Year Funded: 2023
Via Christi HospitalGet Your Rear in Gear - Wichita Read more
Providing colon cancer screening for the underinsured, uninsured, and underserved populations in Wichita and the surrounding communities.
Year Funded: 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022
Angel FoundationGet Your Rear in Gear - Twin Cities
Providing financial assistance, education, support to adults living with colorectal cancer and their families.
Year Funded: 2012, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
The Family VanGet Your Rear in Gear - Boston
Providing colorectal cancer screening training and resources for colorectal cancer screening for low-income people of color in Boston.
Year Funded: 2018, 2020, 2023
MCCRF: Time ToxicityGet Your Rear in Gear - Twin Cities Read more
Research measuring how much time a patient interacts with the healthcare system to better inform their care.
Years Funded: 2022, 2023
Operation AccessGet Your Rear in Gear - San Francisco Read more
Providing colorectal cancer screening for the underserved and uninsured communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Years Funded: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
CMC’s Health Care for the HomelessGet Your Rear in Gear - New Hampshire Read more
Improving access to high quality screening or diagnostic testing for uninsured or underinsured patients.
Year Funded: 2023
Angelic Warrior FoundationGet Your Rear in Gear - Winston Salem
Raising awareness for young onset colorectal cancer and supporting educational and screening efforts for under and uninsured.
Years Funded: 2022
El Rio Health CenterRead more
Money raised at the Caboose Cup supports follow-up colonoscopy after a positive stool-based screening for under and uninsured patients in southern Arizona.
Year Funded: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Novant Health Forsyth Medical CenterGet Your Rear in Gear - Winston-Salem Read more
Screening colonoscopies for low-income and underserved colorectal cancer patients in Forsyth County.
Year Funded: 2021, 2022, 2023
Atrium Health Wake Forest BaptistGet Your Rear in Gear - Winston-Salem Read more
FIT screening for low-income and underserved patients in the Winston-Salem community.
Year Funded: 2022, 2023
Grants and programs funded by the Colon Cancer Coalition, 2020-present.
Your money at work.
In the past 20 years, the Colon Cancer Coalition has directed nearly $20M in program support and over $10M in direct-to-community programs through money raised at the Coalition’s signature Get Your Rear in Gear® events and other large fundraising initiatives.
These grants back to the community address health disparities in our community through screening programs, research into young onset and quality of life for patients, education + awareness efforts, and patient support initiatives. The community grants build on existing efforts to support colorectal cancer patients and their families, increase access and screening rates, educate the public about life-saving colorectal cancer screening, and support research into health disparities, young-onset colorectal cancer, and personalized medicine.
Community grants are categorized by type of program, then listed alphabetically by city. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
All screening programs supported by the Colon Cancer Coalition work to make access to colorectal cancer screening available for all people. 40% of the Coalition’s grant funding is dedicated to programs that fill gaps in the screening continuum for under and uninsured patients, from non-invasive screening to a follow-up colonoscopy (if needed) and navigation to treatment.
* program specifically addresses racial, economic, or other health disparities in these communities.
Asheville | American Cancer Society Western North Carolina Screening Initiative*
Austin | People’s Community Clinic
Boston | Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center*
Boston | Boston Health Care for the Homeless*
Boston | The Family Van*
Charlotte | Atrium Health Foundation
Charlotte | Care Ring
Charlotte | Chester County Literary Council*
Charlotte | Novant Presbyterian Foundation
Chicago | CommunityHealth*
Columbus | Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center*
Columbus | The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University
Denver | Colonoscopy Fund*
Fort Worth | UT Southwestern Medical Center Moncrief Cancer Institute
Houston | Harris Health – Ben Taub Hospital*
Las Vegas | Volunteers in Medicine*
Los Angeles | AltaMed Foundation*
Muscatine | Unity Point Health – Trinity Muscatine
National | Shore Medical Center*
National | Valley Gastroenterology Associates
New Hampshire | Catholic Medical Center Health Care for the Homeless*
New Hampshire | Health First Family Care Center
Oklahoma City | The University of Oklahoma Foundation*
Orange County | AliveandKickn
Orlando | Center for Change
Orlando | Equal Access Clinic Network*
Philadelphia | Thomas Jefferson University Hospital*
Raleigh | NC Colonoscopy Fund*
Reno | The University of Oklahoma Foundation*
Rochester | MN Cancer Alliance
San Antonio | Brent Lewis Bridges Foundation
San Antonio | Hill Country Mission for Health
San Antonio | Thrivewell
San Francisco | Operation Access*
Tucson | El Rio Health Center Foundation*
Tulsa | The University of Oklahoma Foundation*
Twin Cities | Native American Community Clinic*
Wichita | Ascension Via Christi
Wichita | Kansas Gastroenterology
Wichita | Surgical Specialists PA
Winston-Salem | Angelic Warrior Foundation*
Winston-Salem | Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Mobile
Winston-Salem | Cancer Services, Inc.
Winston-Salem | Novant Forsythe*
Winston-Salem | Wake Forest Baptist Health
Research programs funded by the Colon Cancer Coalition looks for answers to health disparities, the increase in young-onset colorectal cancer, quality of life for patients, and personalized medicine.
+ program specifically addresses racial, economic, or other health disparities in these communities.
Facebook Challenges | Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Milwaukee | Medical College of Wisconsin
Nashville | Vanderbilt University Medical Center*
National Tour de Tush | Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Foundation
Philadelphia | Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research
Philadelphia | Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Thomas Jefferson University*
Twin Cities | Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation
Awareness & Advocacy Initiatives
Making colon, colorectal, and colonoscopy part of the everyday language by putting the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer in front of all people, meeting them where they are – driving in car, watching television, or walking down the street.
* Physician Education Initiative
Allentown | “Mission to Uranus” National Awareness Campaign
Anderson, IN | Minority Health Coalition of Madison County
Baton Rouge | TV Awareness Campaign
Billy Kametz Memorial Fundraising | “Talking Sh!t Saves Lives” National Awareness Campaign
Boston | Awareness efforts to reach sports fans
Boston | Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Boston | Boston Public Health Commission
Boston | TV + Radio + Out of Home Awareness Campaigns
Chicago | Advocates for Community Wellness, Inc
Chicago | Family Health Partnership Clinic
Chicago | Illinois Endoscopy Society
Columbus | The James Cancer Institute at The Ohio State University
Des Moines | Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa
Dina Goles Walk | Call on Congress Advocates
Dina Goles Walk | Colon Club
Grand Rapids | American Indian Cancer Foundation
Green Bay | Out of Home Awareness Campaign
Houston | Awareness efforts to reach sports fans
Houston | Educational inflatable colon for local use
Houston | MD Anderson Young Onset Summit
Houston | Out of Home Awareness Campaign
Houston | Southeast Colorectal Cancer Consortium*
Kansas City | Out of Home Awareness Campaign
National | Educational inflatable colon
National | We Have Cancer Podcast
National | NARAP*
National Tour de Tush | Airport CRC Awareness Campaign
National Tour de Tush | National Awareness Campaign
New Hampshire | Smykil Family Foundation
New York | AliveandKickn Living With Lynch Patient Workshop
New York | Colon Cancer Foundation*
New York | Colon Cancer Prevention Project
Raleigh | National Colorectal Cancer Round Table
Seattle | American Indian Cancer Foundation
Tulsa | Out of Home Awareness Campaign
Twin Cities | Minority Men’s Health Conference
Twin Cities | American Indian Cancer Foundation
Twin Cities | Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers Many Faces of Community Health*
Twin Cities | Neighborhood Health Source
Twin Cities | TV Awareness Campaign
Patient support efforts help address the colorectal cancer patient’s physical, psychological, and social needs during and after colorectal cancer treatment.
Austin | CareBOX
Billy Kametz Memorial Fundraiser | Fighting with Hope
Charlotte | Wind River Cancer
Colchester | Cancer Patient Support Foundation
Cromwell (Blue Moon Gala) | PALTOWN Development Foundation
Des Moines | Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa
Fort Worth | Cancer Care Services
Grand Rapids | Corewell Health Foundation West Michigan
Kansas City | Andrew J Somora Foundation
Little Rock | Fighting with Hope
Nassau (Bahamas) | The Cancer Society of The Bahamas
National Tour de Tush | We Have Cancer Podcast
National Tour de Tush | ONE CANCER PLACE
New Hampshire | 3 Beautiful Sweeney Angel Fund
New York | AliveandKickn
Raleigh | Helene Foundation
Raleigh | Man Up to Cancer
Raleigh | PALTOWN Development Foundation
Tinley Park | Jennifer Fallick Cancer Support Center
Twin Cities | Angel Foundation
Twin Cities | Best Christmas Ever
Twin Cities | Jack’s Caregiver Coalition
Twin Cities | Ostomy Association of the Minneapolis Area
Twin Cities | University of Minnesota Lynch syndrome support
Twin Cities | University of MN Physicians
Winston-Salem | Cancer Services, Inc
Cost of Cancer
Mini-grants support patients with non-medical expenses as they live through colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment have been funded in the following cities.