PREVENTION. CARE. CURE. 

The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) has and will continue to fund innovative research and compassionate care for all types of adult and pediatric cancer. Health care institutions throughout the country are encouraged to apply.

In 2017 VLCF established the Starr Children’s Fund dedicated to pediatric cancer care. Under the VLCF umbrella, The Starr Children’s Fund is supported by the same mission, values and vision established by the VLCF Board of Directors.

VLCF seeks to make our funding application process as systematic and streamlined as possible. This is to ensure applicants are evaluated on a comparable basis by our Grant Application Committee. Chaired by a VLCF Board Member, the Grant Application committee consists of medical experts and partners of VLCF who are well versed in non-for profit fund distribution.

 

PROJECTS FUNDED SHOULD ALIGN WITH OUR MISSION, VALUES AND VISION

Our Mission

In the same spirit of excellence that defined Vince Lombardi, Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation raises funds for leading-edge research and Cancer Care. Our work helps patients, supports families and builds cancer awareness.

 

Core Values

  • Good Stewardship

  • Commitment to Excellence

  • Passion

  • Compassion

 

Our Vision

To be recognized as one of the Nation’s leading charities in the fight against cancer by using the same winning attitude as the great coach, Vince Lombardi.

 

WHO CAN APPLY

Funding requests will be accepted from recognized healthcare institutions only. VLCF will not accept or review applications for families or individuals.

 

HOW FUNDING WORKS

In looking to continue the tradition of making an impact, VLCF prefers grant requests greater than $50,000.

 

GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS STAGES

Funding considerations must be submitted online.. These funding inquiries are then short-listed by our Grant Application Committee. The committee may then require additional details, including more descriptive proposals and information needed to better understand the grant in review. The committee will then schedule interviews for those shortlisted. After interviews, the VLCF Grant Application Committee will make a formal recommendation to the VLCF Board of Directors. The Starr Family will make final approval for The Starr Children’s Fund grants, upon recommendation from the VLCF BOD.

FUNDING TIMELINE

Year Round - Applications accepted online
Oct 1 - Nov 30 – Applications reviewed by Grant Application Committee Dec 1 – Dec 31 – Additional information/interviews conducted
Jan - Recommendations made to Board of Directors
Feb - Funding announced at VLCF Super Bowl event
Feb - Check presentations to health care institutions

GRANT ACCPETANCE REQUIREMENTS

Funding recipients will be required to submit bio-annual progress reports to the Foundation including results, impact studies and reviews.

Health care institutions must acknowledge the Foundation’s support in all publications and online relevant to the donation.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Does the Foundation have specific funding areas?

A: The Foundation has established several major Funding Areas with a focus on of leading edge cancer treatment, research and compassionate care.

 

Q: Does the Foundation fund fellowships?

A: Yes, the Foundation will fund both scientific and medical fellowships.

 

Q: Does the Foundation fund capital campaigns or debt reduction?

A: The Foundation does not fund capital campaigns, debt reduction or travel/administrative expenses.

 

Q: What is the typical duration and funding amount of the Foundation’s grants?

A: Funding can be awarded for a single or multi-year timeframe. Award funding is based upon size, impact and complexity of the project.

 

Q: May our organization submit more than one Online Funding Inquiry?

A: Yes, previous recipients are eligible to apply. Health Care Institutions may submit more than one Online Funding Inquiry annually. Please do not submit duplicates.

 

Q: Should I contact members of the Foundation’s Board to discuss my project idea?

A: No, you should submit an Online Funding Inquiry through the Foundation’s Portal.