Our Grant History

Where does the money go? GFC makes directed gifts that are specifically targeted for equipment, services or projects that make a tangible impact in the fight against cancer.
 
2016
$126,000 –
Mass General Hospital – Chelsea funding a new cancer patient navigator position designed to improve access to cancer prevention and treatment in a multiethnic community where patients often need help in navigating their healthcare journey.
$55,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Ellie Kavalieros. 
$30,000 – Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund at Rhode Island Hospital 
$100,000 – Joe Andruzzi Foundation to provide grants to more than 140 cancer patients and families to help with everyday expenses, including rent, mortgage payments, utility bills and more. 
$110,000
 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards glioblastoma research directed by Dr. David Reardon in honor of Dave Hovey
$10,000 – Hartford Hospital’s Neurosurgery ICU, allowing patients and their families to be more comfortable in honor of Dave Hovey
$2,500 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Danny Nickerson
$5,000Pancreatic Cancer Action Network towards research in memory of Robert Fuchs
$225,000MGH Cancer Center towards The Joanne Hill Monahan Cancer Fund, a palliative care initiative directed by Dr. Jennifer Temel to reduce suffering and improve the delivery, experience, and outcomes of cancer care for patients and their families
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2015
$100,000
Boston Children’s Hospital in honor of Kiley Sullivan, adding aveolar rhabdomyosarcoma to the Pediatric Cancer Vulnerability Project to identify drug and gene vulnerabilities that translate into better patient therapies.
$104,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Ellie Kavalieros
$45,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute towards DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran in memory of Danny Nickerson
$100,000 – The Astra-Zeneca Hope Lodge in Jamaica Plain, providing free housing to cancer patients who are being treated at one of Boston’s hospitals, offering an average savings of $7,000 per person.

$100,000 – The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod providing much needed palliative and hospice care services to cancer patients and their families
$50,000 – Hockomock Area YMCA – Livestrong at the YMCA to provide the life-changing program to 165 cancer patients
$25,000 – Fisher House Boston, towards housing cancer-fighting veterans and their families while being treated at one of Boston’s hospitals
$10,000 – Family Reach Foundation to provide financial relief to families fighting cancer


2014
$150,000Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center to purchase a “PerfectPitch 6 Degrees of Freedom Couch,” a  radiation accessory for their linear accelerator.
$125,000 – Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program & Parent’s COPE Weekend Program
$75,000Mass Eye & Ear to establish “The Kylie McAdams Pediatric Ophthalmology Compassionate Care Fund,” to fund a pediatric child life specialist, and to enhance a pediatric pre-op space with toys and technology.
$50,000 – “PALS” Patient Airlift Service, connecting pilots who donate their time and plane to patients needing transporting for treatment in the Northeast
$18,000 – The Jack Lynch Fund at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children
$26,000 – Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund at Rhode Island Hospital

2013
$200,000 – Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care‘s STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation)
$128,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting the Ellie Kavalieros, DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran
$5,000 – Voices of Hope, raising funds for cancer research through theatrical performances
$1,000 – Lucy’s Love Bus, delivering comfort to children with cancer 
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2012
$200,000 – Rhode Island Hospital to establish the Dr. Richard A. Browning Research Fund $133,335 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting the Ellie Kavalieros DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran
$100,000 – Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program
$25,000 – Family Reach Foundation to provide financial relief to families fighting cancer
$25,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Dr. Charles Robert – Pediatric Cancer Research
$10,000 – Hockomock Area YMCA – Livestrong at the YMCA Program  
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2011
$153,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting the Ellie Kavalieros, DIPG Research Fund directed by Dr. Mark Kieran
$100,000 – Dana Farber Cancer Institute supporting Ewing Sarcoma Research Directed by Dr. Kim Stegmaier, DFCI
$90,000 – Jordan Hospital to purchase six Dual Channel IV Smart Infusion Pumps
$15,000 – MGH Survivorship Conference Living with Cancer: Navigating the Cancer Journey
$10,000 – The Floating Hospital for Children / Jack Lynch Fund supporting the Pediatric Child Life Specialist Program 
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2010
$100,000 – Camp Sunshine bereavement program to provide emotional support for families of children that lost their battle with cancer
$125,000 – Cape Cod Health and the Clark Cancer Center at Falmouth Hospital to facilitate a new radiation oncology unit  
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2009
$110,000 – The Family Reach Foundation to provide financial assistance and support for families in cancer treatment at MGH
$150,000 – Mass General Hospital PACT Program (Parenting at a Challenging Time) 
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2008
$100,000 – Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Tomorrow Fund Clinic to facilitate a pediatric oncology playroom 
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2007
$75,000 – Floating Hospital for Children to create Jack’s Floating Family Lounge
$150,000 – Mass General Hospital establishing the Joanne Monahan Cancer Fund supporting palliative care research directed by Dr. Jennifer Temel 
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2006
$100,000 – The Cam Neely Foundation for the purchase of a Leica Microscope  
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2005
$50,000 – Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center / Blood Lab Machine 
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2004
$20,000 – The Adele R. Decof Foundation
$10,000 – The Jack Lynch Fund
$10,000 – The Rob Stevens Scholarship Fund
$10,000 – Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Research