The grant application process opens on Monday, January 1 at 8 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) and closes on Friday, May 11 at 8 pm EST. You are welcome to apply at any time during that period. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible and avoid waiting until the final week.
We will not accept applications after Friday, May 11.
Applicants can apply for funds in ONLY ONE of the following categories each year:
No, we are not currently accepting applications from outside the United States.
Mission only offers grants to individuals that are cancer survivors, or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact us at email@example.com.
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Grant awards vary by each athlete’s ability, financial need and type of request. In the application form, we will provide a base amount offered for most grant categories. If awarded, you can count on at least this amount and perhaps more based on your needs and the strength of your application. Keep in mind that our average grant amount is $1,500.
Yes. We must have documentation of your cancer diagnosis to determine if you are eligible for a Mission grant. This letter can be written by one of the following medical professionals: physician, physician’s assistant, oncologist or nurse practitioner. Because we only offer grants to cancer survivors or those currently undergoing treatment for cancer, you are welcome to provide a medical letter of reference that was not written within the past year.
This letter of reference from a coach, teammate, co-worker, employer, etc., should explain why you should receive a grant from Mission. It should be reflective of your character, your participation in sport, and how a Mission grant will help you reach your goals. The letter should reflect your accomplishments in 2017.
Share your personal story of how sport and athletics contribute to your life. What are your dreams and goals in athletics? What are you doing to achieve them? Include the ways in which you mentor others, and how you give back to your community.
Financial need is a strong consideration in our grant reviews. A clear picture of your annual income is essential in determining an individual’s need for a grant. Please include the first two pages of your tax return to verify income, dependents and profession. If you do not have a tax return, please submit an SSI or SSDI statement of your annual benefits, or two recent pay stubs. Please conceal your social security number in all documents.
We are not currently accepting applications from outside the United States.
If you receive only SSI/SSDI benefits, please submit your full statement. If you receive unemployment, please submit a copy of 2 unemployment checks. You must also provide financial information from anybody that is providing financial assistance/support to you.
Yes. ALL household income that helps support your adult child must be included. There is a section in the application called “Special Financial Circumstance” in which you can explain your situation for the reviewers.
If you have additional questions that were not addressed in the FAQs, please contact Mission at: firstname.lastname@example.org