Our mission is to make a difference locally in the fight against breast cancer through support, education and research. To accomplish this mission, CT BHI plans on funding a diversified portfolio of clinical/ translational research with emphasis on programs that have not yet qualified for federal grants targeting breast cancer cause and survival.

Through the support of our signature fundraiser, the CT RACE IN THE PARK, the Annual Howard Belkin Memorial Golf Tournament, other events, individual donations and corporate support, the CT BHI will contribute monies this year to programs that aim to fulfill our mission. This funding is limited and awarded through a competitive process. All grant applications are subjected to rigorous review by a GRANTS PANEL of medical professionals, breast cancer survivors, educators, public health and interested business professionals that is responsible for making recommendations to the CT BHI Board of Directors. The funding period is for 12 months to be awarded in October, breast cancer awareness month.

Download our 2005 - 2017 Grants Booklet

2017 Research and Education Grants

To date, CT BHI has awarded $3.75 million in Connecticut research grants.

Middlesex Hospital – Diagnostic molecular Breast Imaging to Evaluate Inconclusive mammogram and Ultrasound Findings

Ravi Jain, M.D., Ph.D.

Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center – Support Groups for Underserved Patients

Donna J. Twist, Executive Director

The Hosptial of Central Connecticut – Integrative Therapies for Breast Health

Denise Jones-Gagne, Program Coordinator, Cancer Program

UConn Health Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center - DigniCap® Cold Cap - https://dignicap.com/

University of Connecticut Health Center – A Multifactorial Approach to Improve Breast Cancer Survivorship Symptom Care

Xiaoyan Wang, Ph.D.

UConn Health Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center – “A Brand New You”

Nancy Baccaro, APRN

UConn Health Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center – “Hair Salon Collaboration to Improve Breast Health”

Christina Stevenson, M.D., F.A.C.S. https://innovation.uconn.edu/news/304 

Witness Project Connecticut, Inc. – “Educate & Empower”

Marilyn Moore, Executive Director http://www.witnessprojectct.org/programs.aspx

New Dates for Submission


Applying is a two-step process:

  1. All applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent (executive summary) of no more than two pages by February 1, 2019.

  2. If you are invited to submit a full grant application, it must be submitted by April 1, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the CT Breast Health Initiative, Inc. grants, please contact 860.827.7103 or email [email protected].

Grants Policy

For information on our Grants Policy, please refer to the following documents:

Letter of Intent Guidelines

Grant Application Guidelines

Educational Grants Policy

Research Grants Policy

Nondiscrimination Certificate