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Emergency Assistance Grants

Since 2001, Hope Chest has distributed over $2.2 million financial assistance grants to  over 5,500 Minnesota breast cancer patients and their families. Each grant represents hope and relief, two elements that are crucial in the fight against cancer. Hope Chest grants have paid rent and mortgages. They’ve covered car payments, utility bills, daycare costs and provided nutrition.

We hope that someday our services aren’t needed, because there will be a cure. Until then, we are here to help ease the daily burdens of breast cancer treatment.

Please follow the Apply Now button below for the quickest access to funds. A hard copy of the application can be downloaded here, but will result in a slower application process.


Do I qualify?
  • To be eligible to receive emergency assistance funds from Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation, you must be a resident of Minnesota and be in active treatment for breast cancer in the state of Minnesota. Click here for more criteria.
  • Active treatment is defined as chemotherapy, hormone therapy in the metastatic setting or prior to surgery (neoadjuvant therapy), radiation, or surgery with a recovery time of more than four weeks. Hormone therapy after surgery (adjuvant therapy) and hospice care are not considered active treatment.
  • Your health care provider will receive an email to verify your treatment, and once done, your application can be processed. We strive to respond to all applications as quickly as possible.

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