The AVON Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 with a mission to promote or aid charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on those activities that improve the lives of women and their families.
The foundation works for two causes:
- Stand together against breast cancer
- Speak out against domestic violence
- Fund the most promising work;
- Convene its grantees, partners and other thought leaders to collaborate and share best practices for improved outcomes;
- Initiate new directions and innovative projects to accelerate progress; and
- Educate the general public and key audiences to drive and change behavior to achieve its mission goals.
- Avon Safety Net Program: Through this program the foundation has awarded 345 grants totaling $120 million to a network of more than 100 hospitals across the country that help women and men who might fall through the cracks of the healthcare system gain access to quality breast cancer services.
- Avon Breast Health Outreach Program: Through this program the foundation has awarded 1,430 grants to community-based organizations, covering every state in the United States, to help educate people about how they can get the breast cancer care they need and ensure their access to quality screening.
- Eligible Organizations
- The Avon Foundation provides grants to organizations and institutions working to advance breast cancer research, treatment and education, and to those focused on reducing domestic violence and partner abuse.
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