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The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps individuals with their essential living expenses while they undergo treatment for cancer. Cancer patients are able to receive assistance from the Foundation for their non-medical bills, such as overdue rent, mortgage, utility bills and car payments. This financial assistance immediately impacts cancer patients and their families in communities throughout Florida, allowing them to focus on their recovery.
Providing non-medical, financial assistance to adults undergoing cancer treatment in Florida to allow them to focus on fighting cancer.
A cancer diagnosis can change everything. For some, it may mean the added stress of financial hardship. Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was created to help patients who need financial assistance while undergoing treatment. The Foundation allows those fighting cancer to concentrate on recovery rather than their overdue rent, mortgage, electric, or water bill.
The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation (FCSF) was established in January 2011 by a group of FCS physicians who personally seeded the fund with a generous gift of $500,000. These dollars were deposited in a corporate donor-advised fund and administered by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Venice, FL. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation, at FCS management request, awarded grants and sponsorships to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations with cancer missions, such as American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and Naples Community Hospital.
Through a merger with Gulf Coast Oncology (GCO) Group of Pinellas County in 2011, Florida Cancer Specialists inherited a 501(c)(3) Foundation established by that practice in 2009. And in February 2012, all accounts were transferred to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation.
Foundation operations were moved from St. Anthony’s clinic office in St. Petersburg, Florida to the FCS corporate headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida in May 2012. And by November 2012, organizational facets of the Foundation were in place with the mission of providing non-medical financial assistance and support to qualified cancer patients in the state of Florida. Due to the generosity of the Florida Cancer Specialists physicians in covering all overhead expenses for the Foundation, 100% of donations received go directly towards paying the essential non-medical living expenses of an adult battling cancer.
July 2014 marked the official re-launch of the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation in Sarasota, Florida. The Volunteer Program was initiated and paid staff and volunteers began working together to provide assistance and support to individuals who have cancer.
The Foundation has grown exponentially since its inception and to date, we have awarded close to $7 million in grants to cancer patients in need.
The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization as designated by the IRS. The Foundation’s EIN number is 20-4616813. The Foundation is also registered in the State of Florida, Registration No. CH24320. A copy of the official State registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352 within the State of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.
Link to Application: https://www.regpack.com/reg/templates/build/?g_id=100904117
If you would like to apply for funding in 2020, please click the button below.
If you do not have access to a computer, the Financial Counselors at your Oncologist’s office can assist you with applying electronically.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-677-7183. Please bear in mind, we experience a high volume of incoming calls. If you do not get through, please leave a detailed message and we will return your call as quickly as possible.
Be actively undergoing cancer treatment in Florida or within 90 days of your final treatment date.
Be a current Florida resident.
Have an annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines – see table below. (Will be required to provide bank statements and proof of income.)
Have less than $5,000 in total household liquid assets.
Complete and submit an online application for assistance and all required support documentation.
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The types of bills that can be paid include:
Rent or mortgage payments
Utilities – electricity and water and sewer
One phone bill – either landline or cell
Car payments or insurance for one car
If you share bills with an individual who is not a part of your household, FCSF may pay your share.
Medical expenses (including prescriptions)
Entertainment (TV, Internet, etc.)
Personal or student loans
All grants are paid by check and mailed directly to the entity, landlord or company and NOT to the patient.