Now more than ever, we understand that breast cancer is a human issue. The millions of women in America who have encountered it can attest to that: women from every community, background, culture, ethnicity, educational status, income level, sexual orientation, ability and age. 

These women have shared the fight with men and non-binary patients too—and like you, we’re ready to lend a hand to all of them.

Check out these 12 amazing breast cancer charities we think everyone should know about.

12 Breast Cancer Nonprofits to Support Right Now 

1. Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

Support Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

The Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research is a nonprofit at the head of some of the most groundbreaking breast cancer research in the field. Although the work of their founder Dr. Otto Sartorius began in the 1970s, the foundation as it is known today opened its doors in 2004, and was renamed after Dr. Sartorius’ successor, the acclaimed Dr. Susan Love. Their “Love Research Army” consists of over 350,000 researchers whose work not only helps bring the world closer to a cure every day, but also helps connect communities with plain-language education that makes this research more accessible to all, as well as support services.

For donors who care about…

  • Pioneering, accelerated research
  • Diverse research teams and communities
  • Breast cancer education

How to Support the Dr. Susan Love Foundation

 2. Sisters Network Inc.

Support Sister’s Network Inc.

Sisters Network Inc. is a nonprofit uplifting Black breast cancer patients with stories of survival, multiple levels of support, and with a robust, nationwide community. Founded by four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Eubanks Jackson, Sisters Network Inc. focuses on raising awareness throughout the African American community, in part via education outreach programs, but by also supporting breast cancer patients financially. 

The nonprofit addresses a serious issue: Black breast cancer patients are more likely to die from breast cancer than white patients, even in spite of the fact that white Americans are more likely to be diagnosed than their Black neighbors. This is not okay. But Sisters Network Inc. is changing things, making waves to ensure that breast cancer education, prevention, support, treatment, rehabilitation—and one day, a cure—will be afforded to every American, equally.

For donors who care about…

  • Breast cancer awareness in the Black community
  • Educational outreach
  • Community and financial support for Black breast cancer patients

How to Support Sisters Network Inc.

3. Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer

Support Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer is a nonprofit whose mission is perfectly stated in its name: giving both breast cancer patients and their mothers a community to draw hope from. It was founded in 1995 by breast cancer survivor Lillie Shockney and her mother Charmayne Dierker, after Lillie—whose cancer journey was already rich with support services and communities—recognized that her mother needed support, too, yet had nowhere to turn. Aware that there must be thousands more worried mothers across the country watching their children endure cancer treatments, they founded the nonprofit together, giving mothers and daughters alike a community designed especially for them. They have served over 10,000 patients and families to date.

For donors who care about…

  • Supporting mothers during their daughters’ cancer
  • Supporting mother, daughter, and family bonds through cancer
  • Providing free 1:1 support and education

How to Support Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer

4. Breast Treatment Task Force

Support Breast Treatment Task Force

The Breast Treatment Task Force is a New York City-based nonprofit that helps citizens without health insurance find breast cancer care and support. Since 2006, the organization has provided more than $17 million in breast-health related services to patients in need, ranging from mammograms, to medical treatments and follow-up care. The Breast Treatment Task Force also serves the community via educational outreach programs and literature, making sure New Yorkers from all walks of life receive important, potentially life-saving information about breast heath.

For donors who care about…

  • Breast health for all New Yorkers
  • Free diagnostic services (mammograms) for uninsured patients
  • Increasing survival rates among the uninsured/low-income

How to Support the Breast Cancer Task Force

5. Keep A Breast

Support Keep A Breast Foundation

Keep A Breast is a nonprofit focused on pulling young and diverse people into the breast cancer conversation, and likewise shining a light on young, diverse breast cancer patients and survivors. Since 2005, Keep A Breast has educated millions as young as middle-school age about the importance of breast health and cancer prevention through initiatives that go beyond teaching about self-exams, but also about how to identify and avoid everyday products with toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer. Check out their free app, designed to make monthly self-exams a breeze. 

Bonus: In October, be sure to participate in their Fit 4 Prevention campaign! Workout studios across the country host workouts that raise donations for Keep A Breast, and help educate people about the major role exercise plays in preventing breast cancer. Learn how to host a workout yourself, or promote one.

For donors who care about…

  • Breast cancer issues among diverse populations
  • Educating young people about breast health
  • Increasing access to breast health care and education 

How to Support Keep A Breast

6. Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc.

Support Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc.

The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund is a nonprofit that has provided both new breast cancer researchers and established scientists with over $5 million in funding to date. The organization has mined insights from scientists and professionals across the medical field, including doctors working in obstetrics, preventative medicine, and radiology. They also provide diagnostic screenings, and rehabilitative support for women diagnosed with breast cancer.    

For donors who care about…

  • Funding breast cancer research
  • Diverse cancer research sources
  • Providing screenings and medical care breast cancer patients

How to Support the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc.

7. Metavivor

Support Metavivor Foundation

Metavivor is a nonprofit focused on serving women and others diagnosed with terminal (stage 4), metastatic breast cancer. They are also the only nonprofit exclusively funding metastatic breast cancer research. According to Metavivor, patients diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer have been historically underserved and unrecognized, and research funding for metastatic breast cancer has been minimal. Likewise, education about terminal breast cancer is lacking. Thanks to Metavivor, thousands of women living with terminal breast cancer now have the support they need—and hope for a future where stage 4 cancer is no longer a terminal diagnosis.

For donors who care about…

  • Metastatic breast cancer awareness
  • Supporting terminal breast cancer patients
  • Funding stage 4 breast cancer research

How to Support Metavivor

8. National Breast Cancer Foundation

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National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now by providing help and providing hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail, a 40-year breast cancer survivor. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make decisions about her health with few options. After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. NBCF helps empower women with the information and resources to take charge of their breast health.

They were also one of our Spotlight Nonprofits for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020! 

For donors who care about…

  • Equal access to breast health education and treatment
  • Funding breast cancer support groups nationwide
  • Increasing access to breast health education for young people

How to Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation

9. American Breast Cancer Foundation

Support American Breast Cancer Foundation or ABCF

The American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is a nonprofit focused on helping uninsured and underserved Americans prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer. They also pour a large portion of their resources into making comprehensive breast health education more accessible, from screenings to treatment and recovery—even for men. The ABCF provides breast cancer patients and their families with financial support as well: to date, across over 40,000 grants, some 1,300 of those grants have resulted in early cancer detection and treatment. 

For donors who care about…

  • Providing financial support to patients in need
  • Funding easy-to-access, comprehensive breast health education
  • Breast cancer awareness for all people, regardless of gender

How to Support the American Breast Cancer Foundation

10. Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit leading the way in metastatic breast cancer research funding—a critical research field that has historically been underserved. Currently considered the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S., the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is at the forefront of ensuring that metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer will no longer be considered a terminal diagnosis. They work to help tell the stories of breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families, and are always on the lookout for the most promising breast cancer research and scientists, to help fund and accelerate our journey towards a cure.

For donors who care about…

  • Metastatic breast cancer research
  • Funding the most promising and innovative research 
  • Spotlighting the stories of cancer patients and their families

How to Support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

11. Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Support Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered or (FORCE)

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is a nonprofit supporting those facing the reality that, due to genetic mutations or heredity, a future cancer diagnosis might be an inevitability. Though also focused on legislative advocacy and research-funding, FORCE’s education and empowerment resources are vast: their website alone boasts an immense wealth of information for everyone, including those who are simply worried that cancer might be a hereditary issue for them, as well as information for men, special populations, a post-mastectomy photo gallery, and more.

For donors who care about…

  • Funding a wealth of education
  • Legislative action
  • Support for those dealing with hereditary cancer

How to Support Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

12. The Male Breast Cancer Coalition

Support The Male Breast Cancer Coalition

The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (also known as the Bret Miller T1 Foundation) is one of a small collection of nonprofits focused solely on supporting male breast cancer patients, raising awareness, and supporting research that will one day help cure breast cancer for all. Perhaps their most outstanding work—in addition to their efforts to build a community and fund male breast cancer research—is their collection of patient stories, which includes stories of both survivors, and those whose memories continue to inspire the work of the organization today. 1 in 10 breast cancer diagnoses will be given to men: donations to the Male Breast Cancer Coalition help make sure every breast cancer patient will have a community to call their own.

For donors who care about…

  • Raising awareness about male breast cancer
  • Sharing stories and inspiring communities
  • Funding breast cancer research

How to Support the Male Breast Cancer Coalition

  • Donate directly
  • Shop pins and shirts 
  • Shop and donate your cash back with Giving Assistant (Your donations will go to the Bret Miller T1 Foundation, parent of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition)

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