Our Funders

The Latino Cancer Institute (TLCI) acknowledges the growing number of funders who make our work possible. These grants and donations allow TLCI to meet its aims to develop and share best practices, collaborate in research, and drive policy to increase Latino cancer service agencies capacity to address cancer concerns in our communities around the country

Corporate and Institutional Donors

2019 California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine – Office of the Governor of the State of California – $3MIL, 3YR Grant Award

The project, Reducing Cancer Disparities through Innovative Community-Academic Partnership to Advance Access and Delivery of Precision Medicine in Monterey County, will focus on improving access and effectiveness of precision medicine for low-income and racial/ethnic minorities living in Monterey County and diagnosed with breast, prostate, colon and lung cancers. The Latino Cancer Institute is teamed with SPHERE (Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity), the Stanford Cancer Institute, the Cancer Patients Alliance, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas and Pacific Cancer Care on this unique project. 23 institutions vied for these grants and only 3 were awarded. Click here to read more about this grant.


2019 Pfizer – $5,000

To support the official launch of The Latino Cancer Institute and its Inaugural Forum, Reports from the Field, San Francisco Hilton, September 20, 2019.


2019 American Cancer Society, CA – $2,500

To support the official launch of The Latino Cancer Institute and its Inaugural Forum, Reports from the Field, San Francisco Hilton, September 20, 2019.


Jeffrey and Holly Ullman Donor Advised Fund – $10,000

This donation will apply to the operations and continuing development of The Institute.


2018 University of California at San Francisco, Mt Zion Health Fund – $48,000

This research project, Latino Community Education Tool on Hereditary Breast Cancer, launched in partnership with Laura Fejerman, Ph.D., Fejerman Labs, UCSF, was funded to develop and test a hereditary breast cancer. It includes a training curriculum for community health workers (CHW’s) aka promotores, and educational materials for the Latina public. An initial grant from the California Breast Cancer Research Program helped launch the research in 2017.

2018 Genentech – $48,500

This grant also supports the development of the Hereditary Breast Cancer Toolkit.

2018 Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE) – $15,000

This research grant, Developing An Online Training Mechanism for a Guided, Bilingual Learning Program for Latinas on Hereditary Breast Cancer, was launched in partnership with Co-PI, Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, Faculty Director, Stanford Cancer Institute Community Outreach and Engagement Program. The funding allowed TLCI to explore and build a draft site of an online training portal to ultimately support Latino cancer service agencies’ training of their community health workers aka promotores. The portals first training module will pilot test the Hereditary Breast Cancer Toolkit beginning in mid to late 2019.

2018 Kaiser Permanente – $20,000

Operating Fund Grant

2018 California Endowment – $10,000

Operating Fund Grant

2018 The Brandwynne Fund – $5,000
Granted in the name of labor lawyer, Al Meyerhoff, called a legal voice for the poor by the New York Times. Meyerhoff, 61, the husband of TLCI National Advisory Council member, Marcia Brandwynne, died in 2008 of complications from leukemia. This grant supports TLCI’s web development.

2017 Precision Medicine for the Underserved Challenge – Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved – $15,000
This grant, A Community Approach to Increase Knowledge and Engagement In Precision Medicine, was awarded to develop a marketing and dissemination plan for The Latino Cancer Institute to advance precision medicine awareness and engagement in the Latino community. It will be utilized in concert with our Online Training Portal to drive TLCI membership which includes access to the training portal.

Individual Donors

Paul Gleason
James Hackett
Jeffrey and Holly Ullman Donor Advised Fund

Special Projects Partners

2019 Lazarex Cancer Foundation – $12,475

This project, Survey of English and Spanish Speaking Clinical Trials Patients, aims to understand the Latino patient clinical trial experience and how to improve it; learn from the Latino patient clinical trial experience how to increase knowledge, culturally tailor education, outreach, and recruitment; and develop an adaptable model of community engagement for other diverse communities.