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The Pink Shamrock donates all profits, after taxes, from the sale of Pink Shamrock goods and donations to charitable purposes to offer hope and grace to those in need with breast cancer. Grants are awarded annually to a wide range of organizations. Eligible organizations include any tax-exempt organization that supports underserved women with breast cancer. Currently, the Pink Shamrock Foundation is accepting proposals from the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Proposals will be received from September 1st to October 1st. Grants are awarded by October 31st.

Support:

  • The mission of the Pink Shamrock Foundation is to ensure that all women — especially those with limited funds and resources — have access to the support they need to fight breast cancer.
  • We support outreach services for underserved women with breast cancer by providing grants to dedicated individuals and organizations in the field.
  • Our aim is to support women’s diverse physical, mental and emotional needs, and to ensure all women are treated with compassion, respect and dignity, as they go through treatment for breast cancer.
  • The Pink Shamrock Foundation supports basic yet critical concerns of the poor while facing breast cancer. We provide funding for support items that often “fall between the gaps” of other programs or treatment plans.
  • We seek to offer women caring support, peace of mind, grace and dignity during their struggle with breast cancer.
We do NOT provide grants for screening, diagnosis and treatment, as we recognize there are hundreds of other highly esteemed organizations that address these needs. Instead, we have chosen to support an area of need that often goes overlooked, or is perhaps even seen as frivolous to families of limited means.


Grant History
Through 2011 the Pink Shamrock has given over $100,000 with a specific focus on services that fall between the cracks. During that time period we have also built our Endowment to over $100,000. Our endowment continues to enable us to grow our giving on an annual basis while providing for future needs in our communities. Our most recent grants are below:

 

    2016: $27,100
  • Because There is Hope $3,000
  • Casting for Recovery $2,000
  • CHAS $ 500
  • CCS- Sandpoint $3,000
  • Hospice $4,000
  • Kootenai Health $3,000
  • Native Project $1,500
  • Providence Spokane $3,500
  • Providence Walla Walla $2,600
  • Shoshone Cancer Wallace $1,000
  • YMCA Spokane $3,000

    2015: $26,800
  • Because There is Hope (Spokane) $3000
  • Casting for Recovery (Lewiston) $1000
  • CHAS (Spokane) $500
  • Community Cancer Services (Sandpoint) $3000
  • Hospice (Spokane )$4000
  • Kootenai Health Foundation (CdA) $3000
  • Native Project (Spokane) $1600
  • Providence Health Care (Spokane) $3000
  • Providence St Mary Foundation (Walla Walla)  $2600
  • St. Joseph Family Center(Spokane) $2600
  • YMCA (Spokane) $2500 

    2014: $24,550
  • Because There Is Hope (Spokane) $3000
  • Casting for Recovery (Lewiston) $1000
  • Community Cancer Services (Sandpoint) $3000
  • Hospice of Spokane   $4000
  • INHS (Spokane)  $2000
  • Kootenai Health Foundation (CdA) $2500
  • Lake Roosevelt Community Health (Inchelium)  $2250
  • Native Project (Spokane) $1600
  • Priest Communities Care (Priest River)$1000
  • Providence St. Mary Foundation (Walla Walla) $1700
  • St. Joseph Family Health (Spokane) $2500

    2013:  $22,500
  • Because There is Hope  $1000
  • Casting for Recovery (Lewiston)  $1000
  • Community Cancer Services (Sandpoint) $2500
  • Hospice of Spokane  $2500
  • Inland Northwest Health Services $2000
  • Kootenai Health Foundation  $2500
  • Lourdes Health Network (Pasco) $2000
  • Native Health $2500
  • Priest Communities Care (Priest River) $500
  • Providence Regional Cancer Center $3500
  • St. Joseph Family Center $2500

  • 2012: $15,500
  • American Cancer Society  $2000
  • Casting for Recovery (Lewiston)  $1000
  • Community Cancer Services (Sandpoint) $2500
  • Hospice of Spokane $2000
  • Kootenai Health Foundation (CdA) $2500
  • Priest Communities Care (Priest River) $500
  • Providence Regional Cancer Center $2500
  • St. Joseph Family Center  $2500

    2011: $20,750
  • American Cancer Society $1500
  • Cancer Patient Care $2750
  • Casting for Recovery (Lewiston) $1000
  • Community Cancer Services (Sandpoint) $2500
  • Hospice of Spokane $1000
  • Kootenai Health Foundation, Inc. (CDA) $2000
  • Native Health of Spokane $1500
  • Providence Regional Cancer Center (Spokane) $2000
  • Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center (Walla Walla) $1500
  • Providence VNA Home Health $2000
  • St. Joseph Family Center $2000
  • Spokane Tribal Health Program (Wellpinit) $1600


    2010: $19,600
  • American Cancer Society: $1500
    They will use the funds to provide gas vouchers and transportation needs of the underserved for transportation needs to and from cancer treatments. They served over 90 patients with last year’s funds from us. They will also supply wigs, prosthesis, scarves, etc. to the underserved, last year they helped 85 patients with these items utilizing our funds.
  • Cancer Patient Care: $6500
    This year concludes our $20,000 pledge to their Guardians of Hope Campaign. The additional $1500 will be used for a special project, the Pink Shamrock Swim Form Project. This will allow up to 15 women to participate in an ongoing wellness program in conjunction with the YWCA.
  • Community Cancer Services – Sandpoint, ID: $2,100
    Community Cancer services will use the money to help fund their ongoing education, information, and support services to the more than 50,000 residents of Bonner and Boundary Counties in North Idaho. They assisted over 250 clients with their Enriched Recovery Program last year.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1000
    Hospice uses the funds to help clients suffering from terminal breast cancer. This money will help pay for 6 or 7 days of Hospice care.
  • Kootenai Health Foundation: $2,000
    They will use the funds we provided for emergency support for patients at the Kootenai Cancer Center during treatment. It helps pay for non-covered items such as transportation, gas, and other essential items.
  • Native Project: $1,500
    Native Health of Spokane is an urban Indian Health clinic meeting the primary health needs of the underserved and uninsured in Spokane and Spokane County. The funds will be used to help Indian women fighting breast cancer with primary needs such as wigs, transportation to the clinic, skin care and self care products, and prepared meals for them and their families.
  • Providence Regional Cancer Center: $1500
    The 2010 funds will be used to support uninsured and underinsured women with many needed items such as wigs, transportation, urgent support medicine and counseling. They are receiving over 250 newly diagnosed breast patients each year.
  • Providence VNA Home Health: $2,000
    The money will be used to help provide home health service to women with breast cancer who are unable to pay.
  • St. Joseph Family Center: $1,500
    They provide Breast Cancer Survivor Retreats to women battling breast cancer. The retreats provide group support, massage, reflexology, meals and a weekend of relaxation.

  • 2009: $13,000
  • Cancer Patient Care: $6,000
    We provided $5,000 to their Guardians of Hope Campaign and an additional $1,000 for the breast cancer support group needs.
  • Providence Cancer Center: $1,500
    We provided to a fund that enable individual counselors to identify needs and provide dollars for those women. This could include medication, transportation, child care or personal care items.
  • Visiting Nurses Association: $2,000
    We provided funding for several nurses to visit the homes of women who needed home assistance and do not have the means or health insurance to pay for it.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1,000
    We provided 14 days of care for terminally ill women with breast cancer who did not have insurance.
  • American Cancer Society: $1,000
    We provided funding for a new cancer resource center to be located at 2 different hospitals to help educate women with limited resources of all the services that are available in our communities.
  • Cancer Care Services of Sandpoint: $1,500
    We provided funding to support a cancer boutique which has multiple items a woman going through treatment may need during that time.

  • 2008: $13,000
  • Cancer Patient Care: $6,000
    We provided $5,000 to their Guardians of Hope Campaign and an additional $1,000 for the breast cancer support services.
  • Providence Cancer Center: $1,500
    We provided to a fund that enable individual counselors to identify needs and provide dollars for those women. This could include medication, transportation, child care or personal care items.
  • Visiting Nurses Association: $1,000
    We provided funding for several nurses to visit the homes of women who needed home assistance and do not have the means or health insurance to pay for it.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1,000
    We provided 14 days of care for terminally ill women with breast cancer who did not have insurance.
  • American Cancer Society: $1,000
    We provided funding for a new cancer resource center to be located at 2 different hospitals to help educate women with limited resources of all the services that are available in our communities.
  • Cancer Care Services of Sandpoint: $1,500
    We provided funding to support a cancer boutique which has multiple items a woman going through treatment may need during that time.
  • Toni Maries at Sacred Heart: $1,000
    We provided funding for wigs, hats, and other self —esteem products for medically underserved patients.

  • 2007: $10,000
  • Cancer Patient Care: $5,000
    We provided $5,000 to their Guardians of Hope Campaign and an additional $1,000 for the breast cancer support group needs.
  • Providence Cancer Center: $1,500
    We provided to a fund that enable individual counselors to identify needs and provide dollars for those women. This could include medication, transportation, child care or personal care items.
  • Visiting Nurses Association: $1,000
    We provided funding for several nurses to visit the homes of women who needed home assistance and do not have the means or health insurance to pay for it.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1,000
    We provided 14 days of care for terminally ill women with breast cancer who did not have insurance.
  • Cancer Care Services of Sandpoint: $1,000
    We provided funding to support a cancer boutique which has multiple items a woman going through treatment may need during that time.
  • Toni Maries at Sacred Heart: $500
    We provided funding for wigs, hats, and other self —esteem products for medically underserved patients.

  • 2006: $8,000
  • Cancer Patient Care: $1,500
    We provided $1,500 to Cancer Patient Care to provide transportation vouchers, food, and wigs to people suffering from breast cancer.
  • Providence Cancer Center: $1,500
    We provided to a fund that enable individual counselors to identify needs and provide dollars for those women. This could include medication, transportation, child care or personal care items.
  • Visiting Nurses Association: $1,000
    We provided funding for several nurses to visit the homes of women who needed home assistance and do not have the means or health insurance to pay for it.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1,000
    We provided 14 days of care for terminally ill women with breast cancer who did not have insurance.
  • Cancer Care Services of Sandpoint: $1,000
    We provided funding to support a cancer boutique which has multiple items a woman going through treatment may need during that time.
  • Toni Maries at Sacred Heart: $1,000
    We provided funding for wigs, hats, and other self —esteem products for medically underserved patients.
  • Community Health of Spokane: $1,000
    We assisted in transportation and prescriptions for their breast cancer patients.

  • 2005: $7,000
  • Providence Cancer Center: $1,000
    We supplied pain medications for those who could not afford them while waiting for medicade.
  • Visiting Nurses Association: $1,000
    We funded several nurses to visit the homes of women who needed home assistance who do not have the means or health insurance to pay for it.
  • Cancer Patient Care: $1,000
    We assisted with expensive prescriptions, counseling, nutritional supplements, and emergency financial assistance.
  • Native Project: $1,000
    We assisted in the care of Native Americans struggling with breast cancer.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1,000 — We provided 14 days of care for terminally ill women with breast cancer who did not have insurance.
  • Toni Maries at Sacred Heart: $1,000
    We provided funding for wigs, hats, and other self —esteem products for medically underserved patients.
  • Community Health of Spokane: $1,000
    We assisted in transportation and prescriptions for their breast cancer patients.

  • 2004: $6,800
  • Individual Assistance: $500
  • We supplied an emergency grant to an individual who needed assistance in her recovery with a medical procedure.
  • Providence Cancer Center: $1,000
    We supplied pain medications for those who could not afford them while waiting for medi-cade. Another woman received a wig that she could not afford.
  • Visiting Nurses Association: $1,000
    We funded several nurses to vist the homes of women who needed home assistance who do not have the means or health insurance to pay for it.
  • Cancer Patient Care: $1,000
    We assisted with expensive prescriptions, counseling, nutritional supplements, and emergency financial assistance.
  • Peoples Clinic: $1,300
    We provided check-ups for six medically underserved women with breast cancer.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1000 - We provided 14 days of care for terminally ill women with breast cancer who did not have insurance.
  • Positive Image Center at Sacred Heart: $1,000. We supplied wigs, hats, and self esteem products for several women using the Positive Image Center.

  • 2003: $5,000
  • Visiting Nurses Association: $500
    We funded several nurses to vist the homes of women who needed home assistance who do not have the means or health insurance to pay for it.
  • Native Health: $500
    We assisted in the treatment of Native Americans struggling with breast cancer.
  • Hospice of Spokane: $1,000
    We provided seven days of care for terminally ill women with breast cancer who did not have insurance.
  • Cancer Patient Care: $1,000
    We provided wigs, prescription care, food supplements, emergency financial assistance, prostheses and transportation to medical appointments.
  • Spokane Regional Health District: $1,000
    We funded transportation for medically underserved people for treatment.
  • Providence Cancer Center: $1,000
  • We provided assistance to patients with bus passes, motel stays during treatment, and airfare for a client who could not afford to get to treatment without it.
 

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