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Grant Making

The Avon Foundation for Women awarded a total of $43.6 million for grants and programs in 2010 to advance breast cancer research and access to care programs; fund domestic violence education, direct service and prevention programs; and fund emergency and disaster relief.  Grants in the mission areas of breast cancer and domestic violence are awarded through a selective application process guided by external experts. The Scientific Advisory Board of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade provides assessments and recommendations on breast cancer grant proposals while the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program manages the grants for community-based education and outreach efforts with advice from a diverse  panel of community experts.  Grants for the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program are reviewed and assessed by the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee.

Strategic guidance for the Avon Foundation, fiduciary responsibility and final decisions on grant making are among the responsibilities of the Avon Foundation Board of Directors.

Current and past independent financial audits, IRS forms 990, and complete lists of grants for the Avon Foundation are available on the Avon Foundation website.

To maximize the impact of funds and encourage collaboration among its grantees, the Avon Foundation for Women stipulates the need for research recipients to share knowledge and best practices with others. To drive the success of the outreach and education programs, ongoing technical assistance is provided through the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program to community-based grant recipients.

View Avon's 2010 grants by program area, as well as grants of prior years and by quarter for the current year, by clicking here.

Reese Witherspoon with the CancerCare grant recipientAvon Foundation honorary co-chair, Reese Witherspoon with the CancerCare representative.

$44 million
in 2010 - more than
$800 million
to date