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Now Accepting Proposals for the Judy Bradford Community Grant

The Women’s Health Team at Fenway Health is happy to announce a call for proposals for the Judy Bradford Community Grant. Fenway Health is a community health center in Boston that works to enhance the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to health care, education, research and advocacy. Fenway’s Women’s Health Team seeks to meet the healthcare needs of all individuals using its services, across the spectrum of identity, including lesbian, bisexual, queer, and heterosexual women, transgender women, people who identify as gender neutral or non-binary, and people on the transmasculine spectrum.

On Saturday, October 19th, the Women’s Health Team will host the 21st Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch, a celebration of women of color and their supporters whose lives have been affected by cancer. Started in 1999, the brunch is named in memory of Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” who battled cancer for 14 years. The theme for this year’s event is “Strength and Visibility” in honor of Lorde’s promise to affirm differences, to survive challenges, and to share resilience with other women.

At the event, we also honor Dr. Judy Bradford, a lifelong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community whose generous gift supports the brunch. As Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute from its inception in 2001, Judy was a pioneer and national leader in building a framework for LGBTQ-focused research and teaching. Judy was an activist, mother, scientist, wife, adventurer, and mentor whose contributions to the community will live on.

We celebrate her legacy through the Judy Bradford Community Grant to support cancer advocacy and address health disparities for marginalized communities.

The Judy Bradford Community Grant is a $2,500 grant that will fund a community-focused project/service that promotes cancer prevention, awareness, advocacy, and addresses health disparities among women of color and/or the LGBTQ+ community (or other marginalized communities such as cancer survivors, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, youth, youth, older individuals, etc.) in Massachusetts. The project must address demonstrated disparities that these marginalized communities encounter in the face of cancer.

Applications are due by midnight on on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Please review the Request for Proposals here.

Click here for the printable Judy Bradford Community Grant Application (PDF).

Need more information or have a question? Contact Dr. Alex Gonzalez at [email protected]

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