LIVESTRONG COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECT
The LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project (CIP) replicates programs that have demonstrated success in supporting people affected by cancer within one city, state or region of the United States. Using replicable programs that are proven to be effective has allowed us to eliminate the cost of developing new programs and allows for more immediate implementation of programs to help cancer survivors and their families.
CIP involves three primary phases.
Organizations apply to have their programs replicated across the United States through CIP.
Next, hospitals, cancer centers, universities and community-based organizations may apply to bring one or more of the Model Programs to their community. Selected organizations will receive training and funds to implement each program. Once the application period is closed, applications are vetted and depending on their location, community served and demonstrated need for the Model Program(s), chosen for the third phase of CIP.
The third phase of CIP involves an interactive voting campaign where the LIVESTRONG community votes to determine where program funding goes. Selected programs are then funded through the E. Lee Walker Award for national expansion.
To date more than 500 organizations have participated in the voting process garnering over one million votes since 2010.
The Foundation’s RFP for the 2014 Community Impact Project is currently open. The application will close on September 1, 2013, at 5 p.m. CT. If you are interested in more information on how your organization might apply please email us at: Community@LIVESTRONG.org.