Apply for a Grant to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer!


Do you have a cancer-related cause or project that needs funding? You can now apply for a grant from Mothers and Daughters Against Cancer!
Susan Highsmith Graveline, a two-time cancer survivor, founded MADAC in 1998 out of a desire to teach her then 8-year-old daughter Alex how to be active and positive in the fight against cancer. She, along with 15 other mother/daughter pairs, were the charter members of MADAC.
Since then, under the guidance of Susan, MADAC has raised more than $1 million for cancer-related issues and impacted numerous mother/daughter pairs.
"We've supported Relay for Life since the very beginning, since that's where we got our start. In fact, MADAC created the purple glove dance that now starts all the relays," Susan said. "We've also supported the American Cancer Society, the patient resource navigator at Gwinnett Medical and other organizations such as the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness program at Piedmont. We've provided college scholarships for cancer survivors as well."
Four years ago, MADAC became a Community Foundation fundholder in hopes of growing their giving capacity even more.
"We needed to find a more effective way to let people know about MADAC and also be able to grant requests. We felt that the Community Foundation would best serve those goals so we opened a fund here," Susan said. "Our goal is to grow the fund so we can provide even more grants for cancer-related issues. 
"We want make a difference in the fight against cancer on a local level throughout Gwinnett County and the surrounding area."
Distributions from MADAC's fund at the Community Foundation are made annually and help support local causes and projects that align with MADAC's mission.
For those seeking a grant for cancer-related issues, complete the grant application. To donate to MADAC's fund, contact the Community Foundation.
Want to know more about opening a fund at the Community Foundation? Contact Randy Redner at 770-813-3384 or .