There are four major priorities within the SPARC Grants, and applicants may choose to address one.
It is the primary objective of Pfizer and UICC to empower women living with advanced breast cancer to lead productive lives with a high quality of life at the patient level, the local level, and the systems level, and to strive to reduce the incidence of de novo advanced disease. Organizations that propose new programs or to meet new goals will be considered; (funding is not available for projects already being run by an organization).
Faced with such a massive burden of disease globally, we must better understand response methods, metrics and evaluation of success, transferability, and sustainability. Thus, the core granting priority is impact – the ways in which the proposed program or initiative will not only fill gaps in the cascade or services and wraparound services but also how gains will be measured and maintained. Thus, an applicant’s ability to demonstrate or explain how their initiative will create lasting change is a central focus of the selection criteria. Furthermore, an applicants ability to explain how that change will be maintained over time will also be evaluated. Preference may be given to those organizations that can provide examples of how they have implemented impactful programs in the past, measured outcomes, and sustained progress over time.