MARISA'S MISSION, INC. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. Marisa's Mission has five programs that offer grants to qualified recipients.

If you or a family member would like to apply for assistance, please review and submit all of the following forms, along with a copy of the patient’s most recent tax return. Submissions cannot be reviewed until we have received all necessary forms and paperwork.

The Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of the month to consider completed applications. Please note that the Board does not meet in the months of April and May. Applications received prior to April 1 will be considered by the Board during that time period. Applications received after April 1 will be considered at the next Board meeting in June.


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  • Travel/Lodging Program

    Provides funds to assist with the cost of travel and lodging for patients and their families while undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Care Program

    Provides funds to assist with co-payments, health insurance premiums, home hospice care, private home care, medical equipment, wigs, alternative therapies and other expenses related to the care of the Applicant while undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Home Assistance Program

    Provides funds to assist with home expenses (such as mortgage payments, housecleaning, child care, groceries, landscaping/snow removal, household bills) while the Applicant is undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Trip/Event Program

    Provides funds to assist an Applicant who would like to take a special trip or go to a special event with their family to provide a family bonding experience while undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Medical Research Grant Program