Grant Process

Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that stages an annual fashion “runway” event in the Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia to raise funds for national breast cancer research and local patient assistance programs.  Each year, Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. dedicates the proceeds from its runway show to both 1) a national organization conducting research to end breast cancer through a direct donation and 2) grants to 501(c)(3) community-based breast cancer non-profit organizations in the local Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area that provide support services to breast cancer warriors.  Our grantees are awarded in April of each year, and announced in advance of our runway show, which is held in September or October.

To be considered for a grant, please fill out the Grant Application Form below.  Once submitted, it will go through a review process before funding is considered.  We may call finalists for interviews before final approval and you will be notified by email when a decision is made to either fund or decline your request for the current funding year.

If funds are awarded, Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. will require you to sign a co-marketing partnership agreement, which will include details on how we expect to work with our grant recipients.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of organizations do you fund?
Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. provides grants to organization, primarily 501(c)(3) or equivalent, that provide local or regional services to breast cancer warriors as outlined in our mission statement at

How do I apply to Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. for funding?
Fill out our grant application and submit it.

How are grants recipients selected?
Applications will be reviewed by the Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. Board.  Selection is based on organizations that provide support services for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, their history of outreach and success, and overall goals and objectives.

My agency is based outside of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  Can we apply?
Unfortunately, we do not fund organizations not located in the Washington, D.C. area.  Our Board of Directors made a deliberate decision to help fund organizations providing local/regional support services to breast cancer warriors.

We are a non-profit that supports another type of cancer.  Can we receive funding?
Although we would like to help, Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. raises funds to help those diagnosed with breast cancer.  Please visit the American Cancer Society for resources that may assist with other types of cancer.

For Individuals with Breast Cancer
If you are an individual diagnosed with breast cancer and need help, contact us.  While we do not provide direct funding to individuals, we can connect you to a local/regional supporting organization.