Anita Tarr Turk Fund


The Anita Tarr Turk Fund for Breast Cancer Research was established in October 2011 as an endowed field of interest fund. Its purpose is to distribute grants annually to one or more charitable, educational or scientific organizations conducting top-level research searching for the cause of, and cure for, breast cancer.

Anita Tarr Turk encouraged the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC)’s board to consider grants to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and the California Breast Cancer Research Program. The Fund may also consider proposals from organizations conducting similar research. Due to the narrow field of interest and suggested organizations in the fund’s establishing documents, organizations are invited to share research projects for CFMC to consider.

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Anita Tarr Turk Fund at a Glance

Grant Amount $50,000/year for multi-year
Application Deadline TBA 2025
Scope and Characteristics Nonprofit organizations conducting scientific research for the cause of and cure for breast cancer
Application and Reporting Online application and reporting
Funding Decisions Announced December


Grants from the Anita Tarr Turk Fund for Breast Cancer Research are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. This fund gives priority to the organizations of interest to Anita Tarr Turk, including:
• Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
• Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
• California Breast Cancer Research Program

The Fund may consider proposals from similar organizations.


Please review the application questions, and then apply for a grant.

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Grant recipients will be expected to provide a mid-term progress and mid-term expense report, as well as a final written and expense report.

Recent Grants

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation High-Throughput Biomimetic Screening of T Cell Activation for Breast Cancer Treatments (three-yr) $150,000