compassionate care grants

About the Program

Kitsap Cancer Services offers one-time grants of up to $500 to those cancer patients who are financially in need. These grants help to bridge a gap in helping to pay for utilities, rents, gas for transportation, groceries, medications, and medical specialty items.  This also includes those patients requiring emergency dental treatment prior to receiving radiation or chemotherapy.

Who are Eligible

Men, women, non-binary, and families of children regardless of cancer type (excepting those patients on long-term hormonal therapy beyond six-months of final treatment.)

Those who are within a six-month window of active treatment, specifically surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.


Those who have an individual or household income at or below 250% of the current Federal Poverty Line.

Applicants must be residing in Kitsap County or, if living outside the county, must be receiving treatment in a Kitsap County oncology treatment center. 

How it Works

Those patients financially in need, meeting the above qualifications, must contact their Oncology Social Worker or Nurse Navigator from the facility in which they are receiving (or have been receiving treatment). If the social worker deems the patient eligible, a specific application is filled out and signed off by the participating professional health care worker.  Once the application is received by KCS, assuming all aspects are correctly and legibly filled out, patients can receive checks by mail within days.