Providing financial assistance to Arlington residents affected by cancer since 1998…

The Sanborn Foundation helps Arlington Massachusetts residents pay for expenses related to their cancer care and treatment. Since its inception, the Foundation has helped hundreds of Arlington MA residents pay for cancer-related expenses.

Examples of past grants include payments for items such as:

  • cancer medications
  • hospital and doctor co-payments
  • transportation
  • medical equipment such as a wheel-chair or lift chair
  • liquid food supplements
  • home health aide
  • hospice residence fee
  • house cleaning in preparation for stem-cell procedure
  • integrative therapies such as acupuncture  and massage
  • other expenses related to the cancer diagnosis

Applying for funds is very easy, find out how by visiting our How to Apply Page


  • News and Events

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  • Past Events and Highlights

    The Sanborn Foundation has been a proud sponsor of the following events:

    Feast of the East

    Pulling for Hope, Arlington

    Arlington Public School Tobacco Education Program

    Arlington Relay for Life

    Shoot for the Cure

    aCatpella Festival to Belt Out Cancer

    Bark for Life