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

    *  Writing our Way through Cancer  * September 17 – October 22  * (6) Tuesdays from 10:00am to noon  * Arlington Senior Center

    FREE for Sanborn recipients

    Facilitated by Pamela Powell, Arlington writer, cancer survivor and Sanborn recipient

    To find meaning and purpose in cancer through writing together. For those who find themselves somewhere on the ‘cancer journey,’ whether they consider themselves writers or not. This is an opportunity to explore the terrain of cancer in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Contact Pamela for more information or to register:  call or text: 781-646-6708.




  • 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