The O’Callaghan Resource Integrated Oncology Network (ORION) Grant Fund provides financial assistance to eligible individuals, living in Southern Nevada, unable to afford the basics of daily living while undergoing treatment for cancer.  In 2012, ORION was established in honor of former Nevada Governor Mike O’Callaghan and First Lady Carolyn O’Callaghan, both cancer survivors and well known for their compassion and lifelong pursuit to help those in need.


Patients undergoing cancer treatment may experience long hospital stays and missed work days which often result in financial crisis. ORION Grant Fund was established to help lessen the financial burden resulting from medical crisis by offering grant funding for basic living needs.

Eligible applicants may receive assistance with expenses UP TO and NOT to exceed $1,500 in a 12 month period. A completed application does NOT guarantee funding. A private governing board reviews all requests and approves based on need and grant monies available.

Types of Grant Assistance Considered:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® helps ORION support breast cancer patients

Through a special breast cancer program made possible by the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, ORION provides resources to assist current breast cancer patients with household bills, as well as help uninsured patients obtain screening mammograms and/or assist with insurance co-pays.


Funds are managed and approved by a governing grant donor board. If requests are declined, applicants are free to apply again, but as in all grant awards or declines, reasons for declines will not be provided. 


Please read grant directions carefully and complete all information before submitting for review. Incomplete applications will be denied without review.

NVCCF offers over 45 programs and services AT NO COST for critically ill children, caregivers, and adults touched by cancer living in Southern Nevada.  NVCCF is not affiliated with any national organizations and therefore relies on the Southern Nevada community for financial support of its programs and services.