Charter

MISSION

To assist breast cancer patients currently undergoing debilitative cancer treatments by providing temporary financial assistance with basic needs such as rent, mortgage, and utilities expenses. The basis for this critical assistance will come from corporate donations, private donations, grants and certain fundraising efforts. BCAP chooses patients through a selection process that addresses specific needs. Once a recipient is chosen, the program will disburse funds directly to the vendor or supplier of these identified needs. Our goal is to assist patients in winning their battle against breast cancer. By diminishing financial stress related to the basic needs of the family, the breast cancer patients can direct their energy more effectively to the healing process.

CONSTRAINTS & ASSUMPTIONS

Our current financial plan requires that 5% of every dollar taken in from general donations, grants, or fundraising shall be invested in an endowment annuity. Specific earmarked donations may be stipulated for certain areas of operation, but not for specific patients. Budgets will be developed and approved by the Fund Board on an annual basis. No more than 15% of projected revenue will be allocated for general operating expenses. BCAP shall not carry on any activity not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

SCOPE

Patients selected for this program will have been positively diagnosed with breast cancer and will have come recommended to us by their oncologist. Currently, we are qualifying only patients who reside in Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner or Washington counties in Oklahoma. After undergoing the standard investigative procedure, final recipients will be selected by a majority vote of the Fund Board. 

Financial assistance will be supplied from the following list of possible expenses:

  • Rent
  • Mortgage
  • Electric utility
  • Natural gas (not propane service) utility 
  • Water

APPROACH

The Fund Board will meet once a month to review the candidate list of patient recipients and make the selection(s) for the following month’s payments, in accordance with budget constraints.

ORGANIZATION

The BCAP Fund will be administered by a standing slate of Officers, which includes the Chief Executive Officer, President, the Corporate Secretary, and the Chief Financial Officer.

Oversight will be provided by an elected Board of Directors consisting of fifteen (15) members plus the Chairman. 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of this organization to maintain an environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination.  BCAP Fund affords equal opportunity to all without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, national origin or other criteria protected by law. 

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