Integrative Cancer Care
Integrative Cancer Care combines the best of western medicine and evidence-based complementary approaches and lifestyle practices to achieve optimal health and healing for individuals living with cancer. It enables individuals who live with cancer and their families to experience the potential for extended life with greater depth and quality.
This holistic approach:
- Puts the patient at the center, empowering the individual to be fully informed and active in his or her own health and healthcare options.
- Targets the tumor while optimizing the health of the person with cancer in mind, body, and spirit.
- Expands the tools and approaches available to include complementary therapies and lifestyle practices to enhance the effects of cancer treatments, reduce treatment side effects, improve quality of life, and, when possible, to extend life.
The Scheidel Foundation invests in the evolution of the field of integrative cancer care. We take applications by invitation only.
Interested applicants are asked to review the following:
- “What We Fund” and “What We Don’t Fund” criteria below
- The General Funding Guidelines on the What We Support page
- Our recent grants at the bottom of this page.
If you feel that our priorities are strongly aligned, we encourage you to use the Contact Us form to introduce your work for consideration.
What We Fund
We support initiatives that aim to:
- Increase awareness, understanding, and adoption of integrative cancer care practices among health practitioners and patients. These efforts may be aimed at the mainstream medical community or a broader audience of patients or practitioners.
- Promote credible, evidence-based information and practices.
- Expand the field to a large scale audience, typically with national or international reach.
This work can occur through single or multi-year grants and is not limited to organizations located in or impacting specific geographic area within the United States.
What We Don’t Fund
- Centers, programs and services that provide integrative cancer care services directly to patients.
- Clinical research projects.
Examples of Recent Grants
Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) – $45,000 – A 1-year grant to SIO to create interactive education modules for new anxiety and depression guidelines for oncology professionals as part of a partnership with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Oncology Association for Naturopathic Physicians, Inc (OncANP) – $25,000 – A 1-year grant to OncANP to further enhance the membership-based KNOW database, which shares current best evidence on the use of nutrition and natural health products in oncology.
Oncio CIC – $25,000 – A 1-year grant for further expansion of the ONCIO App through added content and staff capacity.