Current Partner Programs


Sole Ryeders & Friends continuously seeks to identify Westchester County based cancer-related  programs in need of support.  In the fourth quarter of each calendar year, we request proposals from a limited number of organizations whose missions are aligned with ours.  We look for innovative initiatives with strong leadership and the ability to reach a significant number of people over an extended period of time. Organizations interested in being considered for a Sole Ryeders grant should email us at .  If we agree that there’s a potential fit, the organization will be encouraged to complete and submit our ‘Grant Proposal Application’ by December 31st of the calendar year.  The proposals are reviewed in January and grant decisions are made in early February.  Grantees are required to submit our ‘Grant Progress Report’ by October 15th of the year that the grant is awarded. Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations with 501C(3) classifications from the Internal Revenue Service.  Grants are not allocated to individuals and Sole Ryeders does not provide funds to influence legislation or elections. If you are interested in more information about our grantmaking process, please email us at _______________________________________________________


Sole Ryeders & Friends currently partners with the following organizations to support specific efforts that are aligned with the mission of Sole Ryeders. Our goal is to work with our non-profit partners to identify unmet needs in our community and support and/or help establish programs to meet these needs.

 The Wig Exchange – The Gift of Hair From Women Who’ve Been There: Founded by Sole Ryeders, the goal of this program is to provide women undergoing chemotherapy with high quality wigs and practical tips for managing the issues surrounding cancer-related hair loss. In addition, The Wig Exchange provides a meaningful way for women to recycle their gently used wigs while helping other women facing cancer.

 Cancer Support Team: For their financial assistance fund which helps patients pay for cancer related expenses not covered by insurance

 Gilda’s Club of Westchester: For their weekly support groups & teen programs

 Open Door Family Medical Centers: For patient advocates at their breast health education, outreach and case management program

Support Connection: For their one-on-one peer counseling program for breast and ovarian cancer Survivors

LIVESTRONG at the Rye YMCA: For their physical fitness program for cancer survivors

Avon Foundation: For their breast cancer research and patient service programs

 The Pinwheel Project: For our family community service projects which benefit hospitalized children, many who are being treated for cancer

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