Each year, we release Requests for Applications (RFA) announcements to communicate which grant mechanisms and focus areas are available for funding. The types of mechanisms and the focus areas of these mechanisms may vary from year to year.
Through the generous support of Walgreens, we are launching a national Program Announcement for applications that support, expand, or create breast cancer-specific, community-based patient navigation programs for patients diagnosed with an abnormal finding after an initial imaging test. Proposed programs should focus on coordinating and improving access to and timely utilization of breast health services through the Breast Cancer Continuum of Care at any point after an abnormal breast imaging test.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please see the Program Announcement here: Walgreens Patient Navigation Program
For questions, please contact the Community Grants team at email@example.com.
Through the National Treatment Assistance Fund, we support various programs that in turn help those facing financial challenges such as paying for medication and getting transportation to and from treatment, among others. The funding that Komen provides to these organizations bridges the gap for medically underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. Learn more here.
There are no grant opportunities at this time, but we encourage you to check our website periodically for updates on future funding opportunities.
Funds raised from Susan G. Komen Washington D.C. Race for the Cure (formerly known as the Global Race for the Cure) are granted to local programs that support Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Up to 75 percent of the Susan G. Komen Washington D.C. Race for the Cure's net income stays in the Washington, D.C. area to fund breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs through the National Capital Region grants program. Through a competitive application and review process, Komen provides funding to nonprofit organizations providing breast health services such as breast health and breast cancer education, free or low-cost screening and diagnostic services, treatment assistance, and patient support program.
Like Affiliate grants, the National Capital Area grant program is based on the Community Profile, a community needs assessment that identifies and targets "gaps" in breast health and breast cancer services in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We believe the means to saving lives is through encouraging women to take action to protect their health and to ensure that all women, everywhere, have access to high-quality health care when they need it.
Washington, D.C. has one of the highest incidence rates of invasive breast cancer in the United States: 140 per 100,000. Although we have made significant progress thanks to the incredible fundraising participants of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, the local need is still great.
Susan G. Komen’s 2010 Community Profile found that women diagnosed with breast cancer in the National Capital Region are still more likely to die from the disease than the national average. Read the full report here.
Susan G. Komen® is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Applications (RFA) for National Capital Region (NCR) Community Health Grants.
Applications Due: January 14, 2016 1:00PM EDT*
Proposal Decision: On or before March 31, 2016
*NOTE: Susan G. Komen’s Grants eManagement System (GeMS) will stop accepting new applications on January 8, 2016 1:00PM EDT. Only applications started, but not yet submitted prior to this date, will still have access to edit and submit by January 14, 2016 1:00PM EDT.
The Komen National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Washington, DC and surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia, faces pronounced disparate outcomes in breast cancer incidence and mortality. Recent analyses have shown that Washington, DC has the highest incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer in the United States, with incidence rates nearly 15 percent higher than the national average, and mortality rates more than 30 percent higher than the national average. In addition, Washington, DC has one of the highest incidence rates of late-stage breast cancer.
In response to these findings, Susan G. Komen is conducting a Community Profile Assessment to investigate the health needs and assets in the NCR. Data obtained through this process allows Komen to pinpoint where our efforts will have the most impact.
Based on the quantitative data reviewed for the Community Profile, the following are designated as priority communities for 2016 funding:
Applications must demonstrate benefit to one or more of the communities described above.
The overall programmatic objective of Susan G. Komen® in the NCR is to reduce rates of late stage diagnosis and mortality with an emphasis on eliminating breast cancer disparities. Komen conducted a Community Profile assessment to investigate the health needs and assets in the NCR. The Community Profile assessment includes a comprehensive review of the demographic and breast cancer statistics of the NCR in order to identify target communities. The statistics allow Komen to pinpoint where efforts will have the most impact. The following funding priorities have been identified from the Community Profile:
Susan G. Komen® is seeking grantee(s) to support high impact breast cancer programs addressing these funding priorities. Susan G. Komen® invites organizations with a focus on breast health services targeting the low-income, underinsured, uninsured, working poor and racial and ethnic communities in the NCR, and specifically benefitting the stated targeted communities to respond to this competitive announcement of funding.
For further information, please review the complete RFA.
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