Funding Priorities

Up to 75% of the net income from each Affiliate stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects. These funding decisions are prioritized by findings from the community profile.

A minimum of 25% of the net income from each Affiliate supports the National Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Statement of Need

Susan G. Komen will award community grants to local non-profit organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects between April 1 to March 31 each year.

Applicants may request funding starting at a minimum of $10,000 for one year. Applicants seeking less than $10,000 should refer to the Komen Kansas City Small Grants RFA when applicable.

Susan G. Komen has identified the following funding priority areas. Funding priorities were selected based on data from the Komen Kansas City Community Profile Executive Summary as well as the Komen Kansas Community Profile Executive Summary.

In the Greater Kansas City area:

  • Provide breast health education, beginning at age 20, utilizing Susan G. Komen’s complete breast self-awareness messaging. This includes having a detailed, formal plan in place for referring age-eligible patients, when clinically indicated, to screening services (i.e., Clinical Breast Exams and Screening Mammography).
  • Provide breast health screening and diagnostic services to uninsured/underinsured individuals not eligible for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, with incomes at or below 300% of Federal Poverty Level.  Clinical breast exams, for average-risk women, can begin at age 20 and Screening Mammograms, for average-risk women, can begin at age 40 per grant guidelines. Women presenting with symptoms or strong family history may be covered for services based on symptoms and/or physicians referral.
  • Provide support programs or services that meet basic needs and facilitate quality of life during breast cancer treatment (e.g., nutrition, prosthesis, lymphedema management, transportation, case management, emergency assistance, etc.) to uninsured/underinsured breast cancer patients at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Comprehensive educational outreach to primary care and other medical providers who do not have a consistent source of breast health training. Programming should include education surrounding Breast Self Awareness guidelines and awareness of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs.
  • Navigator Services: dedicated staff time and programming which aims at assisting cancer patients through their treatment experience and barriers within the complex health system.

Komen Kansas City is specifically interested in funding navigator programs in the following counties:

  • Clay County, Missouri
  • Jackson County, Missouri
  • Johnson County, Missouri
  • Northeast Kansas Region
  • Wyandotte County, Kansas

Click to view the full 2015 Komen KC Community Profile Report

In the Wichita area (and the State of Kansas in general):

  • Actionable Education: Effectively educate women on breast health and services available to them in language and culturally appropriate methods leading to increased screening and knowledge of survivorship services.
  • Addressing Barriers to Accessing Care: Decrease the difficulty of getting screened by addressing barriers identified in the Community Profile, such as finances, transportation, clinic hours, and cultural norms, to therefore increase screening.

Komen Kansas is specifically interested in funding programs in the following counties:

  • Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Montgomery County, Kansas
  • Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • Shawnee County, Kansas

Click to view the full 2015 Komen Kansas Community Profile Report