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Grants to Southwest Florida Non-Profits
to Provide Breast Cancer Care & Outreach

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

12/16/16 11:59 PM EST


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Grants starting at $10,000 to Florida non-profit organizations to provide breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and education including outreach programs and survivorship in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry Counties. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the November 6 grant workshop to learn more. All proposals should target services not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations.

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has identified the following needs to be addressed in this year’s grant cycle:

1) Provide access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment for eligible individuals in the geographic service area who do not have health insurance or who are medically underinsured.

2) Use evidenced-based, culturally competent education and outreach methods designed to increase mammography utilization among at-risk eligible individuals, as reflected in the Komen Southwest Florida Quantitative Data Report 2014. More information about evidenced-based best practices can be found at:

3) Provide access to treatment support programs for eligible individuals.

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida’s 3 areas to be emphasized are screening, diagnostics, and treatment, followed by education and support services.

Funds may be used for the following types of expenses provided they are directly attributable to the program:
-Salaries and fringe benefits for program staff
-Clinical services or patient care costs
-Supplies, e.g. brochures, booklets, videos, etc. that further the Komen educational mission (Komen-branded supplies)
-Reasonable staff travel/patient transportation costs related to the execution of the program (screening, diagnostics, treatment, and education/outreach)
-Other Expenses

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148355

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 - $125,000

Term of Contract:

The award period is April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:

-Program must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer. If a program includes other health issues along with breast cancer, such as a breast and cervical cancer program, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.

-All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to Applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.

-Applicant has current tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.

-Applicant must be a non-profit organization located in or providing services to one or more of the following locations: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and/or Hendry Counties.

-If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety in the 12 months prior to the submission deadline for the application, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant until 12 months after the conviction. After such 12 month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:
-Medical or scientific research
-Development of educational materials or resources
-Construction or renovation of facilities
-Political campaigns or lobbying
-General operating funds (including indirect costs)
-Debt reduction
-Annual fund-raising campaigns
-Event sponsorships
-Meeting costs
-Projects completed before the date of grant approval
-Reimbursement for specific individuals’ direct services
-Capital campaigns
-Employee matching gifts
-Land acquisition
-Program-related investments/loans
-Scholarships or fellowships
-Conferences for personnel
-Education regarding breast self exams/use of breast models

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attendance at the following workshops is strongly recommended.

November 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM - 12 PM Noon
RSVP your attendance to (941) 766-7662

Workshop Location:
Lee Regional Cancer Center
8931 Colonial Center Drive
4th Floor Conference Room
Fort Myers, FL 33905

GeMS Workshop
November 18 or 20, 2014 – 9:00 - 11:30 AM
RSVP your attendance to (941) 766-7662

Workshop Location:
Lee Regional Cancer Center
8931 Colonial Center Drive
4th Floor Conference Room
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Pre-Application Information:

Award Notification will occur on or about April 16, 2015.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Tish Sheesley, Mission Events Director
(941) 766-7662 / (239) 498-0016

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida
4061 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 103
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

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