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Grants to Western New York Non-Profits for
Breast Cancer Awareness & Related Conferences

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Susan G. Komen Western New York

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Western New York non-profit organizations to support breast health education projects, breast cancer conferences, and travel scholarships for health care professionals to attend breast cancer-related conferences and symposiums. The Foundation describes the available grant categories as follows:

1) Educational (Up to $5,000) - To raise awareness of breast cancer, breast health, local resources, and/or provide funding opportunities for the development of impactful breast health education programs. Programs may include the following:

-Conferences, Meetings and Health fairs: Must be scientific or educational in nature, with an emphasis on enhancing partnerships and collaborations amongst the local breast cancer community. Events must focus on breast health and/or cancer. If breast health and/or breast cancer is only a portion of the event, then funding requests can be made only for the activities related to breast cancer and/or breast health.

-Other educational programs: Must be educational in nature and program must focus on breast health and or breast cancer. Komen education messaging (Breast Self-Awareness/BSA) should be incorporated into the educational portion of the program.

2) General (Up to $5,000) - To provide funding opportunities for the development of pilot breast cancer projects and/or existing breast health and breast cancer projects and treatment support.

3) Travel Awards (Up to $1,000 per individual) - To assist grantees, health care professionals and advocates attend, participate in, and/or present at meetings, conferences or symposia that would increase the community knowledge of breast cancer and facilitate the exchange of ideas and communication between the scientific and lay public.

Allowable Expenses:
-Educational materials
-Advertising and marketing specific to the project or program
-Meeting Costs
-Program Supplies
-Other direct program expenses
-Equipment for educational purposes, not to exceed $2,000
-Gift items/giveaways
-Incentives for screening and mammograms
-Reasonable speaker honorariums/fees
-Equipment/site rental

Please note that the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen must be recognized in all related program materials. Prior to publication and dissemination, program materials must be submitted to affiliate for branding approval.

Conference/meeting organizers must provide complimentary registration for at least two Komen WNY Affiliate representatives and an Affiliate display area where appropriate.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149947

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000 for programs/projects. Up to $1,000 per individual for conference/symposium attendance.

Term of Contract:

One year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

-Institutions must be a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Proof of non-profit status is required during the application process.

-Applicants must be located in or provide services to one or more of the following Counties in Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and/or Wyoming.

-Applicants must have liability insurance and will be required to name Komen WNY as additional insured for the award period. A certificate of insurance, with Komen named as additional insured, will be required at the contract phase. If the awarded organization fails to provide a certificate of liability insurance, their award will be rescinded.

-Project must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer.

-Applicants must ensure that all past and current Komen-funded grants or awards are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.

-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, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during this current cycle and will not be eligible to apply for a new grant until the later of 12 months after the conviction or until applicant can demonstrate 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:
-Salaries or fringe benefits
-Direct services for individuals (mammograms, MRIs, clinical breast exams, etc.)
-Medical equipment
-Medical or scientific research
-Scholarships or fellowships
-Indirect costs (rent, utilities, etc.)
-Construction or renovation of facilities
-Political campaigns or lobbying
-Debt Reduction
-Fundraising Events

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted through the GeMS system. An application guide may be found in the attachments below.

Contact Information:

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

Anita McFarlane
(212) 560-9590 ext 230

Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. KomenĀ®
2421 Main St. - Suite 125
Buffalo, New York 14214

Phone: 716-332-2481
Fax: 866-888-1522

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Geographic Focus:

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