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Nonprofits for Breast Cancer Patient Needs and Education

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Susan G. Komen Charlotte Affiliate

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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Carolina and South Carolina nonprofits for breast cancer programs and projects that address patient needs and education for the highest need communities. Funding is intended for patient care costs, meeting costs, supplies, travel, direct program expenses, and equipment that is essential to the breast health‐related project to be conducted.

Programs and projects must benefit residents of the following communities:
- North Carolina: Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Cleveland, Montgomery, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties
- South Carolina: York County

The highest funding priority is given to programs and projects that are evidence-based (programs that have been implemented, evaluated, and found to be effective in promoting behavioral change or empowering individuals to make good breast health decisions).

Not funded:

- Event sponsorships
- Development of educational materials or resources
- Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models
- Indirect costs
- Construction or renovation of facilities
- Political campaigns or lobbying
- Endowments
- Debt Reduction
- General operating funds (except indirect cost)
- Annual fund-raising campaigns
- Projects completed before the date of grant approval
- Individuals (except travel awards)
- Reimbursement for specific individuals’ direct services
- Building/renovation
- Capital campaigns
- Employee matching gifts
- Land acquisition
- Program-related investments/loans
- Scholarships
- Thermography
- Research, defined as any project or program with the primary goal of gathering and analyzing data or information. Specific examples include, but are not limited to, projects or programs designed to:
-- Understand the biology and/or causes of breast cancer
-- Improve existing or develop new screening or diagnostic methods
-- Identify approaches to breast cancer prevention or risk reduction
-- Improve existing or develop new treatments for breast cancer or to overcome treatment resistance, or to understand post‐treatment effects
-- Investigate or validate methods

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165941

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:
- 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: Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Cleveland, Montgomery, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties in NC and York County in SC.
- Project must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer. If a project includes other health issues along with breast cancer, such as a breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.
- Funding requests by current community health grantees should not be for a project that would normally be eligible for funding through the yearly Komen Community Grant process.
- Small Grant applicants are restricted to a maximum combined award of $5,000 per Komen fiscal year, per program for any type of Small Grant.
- 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.

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Contact Information:

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

Sarah Bailey
Ph: (704) 347-8181
Fax: (704) 347-8145

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USA: North Carolina;   South Carolina

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