Community Grants

Grants to Chicago Area, Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies,
and IHEs to Provide Breast Health Services

GrantWatch ID#: 176472
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Area


11/28/16 5:00 PM CST

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Grants of up to $75,000 to Chicago Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations, hospitals, government agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to provide breast health services to the medically underserved. Informational workshops are scheduled for October 11, 13, and 17. Proposals may be for breast cancer or breast health service navigation, screening, treatment, or support projects in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties.


Komen Chicago is currently offering grants up to $75,000 for innovative breast health programs. Through a community needs assessment, the following funding priority areas have been identified:

1) Increase access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment by reducing financial barriers for uninsured and under-insured populations.

2) Increase culturally relevant breast health education and awareness in uninsured and under-insured populations through the usage and/or in partnerships with community-based navigation programs.

3) Build capacity for the Breast Cancer Continuum of Care (COC) with the goal of creating continuity between education, navigation, screening, diagnostic, treatment and treatment support programs.

Community Profile:

Komen Chicago conducts a Community Profile, also called a community needs assessment, specifically looking at breast health and breast cancer in the five-county service area. The Community Profile is done every three to five years and includes demographics, breast health statistics, an assessment of breast health services, and a survey of community beliefs about breast health and access to care.

The Community Profile helps establish priorities that guide grant distributions and improve educational programs of the Komen Chicagoland Affiliate. The Community Profile facilitates a better understanding of breast health services for the five-county service area by identifying and prioritizing the areas of most need.

Up to $75,000

Grants are made for the April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 fiscal year.

Any United States nonprofit, federally tax-exempt organization may apply for a grant, assuming that the applicant meets all other requirements as stated in the Request for Applications (RFA).

Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations, nonprofit hospitals and hospital systems, governmental entities, Native American tribes, and nonprofit educational institutions.

Organizations that plan to use a fiscal sponsor must contact the Komen Chicago Affiliate prior to submitting a grant application.

Organization must provide services within one of the 5 counties in the Affiliate’s service area: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry.

The following RFA workshops will be hosted by local affiliates:

-Cook County: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

-Grayslake: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

-Virtual Webinar (Afternoon Session): Monday, October 17, 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

-Virtual Webinar (Evening Session): Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Funding Priorities:

Application Instructions:

The grant application will be live in GeMS on October 24, 2016. Applications must be submitted via the GeMS system by November 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM CST.

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

Taylor Becker, Mission Coordinator
(773) 444-0061 ext. 101

Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Area
8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60631

Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties

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