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FY20 Small Grants Program

Grants to Oregon and Southwest Washington Nonprofits and
Agencies for Breast Cancer Education and Survivor Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington

Deadline Date:

01/31/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Oregon and Southwest Washington nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible areas for breast cancer education, support to survivors, and services for those fighting the disease. Funding is intended to support breast cancer conferences and presentations, organizational capacity building, outreach and education projects, and palliative care services.

The four target communities include Linn and Curry counties in Oregon, Cowlitz County in SW Washington, and women of color within Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. 

All projects supported by Komen funding must be evidence-based. Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the following categories:

  • Survivor and Forever Fighter Support Grants: To provide support and/or palliative care services to survivors and forever fighters (individuals living with metastatic breast cancer) throughout treatment and survivorship. Support projects must provide a focus on education, increasing treatment compliance/completion and/or improving healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Educational/Outreach Grants: To explore new approaches to reduce breast cancer education barriers identified in Oregon and SW Washington. Education and outreach projects must lead to a documented breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram; importance of follow-up after an abnormal mammogram).
  • Conference Grants: To support (e.g., logistics; registration fees; presenter fees, etc.) local scientific or educational conferences with presentations/sessions that have an emphasis on the interaction between advocate, public health, health care and scientific communities to address breast cancer disparities to achieve health equity. The presentations/sessions supported by Komen must be focused on breast cancer.
  • Capacity Building Grants: To support the development of well-defined projects in Oregon & SW Washington that help build organizational infrastructure to refine/improve skills, strategies or organizational systems that will lead to a decrease in breast cancer disparities to achieve health equity for all.

Funds may be used for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project: 

  •  Key Personnel and Salaries
  •  Consultants
  •  Supplies
  •  Travel
  •  Other direct project expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184875

Estimated Size of Grant:

Komen Oregon and SW Washington is currently offering Small Grants up to no more than $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Programs must occur between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will only be accepted from governmental organizations under Section 170(c)(1) or nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code. Applicants must prove tax‐exempt status by providing a letter of determination from the IRS.

Applicant organizations must serve residents in one or more of the following locations:

- Oregon
- SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania Counties)

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to applicant must be 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 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 this 12-month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that criminal misconduct will not recur.

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.

Only projects that use educational messages and materials that are consistent with Komen messages, including breast self-awareness messages, will be funded. If an organization wants to develop educational resources with Komen grant funds, they must discuss with Komen Oregon & SW Washington prior to submitting an application and provide evidence of need for the resource.

For a list of unallowable expenses, see http://komenoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FY20_SMALL-GRANTS-PROGRAM_RFA.pdf#page=5.

Breast Self-Exam must not be taught or endorsed.

Applications for support to attend the Komen Oregon & SW Washington Breast Cancer Issues Conference will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Small Grants Applications will be accepted starting April 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020.

Each grant application will be reviewed by at the Komen Oregon & SW Washington Grants Committee at the committee meetings on the first Wednesday of every other month. Applicants will be notified of their funding status following this meeting. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2020.

Limited funding is available and may be distributed prior to the final application submission date. Once funding capacity has been reached, no further applications will be accepted and a notice will be posted on the website.

Contact Information:

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

Applications should be submitted as a PDF.

Questions should be directed to:

Yoli Flores
Community Programs Manager
503-546-7445
YFlores@komenoregon.org

Susan G. Komen ® Oregon & SW Washington
1500 SW 1st Ave, Suite 270
Portland, OR, 97201

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