The Komen Houston Affiliate is proud to announce the availability of grant funds for 2017-2018

Grants will be made to non-profit organizations in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.  The application process begins in August.

The 2017 funding priority areas are listed below in order of importance.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities/populations:
First Priority
  • Galveston County – specifically Bacliff, Dickinson, Friendswood, Gilchrist, High Island, La Marque, League City, Port Bolivar, Santa Fe, and Texas City.
  • African-Americans (all counties in the Komen Houston service area)
  • Chambers and Liberty counties
  • Selected areas of Harris County that have higher rates of late stage breast cancer diagnosis (please see the Komen Houston Community Profile Executive Summary, page 10 for county maps)

Second Priority

  • Selected areas of Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties that have higher rates of late stage breast cancer diagnosis (please see the Komen Houston Community Profile Executive Summary, page 10 for county maps)

Komen Houston has identified the following funding priority areas, in order of importance.

1.  Programs that use innovative or evidence-based collaborative approaches that result in documented linkages to local breast cancer screening, diagnostic, treatment, survivorship, follow up care, end of life services and breast cancer clinical trials enrollment.   Examples of successful projects funded by Komen in the past include those that:

  • Increased the number of women that utilize regular breast cancer screening;
  • Decreased time from referral to mammography screening;
  • Reduced the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
  • Reduced time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
  • Reduced time from diagnostic finding to treatment;
  • Reduced “no show” rate for screening and diagnostic procedures,
  • Increased treatment compliance; and
  • Increased mammography capacity, through development of process improvements and relationship building efforts.
  • Increased enrollment of underserved and minority patients in breast cancer clinical trials by allaying fears, dispelling misconceptions and addressing cultural barriers

2.  Development of a patient navigation tool to assist those with ACA insurance find breast health services. The tool would be used to reduce the number of patients not getting screened or are delaying care due to financial barriers and/or confusion about where to get care using the Affordable Care Act.

2017-2018 Komen Houston Grant Cycle Important Dates

Mandatory Grant Writing Workshop:       September 9 or 13 from 9 am to 3 pm

Susan G. Komen® Houston

602 Sawyer St., 2nd Floor Conference Room

Houston, TX 77007

Letter of Intent Deadline:                       September 30, 2016

Application Deadline:                             November 14, 2016

Award Notification:                                 March 31, 2017

Award Period:                                          April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

 

2017-2018 Flyer for Grant Writing Workshop View as PDF

Community Grants

The Community Grant Program seeks to fund breast cancer screening, educational outreach, treatment and support projects for the medically underserved and uninsured in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.

The Request for Applications and other resources are available for download at the links below. 

  1. FY 2017 Komen Houston Community Grants RFA Final
  2. 2017 Community Grant Logic Model
  3. Letter of Intent
  4. GEMS Application User Manual

Inquiries should be addressed or directed to 713-783-9188 or gkirklin@komen-houston.org. Please allow adequate time before deadline for response to any inquiry.