A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate stays in the local community to fund breast cancer screening, treatment support, and breast cancer education projects.
The Knoxville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is currently accepting FY13-14 applications through December 7, 2012 for evidence-based breast health/breast cancer programs that support and promote access to and utilization of breast health services across the continuum of care. The findings from the 2011 Knoxville Affiliate Community Profile revealed an absence of a full continuum of care available for under-/uninsured women in the service area and a lack of action in regards to getting a mammogram even though an adequate knowledge of screening recommendations was identified among women. Drawing from the community profile, the Knoxville Affiliate has identified the following funding priority areas:
Priority 1: Increase access to age-appropriate and risk-appropriate breast health services, with an emphasis on maintaining the Continuum of Care, for groups experiencing disparities in screening and care.
A. Increase access to age-appropriate screening and diagnostic services among uninsured, underinsured, and low income women and men in all counties the Affiliate serves.
B. Improve access for underserved populations, including African-American and Hispanic women, to breast health services
Priority 2: Reduce barriers to accessing breast cancer treatment through provision of treatment support services.
Priority 3: Projects focusing on education/outreach activities that result in action-oriented behavior as shown in the Continuum of Care.
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.