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Susan G. Komen Kentucky

Funding Opportunities from Susan G. Komen® Kentucky


Komen Kentucky is proud to announce the availability of grant funds for 2018-19. Grants will be made to support efforts to reduce breast cancer disparities in all Kentucky counties (excluding Boone, Campbell, Crittenden, Daviess, Gallatin, Grant, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Kenton, Mclean, Union, and Henderson) and the Indiana counties of Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Scott.  

Based on a community needs assessment, Komen has identified the following funding priority areas:

  • Increase evidence-based patient navigation for Black/African-American women that reside in Jefferson County, KY; all women residing in the rural KY Counties of Clay, Clinton, Jackson, McCreary, Oldham, Owsley, Shelby, Spencer, and Wayne; and all women residing in Floyd County, IN.
  • Reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in Clay, Clinton, Jackson, McCreary, Owsley and Wayne Counties in KY.
  • Increase the availability of no cost or low-cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, mobile mammography, transportation and interpreter services.
  • Provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings for Black/African-American and/or Hispanic/Latina individuals that reside in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Scott, and/or Woodford Counties in KY, as well as all individuals residing in the rural KY Counties of Clay, Clinton, Jackson, McCreary, Owsley, and Wayne.

The deadline for applications is January 12, 2018 at 5:00PM. Applications must be initiated in GeMS by January 5, 2018 at 5:00PM.

The Komen Kentucky Affiliate holds annual grant writing workshops to provide potential applicants the instructions, resources, and tools necessary to submit a high quality, evidence-based application.

There will be two grant writing workshops offered for the 2018-19 grants cycle. They will be held January 4, 2018: one at 11:30 AM and another at 3:30 PM- both in the Louisville Office. 

To obtain the Request for Applications or RSVP for a grant writing workshop, please visit www.komenkentucky.org or contact Alyssa Browne: (859) 368-7133 | outreach@komenkentucky.org.


About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Kentucky 

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. 

Komen Kentucky is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Lexington and Komen Louisville Race for the Cure®, Komen Kentucky has invested $11 million in community breast health programs in 111 counties in Kentucky and Indiana and has helped contribute to the more than $956 million invested globally in researchFor more information, call 502-495-7824 or visit www.komenkentucky.org.