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FY19 Small Grants Program

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

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Foundation / Corporation

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Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Oregon and Southwest Washington nonprofit organizations for breast cancer education and support to survivors. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life of those facing breast cancer in the local community, through outreach and education activities, and/or capacity-building projects. 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.

Small Grant categories:

Survivor and Forever Fight Support Grants
Purpose: 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
Purpose: 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
Purpose: 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
Purpose: 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:

Project Support can be requested for up to $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects performance period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019.

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. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Applicant organizations must serve residents in one or more of the following locations: Oregon and SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania Counties).

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.

Presenters at a conference cannot be funded through a Komen conference grant and a travel grant.

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:
- Research, defined as any project or program with the primary goal of gathering and analyzing data or information. Specific examples include, but are not limited to, projects or programs designed to understand the biology and/or causes of breast cancer; improve existing or develop new screening or diagnostic methods; identify approaches to breast cancer prevention or risk reduction; improve existing or develop new treatments for breast cancer or to overcome treatment resistance, or to understand post‐treatment effects; investigate or validate methods.
- Clinical services or patient care costs (e.g. screening, diagnostics, or treatment)
- Indirect Costs
- Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models
- Development of educational materials or resources
- Education via mass media (e.g. television, radio, newspapers, billboards), health fairs and material distribution. These methods may be used to promote projects, but evidence-based methods such as 1-1 and group sessions should be used to educate the community and providers
- Construction or renovation of facilities
- Political campaigns or lobbying
- General operating funds
- Debt reduction
- Fundraising (e.g. endowments, annual campaigns, capital campaigns, employee matching gifts, events)
- Event sponsorships
- Projects completed before the date of grant approval
- Land acquisition
- Project-related investments/loans
- Scholarships
- Thermography
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
- Equipment
- Costs related to attendance or participation at the Komen Oregon & SW Washington Breast Cancer Issues Conference

Breast Self-Exam must not be taught or endorsed.

Pre-Application Information:

Small Grants Applications will be accepted starting April 1, 2018, though January 31, 2019.

Applications will be considered at the grants committee meeting following submission. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2019.

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.

About Susan G. Komen:

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Toolkits for Black and African-American communities and Hispanic/Latino communities:

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications as a PDF to:

Cindy Fletcher
Director of Programs

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Linn and Curry Counties;   Washington: Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania Counties in SW Washington, and Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties.