Thank you for your interest in the Komen Affiliate grants program. Please complete the form below to receive information about the Komen Affiliate grant program, including announcements, Request for Application (RFA) information and networking event information. To be eligible to apply for a Komen Community-Based Grant, your organization must be:
Grant applications now being accepted for:
BREAST HEALTH SCREENING, TREATMENT AND/OR EDUCATION PROJECTS
Fulfilling the Promise
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
Fulfilling the Promise Locally
The Lexington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®—along with those who generously support us with their talent, time and resources—is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. We join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Lexington Affiliate stay in our 58 county region in Kentucky to provide community breast health programs. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for energizing science research to find the cures. The Community Grants Program seeks to reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease.
Statement of Need
The findings from the Lexington Affiliate Community Profile revealed all women, regardless of ethnicity, exhibit higher invasive breast cancer incidence rates in our 58 county service region than the whole state. In order to enhance the Lexington Affiliate continuum of care, the Affiliate will support and expand cancer screenings and education, especially in our 58 county region, ensure breast health programs are culturally and linguistically competent, increase local knowledge of services and support breast cancer treatment services, especially to patients who are underinsured and uninsured.
Applicants and institutions must conform to the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:
Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in delayed processing or rejection of the application.
Drawing from the profile the Lexington Affiliate has identified the following funding priority areas:
ü Increase knowledge about breast cancer, regular self-checks and mammograms
ü Extend services to the underinsured and the uninsured, by resourcing services that target homeless populations, economically challenged zip codes in the 58 county service region, and migrant workers
ü Increase screening, treatment and support services to low-income women that include the use of outreach and mobile units in counties of our service region.
ü Ensure that education programs enhance the awareness of breast cancer in males and females in all counties of the service region.
Application Deadline January 4, 2013 @ 4pm Online
Award Period April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Award Notification March 1, 2013
Check Distribution April 2013
Grantee Brunch April 2013
Survivor Brunch March 16, 2013 (subject to change)
Plan Race for the Cure October 5, 2013 (pending approval)
If you are having trouble with any part of our grant process please contact Eileen Smyth at 859.368.7133 or email email@example.com
Funds may be used for the following types of program expenses:
Funds may not be used for the following purposes:
Per Komen Headquarters, all Affiliate grantees will be required to provide the following:
1) As between the parties to this Grant Contract, Grantee is solely responsible for any liabilities that may arise in connection with the Breast Cancer Project. To the extent not prohibited under the state and local laws which govern Grantee, such party agrees to indemnify and hold Komen Affiliate harmless from and against any and all costs, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that Komen Affiliate may incur by reason of Grantee’s negligence or misconduct, omission or breach of any of the provisions of this Grant Contract or by reason of any third-party claim or suit arising out of or in connection with Grantee’s performance or failure to perform pursuant to this Grant Contract.
2) Grantee agrees to maintain the following insurance during the term of this Grant Contract: (i) commercial general liability insurance with combined limits of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate for bodily injury, including death, and property damage; and (ii) excess/umbrella insurance, excess to the insurance set forth in (i) above, with a limit of not less than $5,000,000. Grantee shall name Komen Lexington Affiliate as an additional insured under its commercial general liability insurance policy solely with respect to the Breast Cancer Project and any additional policies and riders entered into by Grantee in connection with the Breast Cancer Project.
Educational Materials and Messages
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is a source of information about breast cancer for people all over the world. To reduce confusion and reinforce learning, we require that grantees provide educational messages and materials that are consistent with those promoted by Komen for the Cure, including promoting the message of breast self-awareness and knowing the risks for breast cancer. Please visit the following website before completing your application and be sure that your organization can agree to promote these messages: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/BreastSelfAwareness.html.
Komen for the Cure grantees are eligible to receive preferred pricing for Komen educational materials. Komen for the Cure materials should be used and displayed whenever possible. To view our educational materials, visit www.shopkomen.org.
Application Submission Requirements
All applications must be submitted online at https://affiliategrants.komen.org. There are several sections to the online grants process, which you are required to complete:
Each grant application will be reviewed by at least five independent reviewers. They will consider each of the following selection criteria:
· Will the project have a substantial positive impact on increasing the percentage of people who enter, stay in, or progress through the continuum of care?
· Will the project have a substantial impact on the priority selected?
· How closely does the project align with the funding priorities stated in the RFA?
· Does the project have a sufficient and documented plan to evaluate its impact?
· How likely is it that the objectives and activities will be achieved within the scope of the funded project?
· Is the project well planned?
· Is the budget appropriate and realistic?
· Does the budget justification explain in detail the reasoning and need for the costs associated with the project?
· Does the organization, Project Director and his/her team have the expertise to effectively implement all aspects of the project?
· Is the organization respected and valued by the target population?
· Is it culturally competent?
· Does this project enhance collaboration among organizations with similar or complementary goals?
· Are the roles of the partners appropriate and relevant?
· Is the project likely to be sustained?
· Are partnerships likely to be sustained past project period?
· Is the impact likely to be long-term?
Serving multiple counties: If your program provides services to multiple counties in the Lexington Affiliate service region please describe how services will be distributed to each county and what tracking mechanism/evaluation you will implement to ensure each county receives its designated services.
The grant application process is competitive, regardless of previous funding from the Komen Lexington Affiliate. Funding in subsequent years is never guaranteed.
Program Funding Levels:
v Applicant should only request a grant for what is needed to accomplish the proposed program’s objectives within a one year time frame.
v There is no minimum Community Grant amount. We are requesting that the grant request stay at or below $50,000.
v The total amount available for Community Grants depends on fundraising conducted in the Fiscal Year 2012 and on the funding priorities and levels determined by the Komen Lexington Affiliate Grants Committee.
v With limited funds to award in Community Grants, the Komen Lexington Affiliate awards grants where it sees the opportunities to make the largest impact in its funding priority counties. Community Grants are rarely at the levels to fund an entire program and more often used to assist capacity to existing programs, where that capacity specifically addresses a funding priority.
o A grant contract is the legal mechanism for funding
o Funding is provided for a grant period beginning April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014
o The first payment (50%) will be made after receipt of the fully executed contract
o All awards grantees are to follow the insurance guidelines set forth by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure
o The first progress report is due at the end of the first six months of the contract- September 30, 2013
o A final report is due within sixty days of completion of the grant period-April 30, 2014
o All grantee reports must follow Komen Reporting requirements and be completed online
o All communication of gran application will be emailed to program directors as identified on the RFA
Susan G. Komen Lexington Affiliate Service Region
§ Greenup County, Kentucky
§ Boyd County, Kentucky
§ Carter County, Kentucky
§ Elliot County, Kentucky
§ Lawrence County, Kentucky
§ Martin County, Kentucky
§ Johnson County, Kentucky
§ Morgan County, Kentucky
§ Magoffin County, Kentucky
§ Floyd County, Kentucky
§ Pike County, Kentucky
§ Letcher County, Kentucky
§ Knott County, Kentucky
§ Breathitt County, Kentucky
§ Wolf County, Kentucky
§ Menifee County, Kentucky
§ Bath County, Kentucky
§ Nicholas County, Kentucky
§ Harrison County, Kentucky
§ Pendleton County, Kentucky
§ Scott County, Kentucky
§ Bourbon County, Kentucky
§ Montgomery County, Kentucky
§ Powell County, Kentucky
§ Lee County, Kentucky
§ Owsley County, Kentucky
§ Perry County, Kentucky
§ Letcher County, Kentucky
§ Harlan County, Kentucky
§ Bell County, Kentucky
§ Clay County, Kentucky
§ Jackson County, Kentucky
§ Estill County, Kentucky
§ Madison County, Kentucky
§ Clark County, Kentucky
§ Fayette County, Kentucky
§ Scott County, Kentucky
§ Woodford County, Kentucky
§ Anderson County, Kentucky
§ Mercer County, Kentucky
§ Garrard County, Kentucky
§ Madison County, Kentucky
§ Rockcastle County, Kentucky
§ Laurel County, Kentucky
§ Knox County, Kentucky
§ Bell County, Kentucky
§ Whitley County, Kentucky
§ Mccreary County, Kentucky
§ Pulaski County, Kentucky
§ Lincoln County, Kentucky
§ Boyle County, Kentucky
§ Casey County, Kentucky
§ Taylor County, Kentucky
§ Green County, Kentucky
§ Adair County, Kentucky
§ Russell County, Kentucky
§ Clinton County, Kentucky
§ Cumberland County, Kentucky
§ Wayne County, Kentucky
Questions should be directed to:
Eileen Levy Smyth, Missions Director