2015 Komen Houston Grant Recipients

The $1.3 million dollars Komen Houston granted in 2015 will support community education, screening and treatment through 22 local projects in all seven counties it serves, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery.


Komen Houston funds breast cancer programs including:

     •    Free mammograms and clinical breast exams for uninsured and underserved patients

     •    Support groups for breast cancer survivors

     •    Patient navigators, who help patients overcome barriers to care, have cut the no show rate from 40% to 10%

     •    Free breast prosthesis and bras for mastectomy patients

     •    Free transportation to patients for breast cancer treatment 





American Cancer Society- $60,000 
The Transportation Project provides transportation to breast cancer patients who need assistance getting to their treatments. 


Asian American Health Coalition- $60,000 
Project Phoenix provides breast cancer education, screening, patient navigation services, diagnostics and breast cancer treatment for Asian American women.


Baylor College of Medicine- $42,000 
Facilitating Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Underserved& Minority Women Project provides funding to expand risk assessment/prevention, genetic counseling, early detection treatment, enrollment in clinical trials and survivorship care to women seeking services at Smith Clinic.


Bayside Healthcare Foundation- $24,000 
The Breast Cancer Prevention and Care Outreach Project provides education and screening services to a rural population in Chambers County.


Boat People, Inc. Houston- $52,260 
The Health Awareness and Promotion Project provides education and screening services for Vietnamese women in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers and Brazoria counties.


D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. - $72,000 
The D’Feet Breast Cancer Project provides breast cancer education, patient navigation services, screening and diagnostics to underserved and uninsured women who reside in Galveston County.


Good Neighbor Healthcare Center- $69,000 
The Breast Health in the Community Project provides English and Spanish education plus breast cancer screening and diagnostics for low-income women with little or no health insurance living in Harris County.


Harris County Hospital District Foundation- $90,000
The Patient Navigation Program provides patient navigators to ensure prompt care for underserved women seeking breast health services at Harris Health System.

Health Center of Southeast Texas- $30,000 
The Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Program provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment to uninsured and underserved women in Liberty County.


Houston Hospice- $21,000 
The Hospice Care for Breast Cancer Patients Program provides funds for uninsured or underinsured breast cancer patients to cover personal care, equipment, medications and end of life care services. 


Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $120,000  The Houston Methodist Breast Health Initiative Project provides education, clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic services and patient navigation for medically underserved women in the greater Houston area.


Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $30,000  The Continued Care in Breast Cancer Treatment and Participation in Clinical Trials in Underserved and Minority Patients Project provides clinical trial education and enrollment for the medically underserved, primarily Hispanic patient population of Denver Harbor. 


Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc.- $27,000 
The Breast Health Access Project provides breast cancer education, screening and navigation services and follow-up care to underserved LGBT women. 


Light & Salt Association- $20,400 
The Increasing Access to Early Detection, Education and Support Services for Asian-American Women Project provides education and treatment support to underserved Asian-American Women living in Komen Houston service area.


Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc. - $45,000 
Expanding Breast Health Services Project provides education, screening and diagnostic services to uninsured and underinsured population in Montgomery County.


Northeast Hospital Foundation-$69,000 
Project Mammogram provides breast cancer education, screening and treatment to medically underserved, low-income individuals living in Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties.


OakBend Medical Center- $30,000 
The West Fort Bend Breast Screening Program provides screening and diagnostic services for medically underserved women in West Fort Bend County.


Reconstruction of a Survivor- $15,340 
The Survivors Offering Support Project improves the quality of life for breast cancer survivors by providing support services.


Spring Branch Community Health Center- $18,000 
The Spring Branch Breast Health Program provides clinical breast exams and education to women on the importance of mammograms.


The Rose- $165,000 
The Comprehensive Breast Health Program provides a full spectrum of breast healthcare for a diverse group of women in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties who are uninsured or unable to pay.  


University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston- $210,000 
The Komen Complete Care Project provides breast health education, screening mammograms, diagnostic procedures, surgical excisions, and patient navigation for low-income, uninsured women residing in southeast Texas.


UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus- $30,000 
The Pink Warrior Project provides education and screening to those in Southern Brazoria County. 


Community Education, Screening and Treatment Grants Total - $1,300,000

National Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program - $680,000