Komen Houston Office Temporarily Closed

We regret to inform you that the office building where the Komen Houston offices are located experienced some flooding late Monday night and is currently closed.  The first, second and third floors were affected by a restroom water leak and the building management is in the process of cleaning up the water damage to be able to restore services for all those affected.    

Our office will remain closed until further notice.  Our phones are also down for the time being, but we can be reached via individual emails or through our Facebook page.  

We appreciate your patience and we hope to reopen our office as soon as possible.  Thank you again.  

Apply for Funding

The Komen Houston Affiliate is proud to announce the availability of grant funds for 2015-2016. Grants will be made to non-profit organizations in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.  The application process begins in August.

The current funding priorities are:

1. Programs to increase breast cancer education and reduce cultural barriers for underserved, minority and high risk populations to increase breast cancer screening rates.

2. Programs to increase education about risk assessment, screening options and screening recommendations for providers and women at greater risk of developing breast cancer before age 40.*
*Women who are diagnosed at a younger age are more likely to have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Having a mother, father, daughter or sister who has had breast cancer also increases a young woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

3. Programs to increase patient navigation services from initial screening to treatment in order to increase screening rates, reduced time from abnormal results to treatment and increase the number of women who complete treatment.

4. Programs to increase knowledge about breast health resources for underserved, minority and high risk populations by developing a patient navigators’ network for navigators employed in breast health services.

5. Programs to increase access to care and quality breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services to underserved women, especially in Chambers and Liberty counties.

6. Programs to increase quality of and access to follow up medical care, support services, transportation services, end of life services and other services to decrease the burden of illness and increase quality of life for underserved breast cancer survivors.

7. Programs to increase education related to breast cancer clinical trials for underserved and minority women

For more on the funding priorities, please review 2011 Community Profile documents at http://komen-houston.org/susan-g-komen-houston-funding-priorities/.


2015-2016 Grant Cycle Important Dates

Mandatory Gant Writing Workshop           August 8, 2014 from 9am - 2pm at the United Way of Greater Houston*

Application Deadline                                 November 14, 2014 by 5 pm CST

Award Notification                                    March 2015

Award Period                                           April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016

*An organization interested in applying for a grant must attend the Grant Writing Workshop on August 8 at the United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Center.  Please RSVP to grants@komen-houston.org.


Community Grants
The Community Grant Program seeks to fund breast cancer screening, educational outreach, treatment and support projects for the medically underserved and uninsured in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.

The Request for Applications will be posted in August. 

Community Grants for Clinical Trial Enrollment Grants

The Community Grants for Clinical Trials Enrollment Program seeks to fund to programs that increases awareness of health care providers about current breast cancer clinical trials being conducted and fund programs to overcome barriers to enrollment in breast cancer clinical trials for uninsured and medically underserved.

Trials must be National Cancer Institute or Department of Defense approved breast cancer clinical research.  This includes studies through the Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program including but not limited to ACOSOG, ECOG, SWOG, NSABP, ACRIN, and RTOG 

The Request for Applications will be posted in August.

Inquiries should be addressed or directed to Ginny Kirklin at 713-783-9188 or grants@komen-houston.org. Please allow adequate time before deadline for response to any inquiry.