The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure funds nonprofit organizations to provide breast health and breast cancer services with an aim to create seamless systems of care for medically underserved women and men living in the Komen Houston Affiliate’s seven county service area.
We are proud to have invested over $28 million into our service area to date. Our current funding cycle April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013, boasts 21 projects totaling $3.04 million. The 21 projects were selected by our independent Review Panel as projects that will have the greatest impact in serving medically underserved individuals in our service area.
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
Types of Grants We Offer
The Community Grant Program seeks to fund breast cancer screening, educational outreach, treatment and breast cancer support projects for the medically underserved and uninsured in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.
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.
For more information on how to apply for a grant, please see http://komen-houston.org/apply-for-funding-from-susan-g-komen-houston/.
The application process begins in August.
Grant Writing Workshop - thank you to all those that joined us at our August 10th workshop!