The Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to combating breast cancer on every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local organizations that provide mammogram screenings, breast health education, outreach and treatment support for underserved women. At least 25 percent of net income supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds global breast cancer research to find the cures.
Locally, Komen Puget Sound offers grants to non-profit organizations that serve the following populations living in our 16 county service area*: low-income, uninsured or underinsured, rural, Latina/Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, African American, American Indian, lesbian and bisexual women.
Additionally, based upon the disparities identified by our Community Profile Report (below), we aim to increase our funding to the following areas of need:
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Local Funding Priorities Determined by Community Needs Assessment
Every three to five years, the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® develops a community needs assessment, also referred to as a Community Profile Report. The purpose of the Community Profile is to take a timely assessment of the state of breast cancer in the Affiliate’s 16-county service area*. This report examines statistics, services and community perspectives to identify disparities, gaps in service and barriers to care that prevent women who live in our community from accessing care and surviving breast cancer. This report is used to establish the Affiliate’s priorities, goals and objectives in its strategic planning, grant making and educational efforts to ensure that we are meeting our promise to save lives.
*16 County Service Area in Washington State: Clallam, Gray’s Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston, Whatcom and Wahkiakum counties