The Komen Puget Sound Affiliate offers large community grants ($5000+) for innovative programs that reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by the disease. We direct the majority of our grant making to programs that promote early detection of breast cancer. The remainder of grant funds are invested in programs assisting medically underserved breast cancer patients as they access treatment.
Apply for a Large Community Grant
To apply for a Large Community Grant, applicants must first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). After a successful pre-screening of an LOI, organizations are invited to submit a full application (Request for Application).
Large Community Grant Service Areas:
Early Detection/Education: Approximately 70% of our grant funding supports projects in this area as it is clear that breast cancers that are detected early are much more treatable than those detected in late stage. This target area includes the following programs:
Patient Navigation: Approximately 15% of our grant funding supports culturally appropriate patient navigation to reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes among medically underserved women. Programs should provide the following:
Patient Assistance/Treatment Support: Approximately 15% of our grant funding supports projects in this area to ensure that breast cancer patients have the financial resources and support to get the best available breast cancer treatments, which are critical to improving breast cancer survival rates. This category includes the following services:
Additionally, based upon the disparities identified by our Community Profile Report, we aim to increase our funding to the following areas of need:
More information concerning guidelines and criteria of the large community grants can be found in the Large Community Grant Application Form.
Contact Elisa Del Rosario, Director of Grants, Education & Advocacy at email@example.com or 206.633.0303 ext. 105.