2015-2016 Community Grants

2015-2016 Community Grants

Komen Awards $1.2 million in 2015: $845,000* to local organizations and $374,000 to global research.

Over the past 22 years, the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound has invested more than $29 million in local nonprofit, tribal and government agencies that provide breast health and breast cancer services to medically underserved residents living in our 16-county service area. This year, Komen Puget Sound awarded $845,000 in grants to 8 local organizations and agencies that will provide vital services to over 15,000 underserved women.

2015-16 Local Grant Recipients

Education and Early Detection

Washington State Department of Health – $240,000
Puget Sound Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Program
Washington State Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) will provide breast cancer screenings for low-income women. The funding will provide lifesaving mammograms and diagnostic services to nearly 4,000 low income women living in our region.

Franciscan Foundation – $60,000
Breast Cancer Navigator Program
This funding will improve education and access to screening, diagnosis and treatment for Asian, Pacific Islander and Hispanic women in Tacoma/Pierce County.

International Community Health Services – $50,000
Breast Health Outreach, Prevention and Education Project
This funding will provide breast health outreach, education and screening to low-income, limited English-speaking Chinese, Filipina, Korean, Mien, Samoan and other Pacific Islander, Asian Indian and Vietnamese women in Seattle/King County.

Mason General Hospital – $18,205
Culturally Appropriate Breast Health Education, Outreach & Screening Program
This funding will provide breast cancer education, outreach and referrals to screenings for low-income women, Latinas, and women living in remote rural areas of Mason County.

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency – $45,000
Native Women’s Wellness Program
This program provides breast health outreach, education, screening and support to women in rural tribal communities in Southwest Washington who rarely or never have been screened for breast cancer.

YWCA of Seattle/King County & Snohomish County – $33,238
Opening Doors
This funding will provide education and mobile screenings for medically underserved and low-income African-American, Latina, sexual minority and homeless women.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest: Familias Unidas – $40,030
Nuestra Salud
This funding, made possible by a special grant from Komen National/Walgreens, will promote breast cancer awareness, education and screening in the Latino community, focusing on one-on-one education for Latinas in Snohomish and Skagit Counties.

Patient Navigation

Mason General Hospital – $199,162
Culturally Competent Breast Health Patient Navigator Program
This funding, made possible by a special grant from Komen National/Walgreens, will provide breast cancer patient navigation and support services for low-income, Latinas, Native American and women living in remote rural areas of Mason County from the point of an abnormal finding through completion of treatment.

Patient Assistance & Treatment Support

Cancer Lifeline – $159,372
Komen Patient Assistance Fund
Cancer Lifeline administers Komen Puget Sound funds to provide financial assistance and support for low-income patients while they are in treatment for breast cancer.

* This amount includes $199,162 and $40,030 through special Walgreens funds from Komen National for patient navigation and education, respectively. It does not include small grants.

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