Current Community Grants

Komen awards $1.26 million in 2016 – $794,091* to local organizations and $465,270 to global research

Over the past 23 years, the Komen Puget Sound Affiliate has invested more than $30 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. In 2016, Komen Puget Sound awarded $794,091 in grants to 8 local organizations and agencies that will provide vital services to 8,000 underserved women.

2016-17 Local Grant Recipients

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Fund

Washington State Department of Health – $210,000
Komen 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.

Community Health Disparities Fund

Franciscan Foundation – $50,232
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 through culturally-appropriate education, outreach and patient navigation.

International Community Health Services – $61,900
Breast Health Outreach, Prevention and Education Program
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.

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency – $80,000
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.

Northwest Leadership Foundation – $60,000
Outreach Demonstration Project
This funding will support the Leaders in Women’s Health Initiative to conduct a pilot project that provides early breast cancer outreach, education, screening and referral to appropriate services for African-American women in Tacoma-Pierce County.

Lutheran Community Services NW: Familias Unidas – $47,378
Nuestra Salud
The goal of Nuestra Salud is for every Latina in Snohomish County to have the best possible information about breast cancer and breast health in order to increase the number of women who receive early screenings, seek appropriate treatment, and engage in preventative care.

Mason General Hospital – $99,581
Culturally Competent Breast Health Patient Navigator Program for Underserved Women
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.

Komen Patient Assistance Fund

Cancer Lifeline – $175,000
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 $10,000 for Small Grants funding and $99,581 through a special Walgreens fund from Komen National for patient navigation.