Current Community Grants
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound has awarded $590,000 to six local nonprofits working to end disparities in access to breast cancer screenings and breast health care.
The 2019-20 funded partners are:
- Latino Community Fund – $35,000
The Women’s Health Outreach Program provides no-cost mammograms and health services to minority women in Seattle/King County who do not or cannot access them through mainstream clinical resources. Screenings and follow-ups target those on limited incomes, regardless of age, sexual orientation or gender identity.
- South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) – $55,000
The South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency Native Women’s Wellness 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.
- Korean Women’s Association – $85,000
The Patient Navigation Program will help 600 clients gain access to specially trained navigators to help them through the stages of screening, diagnosis, and treatment for breast cancer. Navigators help patients with their health benefits, transportation to the hospital, translators for doctor visits and anything else necessary to get through breast cancer.
- International Community Health Services (ICHS) – $105,000
The Breast Health Outreach, Prevention, and Education (B-HOPE) program will provide breast health outreach, education and screening to low-income, limited English-speaking Non-Hispanic, African American, African descent, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino women in Seattle/King County.
- Cancer Lifeline – $125,000
Through the Komen Patient Assistance Fund, Cancer Lifeline provides financial assistance and support for low-income patients while they are in treatment for breast cancer.
- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) – $185,000
Funding to the Washington State Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) will provide breast cancer screenings, lifesaving mammograms and diagnostics to more than 4,000 low-income, uninsured and underinsured women. It will also provide patient navigation for clients and assists diagnosed clients in transitioning onto the Medicaid Treatment Program.