How to Apply for Community Grants

Komen Arizona contributes to the Komen Promise by awarding funds to not-for-profit organizations that provide innovative, non-duplicative breast health and breast cancer services directly to the medically underserved, uninsured or underinsured. Any not-for-profit organization that provides breast health and/or breast cancer education, screening or treatment services may apply for a grant from Komen Arizona.

2017 / 2018 Komen Arizona Grants Program

Applications for grant funding will be available in Gems December 1, 2016.

Grant Application Technical Assistance Workshops:
To be eligible to apply, applicants are REQUIRED to RSVP and attend one of two available grant workshops. Applicants outside of Maricopa County or Pima County who would like to attend via webinar may request such arrangements when making RSVP.

Workshops will be offered at:
(Pima County)
December 1, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Susan G. Komen Arizona, Tucson Office
2099 E. River Rd., Suite C
Tucson, Arizona 85718

(Maricopa County)
December 2, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Vitalyst Health Foundation
2929 N. Central Avenue. Suite 1550
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Application Deadline: January 6, 2017 by 5pm (mountain standard time)
Award Notification: On or before April 1, 2017
Award Period: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018
Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure®: March 5,2017
Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure®: October 8,2017

Community Grants – 2017/2018 Grant Year

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Statement of Need
Komen Arizona will award community grants to organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects addressing funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Arizona Community Profile Report. The 2015 Community Profile Report can be found on our website at

The Affiliate seeks to fund evidence-based programs that increase access to breast cancer services that will lead to a decrease in breast cancer late-stage diagnosis and mortality and an increase in timely, quality breast cancer care. This includes, but is not limited to, programs that provide no cost or low cost breast cancer services, financial assistance with diagnostic and/or treatment co-pays/deductibles, transportation assistance and patient navigation.

  •  Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual- patient navigator- guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services and financial resources).

Applicants may request funding up to $50,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year. Applications should focus on direct services Komen Arizona cannot provide such as breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment, for those who are low income (at or below 250% Federal Poverty Level), uninsured and underinsured which address the needs outlined in the 2015 Community Profile Report for the identified priority populations. “Underinsured is defined as having some insurance coverage but not enough, or when one is insured yet unable to afford the out-of-pocket responsibilities not covered by his or her insurer” (Patient Advocate Foundation Please note only one application per organization will be accepted.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following communities:

  • Black/African-American females in the State of Arizona
  • Hispanic females in the State of Arizona
  • Maricopa County
  • Mohave County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Yavapai County

Contact Kaleb Martorana at 602-544-2873 ext.308 with questions on how to apply.

Grant Application Materials
2017-2018 Project Work Plan
In Good Standing  
2017-2018 RFA
Komen Arizona Community Profile Report 2015
2017-2018 Excel Progress and Final Report Template (Attachment C)
2017-2018 Reimbursement Rates – Breast and Cervical (Attachment B)
Grantee Education Work Plan
Change Packet Toolkit
Grant Service Report (Attachment C)
PN Competencies Report (Appendix A)