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Funding Priorities

Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.

A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Statement of Need

The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is currently offering grants for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and/or breast cancer education, outreach, screening and treatment support targeting services not otherwise available to low income, underinsured or uninsured women and men of Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Newton, Sebastian and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri.

The grantmaking priorities were selected based on data from the Komen Ozark Quantitative Data Report, 2014.  The report can be found here.

Drawing from the report, the Ozark Affiliate has identified the following selected Target Communities:

1.  Boone, Newton and Madison Counties in Arkansas

2.  Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri

3.  Hispanic/Latina Population in Benton, Carroll, Sebastian and Washington Counties in Arkansas

Grant Funding Priorities

All applications must address at least one of the following priorities:


Priority 1:  Access-Increase access to screening and treatment services for the low-income, under/uninsured, working poor and underserved populations. 


Priority 2:  Education/Awareness-Increase breast health awareness and education programs, including early detection and screening information for women in need of services with a focus on underserved populations.


Priority 3:  Patient Navigation and Advocacy-Culturally appropriate one-on-one patient navigation programs that aide patient and their families effectively through the complexities of the healthcare system in one or more of the selected target communities.


Priority 4:  Survivorship-Provide support programs or services that meet basic needs and facilitate quality of life during and after breast cancer treatment (e.g., nutrition, prosthesis, lymphedema management, transportation, case management and navigation, emergency assistance, etc.) to uninsured/underinsured breast cancer patients in one or more of the selected target communities.


Grants are awarded through a peer-reviewed process that is consistent with Komen national standards.