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Funding Priorities


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.

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 scre

Grant Funding Priorities

To address the needs in our community the Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure offers grants to non-profit organizations that provide culturally appropriate breast health education and breast cancer screening, treatment, and support programs that reach uninsured and underinsured in our 10 county service area.

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

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

1. Projects focusing on clinical breast services among minority, uninsured and underinsured and those who have not been previously screened throughout the Ozark Affiliate 10 county service area.
2. Projects designed to address access barriers that prevent screening and education that would reach the uninsured, underinsured or those living below the poverty level.
3. Projects providing unique outreach and that demonstrate behavior change to previously unscreened populations, specifically African American, Marshallese, Hispanic/Latina, Asian American, people with disabilities and rural communities.
4. Projects that address the need for patient navigation and advocacy.

Community Profile

The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure conducts a community assessment called a Community Profile every two years that specifically examines breast health and breast cancer in our service area.  The Ozark Affiliate uses the findings of the Community Profile as a guide to what needs and gaps in services exist in regards to breast health and breast cancer.  The grant and educational priorities are determined by the findings of the Community Profile.

For the complete Community Profile report, click here

For the shortened Executive Summary of the report, click here