2020-2021 Community Grant Recipients

Thanks to your ongoing generosity and donations, our Susan G. Komen Upstate New York Affiliate is proud to be able to grant awards to the following local, non-profit organizations for projects focused on advancing Komen’s BOLD GOAL, to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026:

Adagio Health – “Mammogram Voucher Program” | Twin Tiers Region
Provides access to breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for individuals in Potter, Tioga and Bradford counties of Pennsylvania through outreach, education and patient navigation.

Adirondack Medical Center – “Breast Health Navigation” | Northeastern Region
The project guides patients to all the health and human services, from time to abnormal screening to beyond diagnosis and treatment. The breast health navigator provides specialized and individualized care coordination for women and men to rely on for assistance in overcoming the challenges faced, especially assistance with access to care.

ECMC Foundation – “We Drive…Early Detection Through Mobile Mammography Screening” | Western Region
The project aims to increase access to quality and timely breast health through mobile mammography screening in four target counties with significant gaps in breast health services in Allegany, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Wyoming counties. Culturally competent breast health patient navigation, screening, education, and barrier reduction services will be provided for underserved women.

Erie County Health Department – “WNY Cancer Services Program” | Western Region
Identifies and overcomes barriers to increase breast cancer screening, provide access to diagnostics and quality care in priority underserved populations in Erie County through outreach, education and individualized navigation.

Fund for Women of the Southern Tier – “Barriers to Care” | Twin Tiers Region
The Barriers to Care program gives grants of $500 to women who have breast cancer and need support for things that are barriers to their care, for example, child care, elder care and car payments and repairs so they can get to treatments, serving any woman who has financial need and breast cancer who lives in Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler counties.

Kevin Guest House – “Lodging Support for Breast Cancer Patients and Caregivers” | Western Region
Provides lodging, meals and care for breast cancer patients and families traveling to Buffalo for medical care.

Onondaga County Health Department  – “Breast Cancer Outreach, Education, and Screening to At-Risk Women in the City of Syracuse, NY” | Central Region
This project will target Black/African American, Hispanic women living in Syracuse, along with Native American women living in Onondaga County. Project activities will include evidence-based outreach & education activities to provide at-risk women with direct access to breast cancer screening & diagnostic services.

Saratoga Hospital – “The Bold Call Project” | Northeastern Region
Identifies women who are overdue for mammogram screenings and proactively seeks to remove their barriers to access. A collaborative effort between the medical imaging department and primary care, the project connects with women who have open mammograms with an end goal of scheduling their screening.

The Upstate Hospital Foundation – “She Matters – Increasing Screening Mammography in Underserved Women” | Central Region
Provides peer outreach, education, navigation, and screening mammography to reduce breast cancer disparities in low-income, primarily African American women in the City of Syracuse.

To Life! – “Bridging the Gap – Accessing Care and Support Services” | Northeastern Region
When individuals are educated about breast health and breast cancer screening and risk reduction, they are more likely to prioritize their health and outcomes improve. This project engages individuals and educates them, connecting the health benefits of risk reduction, screening, treatment and follow up care.

University at Buffalo Research Foundation’s –“Engaging Patients in Breast Health
through Patient Ambassadors, Mobile Mammography, and Education” | Western Region
Provides screening events at primary care practices on the East Side and West Side of Buffalo. Uses trained Patient Ambassadors to provide breast health education and assist women through the screening steps.

University of Rochester – “UR Medicine Breast Imaging Outreach” | Central Region
Provides Screening and Diagnostic support for un/under-insured patients, transportation to and from appointments, patient navigation, and outreach/education in Monroe County.

YWCA of Binghamton and Broome County – “Breast Health, Outreach, Education, Advocacy, Navigation” | Twin Tiers Region
ENCOREplus will be able to decrease breast cancer mortality in our community by providing breast health outreach, education services in Broome & Tioga Counties and providing case management, financial, transportation and child/eldercare. ENCOREplus works with the NYS Cancer Services Program to provide free clinical breast exams and mammograms.


How to Apply for Community Grants

Komen Upstate New York offers a Small Grant (SG) Program that funds projects costing less than $5,000. Funds are only awarded to non-profit organizations and can be applied for throughout the year.
Currently Funded Small Grants | Apply for a Small Grant

Komen National Research Grants Program, managed at the national level, accepts requests for scientific research funding. More information on research funding is available at www.komen.org/grants.