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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.
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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.