Community & Small Grants

Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Upstate New York. Through its community grants, Komen funds education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs provided by local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area.

  • There were approximately 4,872 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in our service area last year. Thousands of people in our communities today are living with breast cancer. The funds Komen grants to community programs in our service areas have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.

During the 2017-18 grant cycle, Komen Upstate NY funded the following programs:

2017-18 Community Grants:

Allegany Department of Health. – “Komen Kares Breast Cancer Support Services”, Western NY Region

Arnot Ogden Medical Center – “Reducing Financial Barriers to Treatment”, Twin Tiers Region

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes – “Breast Cancer Survivorship Initiative”, Twin Tiers Region

Canton-Potsdam Hospital – “Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Program”, Central NY Region

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital – “Reducing Screening Barriers for Women in Potter & Tioga Counties”, Twin Tiers Region

Crouse Health Foundation – “Breast Cancer Awareness Outreach, Education and Screening”, Twin Tiers Region

ECMC Foundation – “Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Program”, Western NY Region

Erie County Health Department – “Erie County Cancer Services Program”, Western NY Region

International Institute of Buffalo’s – “The Immigrant and Refugees Breast Health Awareness Project”, Western NY Region

Onondaga County Health Department – “Breast Cancer Outreach, Education, and Screening to At-Risk Populations”, Central NY Region

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital – “Tioga County PA Mammography Screening Outreach to the Un/Under Insured”, Twin Tiers Region

St. Mary’s Healthcare – “Addressing Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment”, Northeastern NY Region

The Fund for Women – “FFW Barriers to Care”, Twin Tiers Region

The Guthrie Clinic – “Breast Cancer: Screening for Life”, Twin Tiers Region

The Upstate Hospital Foundation – “She Matters – Increasing Screening Mammography in Underserved Women”, Central NY Region

To Life – “Education and Support for Underrepresented Minorities “, Northeastern NY region

University at Buffalo Research Foundation’s –“Patient Ambassadors to Activate Breast Health Continuum Care in Underserved Primary Care Practices”, Western NY Region

University of Rochester – “UR Medicine Breast Imaging Outreach”, Central NY Region

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, Inc. – “Breast Health Project”, Northeastern NY Region

YWCA of Binghamton/Broome County – “ENCOREplus Breast Cancer Outreach, Education & Advocacy”, Twin Tiers Region

YWCA Elmira & Twin Tiers – “YWCA Elmira Women’s Breast Health Program”, Twin Tiers Region

YWCA of Northeastern New York – “Encore: Take Charge of Your Health Program”, Northeastern NY Region

For more detailed information on the Community Grants programs above, please click here

2017 Small Grants:

Kevin Guest House, Western NY Region

Wyoming County Health Department, Western NY Region

For more information, please contact Denise Trondsen at

Please note that Susan G. Komen® is not a direct service provider.

The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen National Research Grants Program managed at the national level. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here.