Descriptions of 2018-2019 Grant Programs


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

Provides transportation assistance and medical assistance for out-of-pocket expenses, including co-pays and deductibles, for Chemung and Steuben County residents diagnosed with breast cancer.

ECMC Lifeline Foundation
We Drive…Early Detection through Mobile Mammography Program, Western NY Region 

Provides culturally competent, evidence-based breast health education and screening services to increase the mammography rate among underserved women throughout Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie and Wyoming counties utilizing the Mobile Mammography Coach.

Erie County Health Department – Erie County Cancer Services Program, Western NY 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.

Northeastern Health Foundation – Easing the Financial Burden for Breast Cancer Patients, Northeastern NY Region

Provides assistance to breast cancer patients who live in Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia, or Albany Counties to ease their financial burdens while receiving treatment for breast cancer at the Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center.

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

Provides breast cancer screening & diagnostic services to underserved and uninsured women who reside in Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse.  Increasing awareness among minority women living in the City of Syracuse & Native American women of the Onondaga Nation for free & reduced-cost breast cancer screening services.

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

Provides transportation to weekly all-inclusive breast screenings that feature screenings and same-day follow-up diagnostics, and referral to a breast nurse navigator for long-term case management in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

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

Provides financial assistance to women in need for support of their breast cancer treatment in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties.

The Guthrie Clinic Breast Care: Life-Saving Assistance Program, Twin Tiers Region

Provides patient assistance funds for un- and under-insured individuals for the uncovered portion of additional screening views, diagnostic views, breast MRI, ultrasound and biopsies.  Will also provide assistance for lymphedema supplies and compression garments.

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

Provides the services of a bi-lingual breast health educator to help remove barriers (language and transportation) to diagnostics and treatment for women in Schenectady, Fulton and Montgomery Counties.  Offers a monthly support group for individuals living with metastatic breast cancer

University at Buffalo Research Foundation’s – Patient Ambassadors to Activate Breast Health Continuum Care in Underserved Primary Care Practices, Western NY 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 NY 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/Broome County ENCOREplus Breast Cancer Outreach, Education & Advocacy, Twin Tiers Region

Provides breast health outreach, education and advocacy services in Broome & Tioga counties. Provides case management services to help women overcome barriers to care, including financial, transportation and child/eldercare.


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