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Funding Priorities

An estimated 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer screening, treatment, and awareness are vital to ensure the health of individuals in our communities.

The Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2015 granting cycle (April 2015 - March 2016) is now open. The deadline to apply is 5pm Friday Decmber 5, 2014. You can find more information about applying for funding here.


To address the needs in our community the North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen offers grants to non-profit organizations that provide culturally appropriate breast health education and breast cancer screening, treatment, and support programs that reach medically underserved individuals within our 29 county service area.

It is our aim to encourage creativity, innovation, ingenuity and collaboration among existing and potentially new service providers. We look for outcomes that consider both the longevity and the quality of care, with consideration for life-long educational goals and services that address the entire continuum of care and recovery. In considering the balance of funds awarded, we strive to minimize duplication with existing programs and to maximize the use of existing structures.

Grants are awarded through a peer-reviewed process that is consistent with Komen national standards. Grants are not awarded to individuals.

Applications must include all of the following elements to be considered.

A. Address at least one of the following: education, screening, diagnosis, treatment, post-diagnosis services/ issues AND include appropriate referral plans to ensure a seamless continuum of care.

B. Fill gaps and address disparities in your community.

C. Utilize documented strategies and have a strong evaluation component.

D. Include uninsured and under-insured populations in your program’s target audience.

E. Demonstrate cultural responsiveness to your target audience(s).

F. Serve individuals within our 29-County Service area.

Based on the 2011 Community Profile, Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast has identified the following priority areas

A. Use partnerships and collaborations to engage communities in culturally appropiate education/outreach breast health activities throughout our service area with emphasis on uninsured and underinsured women in rural and minority communities.

B. Increase and improve access to screening, diagnostic, and treatment services offered to women, particularly women at high risk within our affiliate service area, with emphasis on uninsured and underinsured women in tier 1 & tier 2 counties, rural communities, and minorities

C. Reduce and remove barriers to provide timely follow up care for individuals needing diagnosis after screening and/or individuals undergoing treatment.

D. Increase post-diagnosis support and assistance to survivors/co-survivors.


The promise of Susan G. Komen is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to discover cures. To meet this promise, Komen Affiliates conduct a detailed community needs assessment every two years to determine existing gaps in local breast health and breast cancer services. The Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate relies on information obtained through the community profile process to guide them in work that must be accomplished within the community. This document should be used as a framework for identifying service gaps in our community’s breast health and cancer needs. This document also contains information on the state of breast cancer at the local level.

Download the 2011 Community Profile.