Upcoming Grant Applicant Workshop

You may know that 75 percent of all funds raised by the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure stay in our 30-county service area to fund local programs…but do you know how to apply for funding? Are you a non-profit organization interested in becoming a Komen Columbus grantee? We are always looking for new partners and great programs to deliver needed services to women and men in our community.

Komen Columbus is sponsoring a Grant Applicant Workshop on Friday, August 26, from 8:30am – 1:30pm at the Komen Columbus office in Westerville. We are offering this complimentary workshop in an attempt to increase awareness of our funding opportunities and established priorities while providing the opportunity for collaboration between community organizations. Information pertaining to grants basics, the review process and results of the 2011 Community Profile will be reviewed during a morning session followed by a presentation on the official 2012-2013 Request for Applications in the afternoon.

Members of the 2011-2012 Community Health Grantees met at the Komen Columbus office this spring.

Participation in this workshop will not have any impact on the 2011 Grant Review Committee selection process, but is highly recommended. A diverse panel of community representatives, local breast health experts and breast cancer survivors evaluate the merit of all proposals submitted for funding according to the specified criteria.

There is no cost to attend the Grant Applicant Workshop, although registration is required. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.  Any interested potential applicants may register or ask questions by contacting Megan Savage via telephone at 614-297-8155 x204 or via email at outreach@komencolumbus.org. The deadline to register is Friday, August 19.

Funds available to be granted are raised annually through Komen Columbus events, including the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure®. In the last 19 years, Komen Columbus has provided more than $19 million for vital breast cancer education, screening and treatment services.

***To be eligible for Komen funding, you must be a 501C3 non-profit organization or government agency. Komen Columbus does not fund scientific research at the local level.