Non-Profits Meet for Grant-Writing Workshop

Recently we welcomed more than 60 representatives from non-profit organizations throughout Central Ohio to our office in Westerville for our annual grant-writing workshop. Attendees learned more about our affiliate and how they could apply for funding to support vital breast health services and programs. Our current community health grantees, listed here, provide services ranging from mammograms to education to patient assistance programs.

Seventy-five percent of the money raised by the Komen Columbus Affiliate stays in Central and Southeastern Ohio to support organizations that offer education, treatment and screening programs to local residents, particularly who are uninsured or medically under-served in the following counties: Athens, Champaign, Clark, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton and Washington.

Attendees of the 2011 Grant Writing Workshop

Megan Savage, our Director of Education and Community Outreach, led the meeting, which included a recap of our 2011 Community profile, which drives what our funding priorities will be for the next two years.

The meeting was held to announce that the 2012-2013 Request for Applications is now available for our Community Health Grants Program.  To find out more about our Community Grants program and how to apply for a Community Grant, please download our 2011 Grant Workshop presentation and the 2012-2013 RFA.

Grant proposals are STRONGLY encouraged to include the following elements:

  • Explicit collaborative efforts and community partnering within the applicant’s service area.
  • Evidence-based strategies in the implementation of program activities, and the evaluation of the evidence-based services and outcomes.

More information on how to apply for funding is available here or by contacting