Increase your capacity with our small grants program.

Susan G. Komen Great Plains awards small grants (up to $5,000) two times per year that are intended to provide evidence-based education about breast health or reduce barriers to receiving education or breast health screenings. Please contact Taylor Anderson at 402-502-2979 ext. 1205 or via email ( before initiating the application process.

2020 Small Grant Request for Applications are open: Due May 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.


  • Proposals will be considered by the Board of Directors upon a recommendation from the Grants Committee at Komen Great Plains.
  • Proposals must be submitted to Komen Great Plains by the following dates:  June 1 or November 15 (funds permitting)
  • Applicants will be notified within 30-45 days of their request for funding, unless otherwise noted.

All grant proposals must be submitted online through the Grants e-Management System (GeMS):

Current Small Grants


A Time to Heal $5,000

The program will fund 30 A Time to Heal facilitators in Nebraska and South Dakota to attend a conference to foster hope and resilience in self, co-workers, patients and co-survivors.  Activities include research-based training and experience and measured by self-assessment.

Contact: Becky Vinton, 402.401.6083,


Casting for Recovery, Inc. $4,900

This program funds a retreat for 28 breast cancer survivors in Nebraska and South Dakota, a respite from familiar routines in a beautiful, natural setting where emotional well-being can flourish. It also promotes lessening survivors’ isolation, problem solving, and coping skills, through an opportunity to be with other survivors.

Contact: Linda Lovgren, 402-397-7158,



South Omaha Community Care Council $3,450

Funding will be for the BiNational Health Week: Women’s Health Night on October 10 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The purpose of this event is to promote breast cancer awareness among Latina women in South Omaha. The program will provide culturally appropriate information on breast cancer prevention, early detection including: education sessions, addressing healthy eating and physical activity; self-breast exam instruction; and free clinical breast exams.

Contact: Emily Sarcone, 402.398.5663,


Lexington Regional Health $4,945

Lexington Regional Health Center is partnering with West Central District Health Department (Komen grantee) to create Connecting to Health – a program to increase the rate of compliance with screening mammography of Dawson County women, including those of Latina and African descent. LRHC will deploy community health workers to function in small group settings with the support of a women’s health nurse practitioner to educate and encourage women to get screened. WCDHD will support women with funds for screening and treatment if they lack resources.

Contact: Dana Steiner, 308.324.8344,,


Faith Regional $4,644

The funding of this grant will supplement the Hope Fund, a fund established from a local survivor to provide ongoing funding for items and services that support cancer recovery and survivorship.  This grant will provide $100 gas gift cards that will be used to support 40 breast cancer patients who travel more than 50 miles for treatment.

Contact: Ami Stubben-Goetsch, 402.841.4834,



Huron Regional $5,000

Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation’s We’ve Got You Covered program covers the cost of mammograms for underinsured and uninsured women. This grant project aims to aid the program to build capacity to reach more women, especially Latina, Karen and Hutterite populations in Beadle County and surrounding communities. The program will hire a program developer who will go to local employers, churches, Hutterite colonies and area communities to meet with leaders and discuss opportunities for outreach and partnerships in small group and one-on-one settings.

Contact: Kim Rieger, 605.353.6573,


John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute $4,926

The grant will train four professionals (two social workers and two certified nurse practitioners) in the Rapid City area as facilitators of the A Time to Heal program. There are currently program facilitators in South Dakota, but not in the western part of the state. Following the training, the organization anticipates holding A Time to Heal program for six breast cancer survivors at least annually.

Contact: Melanie Smith, 605.755.2365