FY2021 Small Grant Update

Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty it has created in our economy, we are looking at all expenses, including our mission investment, to ensure that we can meet the immediate needs of breast cancer patients today and continue to be there for our breast cancer community long into the future.  Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to not move forward with a FY21 Small Grant process. Please know that we have high regard for your mission to breakdown barriers and help support members of our community. We recognize this is a difficult time for everyone, and we wish health and safety for you and your loved ones

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 (taylor.anderson@komengreatplains.org) before initiating the application process.

2020 Small Grant Request for Applications: Closed


  • 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): https://affiliategrants.komen.org.

FY2020 Small Grants


Casting for Recovery, Inc. $5,000

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, cfrne@cox.net


John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute $1,980

This grant will continue the A Time To Heal program in the Rapid City area.   The organization anticipates holding A Time to Heal program for six breast cancer survivors annually.
Contact: Melanie Smith, msmith22@regionalhealth.org


Completely KIDS $4,157

Completely KIDS will provide monthly educational workshops on breast health and the importance of breast exams.  These workshops will be available to any parent of a Completely KIDS participant, serving primarily Latina women.
Contact: Ann Lawless, alawless@completelykids.org

Latino Center of the Midlands $2,300

Latino Center of the Midlands will host two events to promote breast cancer awareness education, including prevention and community resources to the Latino women specifically in South Omaha.
Contact: Viridiana Almanza, valmanza@latinocenter.org

University of Nebraska Medical Center $1,000

This grant will help with UNMC’s Breast Awareness and Reconstruction Event (BARE).  This event promotes education, awareness, and access for women who wish to learn more about breast cancer surgery and reconstruction options, and provides the opportunity to learn about surgery options from surgical specialists, connect with other patients, and develop realistic expectations.
Contact: Jessica Maxwell, jessica.maxwell@unmc.edu

West Central District Health Department $4,999

This grant will provide education and outreach in North Platte and surrounding area of Lincoln County.  Women will be educated about breast health, breast cancer awareness, screening recommendations, and healthy lifestyles for risk reduction.
Contact: Janet Livingston, livingstonj@wcdhd.org