Komen Great Plains Announces Changes To Community Program Funding Process

Oct. 10, 2019 (OMAHA, Neb.) – In an effort to enhance its mission impact across Nebraska and South Dakota, Komen Great Plains is announcing changes in its community program funding process for 2020. The organization will move to a funding process in which Komen Great Plains invites select community partners to submit a letter of intent in January 2020 for 2020 funding. This process replaces the competitive community grant process in which any eligible nonprofit organization could apply for consideration of funds.

The community programs focus remains the same – using evidence-based strategies for breast cancer education, reducing barriers to breast health care and providing patient navigation for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Komen Great Plains worked with community organizations, well respected health care professionals, and its Board of Directors on the change designed to ensure donor dollars continue to be used in the most efficient and effective manner to address unmet breast health needs in the region.

Komen Great Plains CEO, Karen Daneu, noted, “We thoughtfully considered how we could continue to enhance our impact on the communities we serve, and feel this new process allows us to partner with organizations with a proven track record in measuring impact over the long-term. As we continue to strive toward our Bold Goal, in reducing U.S. breast cancer deaths in half, this process should help reduce breast cancer death rates in our community.” 

Komen Great Plains will continue to partner with organizations to increase access to breast health care ¾ especially in rural communities and underserved populations ¾and assist with patient navigation and treatment assistance. Additional information on this process is available at komengreatplains.org. 

Small funding opportunities will be available to 501(3)c organizations with more details addressed in Spring 2020.   

Komen Great Plains thanks all partners who helped with this transition and looks forward to the continued impact this new process will bring in both states.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Great Plains

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.

Komen Great Plains is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Nebraska and South Dakota. For more information, call 402-502-2979 or visit www.komengreatplains.org

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