Statement of Need

Up to 75 percent of the net income raised by Komen Central Virginia stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment projects.

A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Komen Affiliate supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards, and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

The Susan G. Komen® Promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. As one of a network of more than 100 affiliates around the country, the Komen Central Virginia Affiliate contributes to the Komen Promise by awarding funds to local not-for-profit organizations that provide innovative, non-duplicative breast health and breast cancer services directly to the medically underserved, uninsured or underinsured in Central Virginia.

The Komen Central Virginia Affiliate is currently offering grants up to $25,000 for innovative programs that reduce breast cancer death rates, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease. Based on the data from the Komen Central Virginia 2015 Community Profile approved Mission Action Plan, the following grant funding priorities have been identified:

  • Breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for uninsured/underinsured women. While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities/populations:
    • Black/African-American and women of foreign descent in the Richmond Metropolitan area (City of Richmond and Counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, and Henrico)
    • Piedmont Virginia (Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward)
    • Southside Virginia (City of Emporia and Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Halifax, and Mecklenburg)
  • Evidence-based, culturally appropriate breast cancer education programs that motivate participants to action (e.g., talk to doctor about breast cancer risk, get a clinical breast exam or screening mammogram). While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities/populations:
    • Black/African-American and women of foreign descent in the Richmond Metropolitan area (City of Richmond and Counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, and Henrico)
    • Piedmont Virginia (Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward)
    • Southside Virginia (City of Emporia and Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Halifax, and Mecklenburg)
  • Evidence-based patient navigation or case management that assists individuals in navigating the breast cancer continuum of care. While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities:
    • Piedmont Virginia (Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward)
    • Southside Virginia (City of Emporia and Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Halifax, and Mecklenburg)
  • Evidence-based breast cancer survivor support programs that meet basic needs and facilitate quality of life during breast cancer treatment (e.g., transportation, assistance, financial assistance).  While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities:
    • Piedmont Virginia (Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward)
    • Southside Virginia (City of Emporia and Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Halifax, and Mecklenburg)

Community Profile for Download

The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.

2015 Komen Central Virginia Community Profile Report