We are excited to announce our FY20 Grant Application is now OPEN!

Our funding cap is $100,000 this year! Additionally, our funding priorities have not changed this year, however, they will be ranked in order of importance and priority will be given to applicants that closely match with Komen Oklahoma’s mission. To be eligible to apply for a Komen community-based grant your organization must be: 1. A federally tax-exempt entity – nonprofit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian tribe; 2. Located in the specified Affiliate service area

This year’s funding priorities are:

       1. Patient Navigation

Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for lay and professional navigators anyone that resides in Oklahoma with an emphasis on patients in rural counties where there is a physician shortage. Patient navigation must follow the individual from abnormal screening to diagnostic resolution and through treatment, if necessary. Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual- patient navigator- guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system.

2. Reducing Barriers to Care

Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in any county in Oklahoma. “Underinsured is defined as having some insurance coverage but not enough, or when one is insured yet unable to afford the out-of-pocket responsibilities not covered by his or her insurer”. The Affiliate seeks to fund projects that provide no cost or low-cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, mobile mammography, diagnostic co-pay and deductible assistance, transportation and interpreter services.

3. Breast Cancer Education

Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings. Projects must be designed to result in documented age appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram). Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target communities including Black/African American, American Indian, rural, and/or under/uninsured populations that reside in Oklahoma.


A few things to remember:

  •  This application is for organizations seeking $10,000 to $100,000.
  • We will be having a grant writing video conference on January 22 from 12pm CST to 1pm CST. Grant writing workshops are NOT mandatory for all applicants, however, they are encouraged. If attendance will be a problem, the workshop will be available online and can be viewed any time after the event. The meeting is not mandatory, however, applicants will be responsible for what is discussed during the training. If you would like a one on one meeting, I am happy to schedule one with you.
  • The community grant cycle runs April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021 . 
  • Applications are drafted and submitted through our Komen Grants Portal. For more information, please refer to the Komen Grants Portal Applicant User Guide.


To find other details, including eligibility requirements, please refer to the attached Komen Oklahoma RFA. You can begin your application on our Komen Grants Portal.

Grant Writing Video Conference Available for Viewing

Important Dates:

Grant Writing Workshop           January 22, 2020; 12:00pm CST – Video conference; one on one assistance available after
Application Deadline                  February 5, 2020; 5:00pm CST
Award Notification                      March 2020
Award Period                                April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021
Progress Report Due                   November 2020
Final Report Due                         May 1, 2021


For more information regarding the grant process or application, please contact:

Abbi Lee, PhD Candidate, MPH
918-392-2745, x200


The promise of Susan G Komen is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find cures. All requests for science research funding should be directed to the National Susan G. Komen® Grants Program. More information on research funding is available at www.komen.org/grants