Funding Priorities

Up to 75 percent of the net funds raised by Komen Atlanta stays in our 13-county service area to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment projects. The remaining 25 percent of net funds supports the national Susan G. Komen Research Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards, and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Current Atlanta Funding Priorities

Komen Atlanta has identified the following funding priority areas. Funding priorities were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Greater Atlanta Community Profile Report. The 2015 Community Profile Report can be found on our website at www.komenatlanta.org.

  • Priority funding will be provided to evidence-based programs that provide free or affordable breast screening and diagnostic services in Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton and Henry counties. Individuals should be living below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.
    • Projects must indicate transportation and translation services in their plans.
    • Projects requiring patients have a medical home should address how they will meet this requirement.
  • Priority funding will be provided to evidence-based programs that provide free or affordable breast screening and diagnostic services to African-American or Latina women, recent immigrants and LGBTQ individuals. These individuals should be living below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.
    • Projects must indicate transportation and translation services in their plans.
    • Projects requiring patients have a medical home should address how they will meet this requirement.

Programs that incorporate evidence-based strategies for breast health care, including screening, diagnosis, treatment support, patient navigation, survivorship and education (with an education program being funded only if it is in conjunction with one or more of the other service categories – e.g., a targeted education program for a priority population that is coupled with the provision of a screening voucher).

Community Profile for Download

The 2015 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. It is published every four years, and it also serves as a guide for grantmaking and fundraising efforts. So as to not duplicate programs already in place and focus efforts on addressing unmet needs for breast health in the community, please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.

Use the links below to review the summary and full 2015 Community Profile Report.