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Funding Priorities

Approximately 25% of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Up to 75% of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening/diagnostic services and patient navigation projects.

Brief Summary of Priorities

Susan G. Komen® remains committed to fulfilling our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever through empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. Susan G. Komen® is focused on reducing breast cancer incidence and mortality within the next decade with increased emphasis on finding solutions for disparities in breast cancer across populations. With funds raised by the Komen Wyoming Affiliate, community grants will be made to support underserved populations and patient navigation throughout the continuum of care across the state of Wyoming.

Every few years, each Komen Affiliate conducts a community needs assessment, known as the Community Profile Report. This report is utilized to identify populations most in need of breast services and identify gaps in services that must be addressed to improve breast health in the state. 

The Community Profile is a snapshot of the community at a specific point in time. It is specifically looking at breast health and breast cancer. The profile includes:

  • demographics, such as population by age, race, ethnicity, education and income levels,
  • breast cancer statistics, such as screening, incidence and mortality rates,
  • an assessment of current services for breast cancer screening and treatment in the community,
  • a survey of the community's beliefs and attitudes about breast cancer through interviews with key informants.

Click here to view the full Community Profile:  2015 Komen Wyoming Affiliate Community Profile Report

Click here to view the Executive Summary:  2015 Community Profile Executive Summary

Utilizing the Komen Wyoming 2015 Community Profile findings, the Wyoming Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® has identified the following priorities for its 2016-2017 Grants Program:

1.    There is a need for sustaining current statewide programming through a multi-faceted approach and continued partnership efforts with agencies in all 23 counties to address:

a.    Improving access to care to decrease late stage diagnosis rates and increase mammography rates

b.    Addressing financial and cultural barriers through establishing partnerships that assist women throughout the continuum of care and address cultural needs; ie Wind River Indian Reservation, rural women, migrant workers, etc.

c.    Increasing patient navigation efforts through promoting the Komen Wyoming Breast Cancer Resource Directory information

d.    Increasing best practice education and outreach efforts across the state

Komen Wyoming will award grants to local non-profit organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects, between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.  Applicants may request funding of up to $1,000 per application.  Organizations can apply multiple times in a year as long as all funds are utilized, outcomes are reported, and previous grant is closed. Organization will also need to remain in compliance according to Komen Wyoming’s definition of “Good Standing”.  Applications will be accepted until funding for FY 2016-2017 is completely utilized.