Funding Priorities

Up to 75% of the net income from each Affiliate stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects. These funding decisions are prioritized by findings from the community profile.

A minimum of 25% of the net income from each Affiliate supports the National Komen Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Drawing from the profile, Komen Wisconsin has identified the following funding priority area:

The Affiliate seeks to fund evidence-based programs that facilitate access to no cost or affordable breast cancer screening and diagnostic services.

Example programs include provision of no cost or affordable clinical services, assistance with diagnostic and treatment co-pays/deductibles, mobile mammography, one-on-one or groups breast cancer education sessions that provide documented linkages to appropriate breast cancer action (e.g., talk with doctor about personal risk or get a screening mammogram), provision of accurate and standardized breast cancer information to health care providers and strategic collaborations that increase access to across the continuum of care for identified populations.

  1. Program should prioritize providing services to individuals living below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.
  2. Applicant must indicate barriers facing the population being served (i.e. transportation, cultural, financial, health literacy, insurance literacy, etc.) and address how they will overcome each.
  3. Applicant must describe how the program is culturally sensitive.
  4. Applicant must identify community partnerships and collaborations needed to build strong outcomes as well as describe how those relationships have been or will be built.
  5. Applicant must detail a robust outreach plan using a Community Health Worker model. Returning grantee applications must include a work plan objective that states 50% or more of the program participants will be new to the program. The narrative must include how this will be accomplished. (Returning applicants are those who received funding from Komen in 2016-2017)
  6. Applicant must address how they will navigate program participants into the appropriate point of the continuum of care, from screening through diagnosis and treatment. This includes navigating eligible women to the Wisconsin Well Woman Program, Badger Care Plus and the Federal Marketplace.