Press Release – June 9, 2014

Susan G. Komen® Southeast Wisconsin announces Small Grant Program

Since 1999, Komen Southeast Wisconsin has funded more than $8.3 million in local community programs that provide breast cancer education, life-saving breast health screening, and access to treatment.

Contact:  Robin Luther
June 9, 2014
(MILWAUKEE, WI) – Susan G. Komen® Southeast Wisconsin announced today that it has initiated a Small Grant Program to complement its established Community Grants program that has dedicated over $8.3 million into community programs over the past 15 years.

Nonprofits in the Komen Southeast Wisconsin service area can apply for up to $5,000 for a Small Pilot or Capacity-Building Breast Health Program Grant. These grants are for organizations interested in beginning a new program or test new ideas that will increase the innovative capacity and effectiveness of breast health programs that serve low income and uninsured women. Capacity Building is enhancing an organization’s ability to provide services by redesigning processes, implementing new practices, or developing collaborations or partnerships.

Small Grants are available in two categories.  Education/Outreach will support the development of breast cancer programs or projects.  Capacity Building/Technical Assistance will provide funding to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of current breast health and breast cancer organizations and programs.

Applications for Small Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Proposed programs must have a focus on breast health education and outreach; breast cancer diagnosis; lowering personal breast cancer risk; metastatic breast cancer; treatment; and/or survivorship.  Funding priority will be given to projects that address the breast health needs of the medically underserved, uninsured and underinsured in Southeast Wisconsin, with an emphasis on projects that remove cultural barriers to breast health education and screening.

“We are confident Komen Southeast Wisconsin’s Small Grant Program will be very impactful,” said Nikki Panico, Komen executive direction, adding that the Affiliate’s “fundraising efforts are what make this Small Grant and Community Grant funding possible.  Strong local support is the key to providing valuable local breast health programming in Southeast Wisconsin.”

The Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate raises funds through events like the annual Race for the Cure©, scheduled for Sunday, September 21nd in downtown Milwaukee. Register for the race at

Interested Small Grant applicants are encouraged to visit for complete information regarding funding priorities and guidelines.  Please call Robin Luther, Mission Manager at 414.389-4882 or contact her by email at with any questions or concerns.

We encourage all interested individuals and organizations to apply.  Feel free to forward this information to any individual or organization that you feel would be a possible applicant.


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