Funding Priorities

Up to 75% of the net income from our 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 our Community Profile needs assessment process.

In March 2020, Komen North Central Alabama will award community grants to local non-profit organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects between April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Statement of Need

The findings from the 2015 Komen North Central Alabama Community Profile revealed that Calhoun, Coosa, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Walker, and Winston Counties have the highest needs within our service area.

Click to view the Komen North Central Alabama 2015 Executive Summary

Drawing from the Profile, Komen North Central Alabama has identified the following funding priority areas:

   I.    Patient Navigation:

Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for uninsured, underinsured, and/or African American women who reside in Calhoun, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Walker, and Winston counties.

   II.    Reducing Barriers to Care:

Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing within the Affiliate’s 38 county service area, with particular emphasis on Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, and Winston counties.

   III.    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).