Community Grants

Community Profile

Based on preliminary data collected for the  2015 Community Profile, the following needs were identified by the team as having the highest priority. All Komen Detroit 2018 Race for the Cure grant applications must address one or more of the following funding priorities:

  1. Increase the proportion of breast cancer diagnoses at earlier stages by increasing awareness of breast cancer risk factors and the importance of breast cancer screening.
  2. Support strong community education and outreach programs focused on dispelling myths, reducing fears, and providing support services related to breast cancer.
  3. Increase timely and complete breast cancer screening, follow-up care and treatment through patient navigation and by reducing financial, individual, provider and other barriers to care (e.g. co-pays, deductibles, transportation,etc.).
  4. Increase support for health care safety net programs that help increase timely and complete access to the Breast Cancer Continuum of Care for the underinsured and uninsured.

Click this link to view the 2015 Community Profile – .  Please email Susan G. Komen Greater Detroit Mission Specialist, JoMeca Thomas if you need additional information:

Current Grantees

Susan G. Komen® Greater Detroit is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Komen Greater Detroit is investing more than  $354,740 in Metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties) breast cancer programs. Since 1992, Detroit’s Race has raised over $29 million in the fight against breast cancer.


2017 Abstracts of Grants Funded
by the 26th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®

Extend and Enhance: Providing BCCCP Services to More Women in the Tri-County/$354,740
Robert Burack, MD, MPH -Wayne State University Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

The Tri-County Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) assists uninsured and underinsured women in the tri-county region to have full access to breast screening, follow up and treatment. The program includes community outreach and breast cancer education, breast screening follow-up and treatment at no out-of-pocket cost to uninsured women. This grant also covers out-of-pocket costs for women with high-deductible health insurance and treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer but who are ineligible for Medicaid.

Contact for the Tri-County BCCCP – (888) 242-2702