Monday, November 17, 2008

Arizona Non-Profits Engouraged to Apply for Susan B. Komen STEP Grants

[Source: EVliving] - The Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® continues to accept applications from Arizona non-profit organizations for its annual STEP (Screening, Treatment, Education Programs) Grants Program through next week. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 21.

Earlier this year, the Komen Phoenix Affiliate was proud to award 30 community STEP grants totaling more than $1.8 million to support breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs in central and northern Arizona. These grants are in addition to the more than $519,000 funded for the national Komen Research Grants and Awards Program, bringing the total of its 2008-2009 grants to nearly $2.4 million. Since its beginnings in 1993, the Phoenix Affiliate has raised and granted more than $13.4 million to fight breast cancer.

“The collaboration between the Phoenix affiliate and the organizations to which we grant funds is critical to meeting the goal of eradicating breast cancer forever.” says Candyce Lindsay, Grants Director for the Komen Phoenix Affiliate. “These organizations reach women in rural and urban areas alike, helping to raise awareness and provide valuable services to thousands of people throughout the state. They play a huge role in helping us carry out our mission.”
Funding raised during the 2008-2009 fiscal year - from events such as the Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® - will be used to award grants for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The grant cycle will run from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.

Applications are being accepted from tax-exempt non-profit organizations for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and/or breast cancer education and outreach, screening, treatment support and treatment to the medically underserved and/or underinsured or uninsured populations. All grant applications must be located in and/or provide services in the Komen Phoenix Affiliate service area, which includes Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal and Yavapai Counties. The actual number of awards will depend on the amount of funds available.

For more information about applying for a STEP Grant, call (602)544-2873 or visit

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