Community Grants Program
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey fulfills its mission of eradicating breast cancer forever, in part, by offering grants to non-profit organizations that provide breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness to men and women in need living in our 13-county service area.
Since 1994, Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey has raised nearly $16 million for local community grants. This year, Komen CSNJ awarded $600,000 in grants to 10 local organizations funding programs that will reach nearly 10,000 individuals with breast health education and support services, and will provide free screening and diagnostic mammograms to more than 950 individuals.
Current Community Grant Recipients
2018-2019 Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Community Grant Recipients:
AMI Foundation – Mobile Screening Mammography Program
The Mobile Screening Mammography Program provides breast cancer education, screening mammograms and follow-up tests to uninsured women in Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, & Salem Counties. Screening sites are coordinated through community partners at locations where transportation or financial issues are obstacles to care.
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – AtlantiCare Community Outreach Screening Mammography Program
The AtlantiCare Community Outreach Screening Mammography Program provides breast cancer education, screening and diagnostic mammograms, patient navigation, and transportation to high-risk women in Atlantic County. The program targets women facing financial, language, and transportation barriers to care.
CentraState Healthcare System – Latina Breast Health Project
In partnership with the Community Affairs and Resource Center, the Latina Breast Health Project delivers breast cancer education, screening mammograms, and follow-up diagnostic services to underserved Hispanic/Latina women in Monmouth County. Transportation is provided to participants as needed.
Clark Family Breast Cancer Services, Inc. – Neighborhood Outreach and Support Program
The Neighborhood Outreach and Support Program provides breast health workshops and referrals for screening mammograms to women, ages 40 and over, in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties. The workshops are conducted by breast cancer survivors who offer participants personal breast cancer stories and testimonials at locations that are easily accessible. Transportation and financial assistance for out-of-pocket costs are provided to eligible participants as needed.
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May County – Women’s Health Network
The Jewish Family Service Women’s Health Network provides outreach, education and navigation services to medically underserved women in Atlantic County, ages 40 and over. The program organizes mobile screening events to expand services to rural areas and utilizes wellness strategies to increase annual mammography compliance.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper – Camden County Cancer Screening Project
The Camden County Cancer Screening Project provides breast cancer education, screening mammograms, transportation, and financial support for out-of-pocket costs to underserved women in Camden County, with a specific focus on undocumented or uninsured, Hispanic/Latina and Black women.
Puerto Rican Action Committee of Southern New Jersey – Latina Breast Cancer Awareness Program
The Latina Breast Cancer Awareness Program is tailored to serve Hispanic/Latina women, ages 40-74, who are economically disadvantaged and reside in rural parts of Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties. The program provides outreach, education, transportation, and patient navigation services through bilingual staff.
Puerto Rican Unity for Progress – Proyecto Salud Para Mujeres
The Proyecto Salud Para Mujeres uses culturally and linguistically relevant outreach through breast health education workshops and home visits to Hispanic/Latina women, ages 40-49, living in Camden County. The program provides under- and uninsured women with free screening services as well as reminders, transportation and lay navigation to successfully navigate barriers to care.
Shore Medical Center
Shore Medical Center provides screening mammograms and transportation to women in Atlantic County. The program aims to increase the number of women screened, specifically Black, low income and uninsured women. Community health workers are used to navigate participants to screening services.
VietLEAD – Asian Women’s Health and Wellness Project
The Asian Women’s Health and Wellness Project provides culturally sensitive outreach and education to Asian immigrant and refugee women, ages 40 and over, in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. The program organizes “screening days” to directly connect Asian women who are uninsured with local health care providers for free mammography screenings.