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Title: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central Virginia Affiliate Grant Writing Workshop

Susan G. Komen for the CureCentral Virginia
AffiliateGrant Writing Workshop
  • June 15, 2010

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Workshop Goals
  • Background
  • Komen Mission
  • Central Virginia Affiliate
  • Community Profile
  • Request for Applications
  • Developing a Grant Proposal

Workshop Goals
  1. Familiarize applicants with the vision, mission,
    and strategies of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  2. Inform potential applicants about funding
  3. Help applicants develop a successful application
  4. Encourage networking with other breast health

  • Vision
  • A World Without Breast Cancer
  • Promise
  • The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise is to
    save lives and end breast cancer forever by
    empowering people, ensuring quality care for all
    and energizing science to find the cures.

Central Virginia Affiliate
  • One of more than 120 Komen affiliates worldwide
  • Started with a Komen Race for the Cure in 1998
  • Service area of 74 counties and cities
  • 75 of net funds raised by Affiliate stay in
    Central Virginia
  • over 2,700,144 in community grants in Central
  • well over 1 million to Komen National for the
    National Research Grant Program

Community Profile
  • Demographics and breast cancer statistics
  • Programs and resources
  • Interviews with survivors, grantees, and other
    front-line providers.

Funding Priorities
  • Priority 1 Projects that improve access to
    breast health services for low income,
    uninsured/underinsured women especially in
    Richmond, Piedmont Health District and Crater
    Health District
  • Priority 2 Projects that raise awareness among
    all populations, with particular emphasis on
    Hispanic women in Richmond and African American
    women in all areas.
  • Priority 3 Programs that address the barriers
    that prevent people from participating in
    clinical trials.

Selection Criteria
  • Impact
  • Feasibility
  • Capacity
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

Important Dates
  • Grant writing Workshop June 15, 2010
  • Application Deadline August 31, 2010 at 500 pm
  • Award Notification December 1, 2010
  • Anticipated Funding Start February 1, 2011(first
    ½ of funds)

  • Non-profit organization
  • Project must be specific to breast health and/or
    breast cancer
  • All past and current Komen-funded grants and
    awards are up to date and in compliance with
    Komen requirements
  • Be located in or providing services in one of
    more of the counties or cities located in the
    Central Virginia Affiliate service area

Allowable Expenses
  • Total Komen grant request may be up to 50,000
  • Salaries and fringe benefits for staff working on
    the program.
  • Clinical services or patient care costs
  • Patient needs assistance (child care,
    transportation, housing costs)
  • Supplies
  • Equipment, not to exceed 5,000
  • Travel
  • Other direct program expenses (consultant fees,
    meeting costs)
  • Indirect costs, not to exceed 15 of direct costs

Funds may not be used for the following purposes
  • Medical or scientific research (costs associated
    with program evaluation are allowed)
  • Media projects (film, radio, web sites, public
    service announcements, etc.)
  • Scholarships or fellowships
  • General operating funds
  • Construction or renovation of facilities
  • Political campaigns or lobbying
  • Equipment over 5,000
  • Fund development (endowments, annual funds,
    sponsorships, capital campaigns)

Submission Process
  • Submit one copy of proposal type-written on
    plain, white, single-sided 8 ½ x 11 paper using
    12 point font. No special packaging or material
    should be included.
  • Applications must be received at the Affiliate
    office on or before 500 pm, Tuesday, August 31,
    2010. No late submissions will be accepted.
  • Mailing address Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    Central Virginia Affiliate
  • 4905 Radford Avenue, Suite 209
  • Richmond, VA 23230
  • Submit one electronic copy of application in Word
    format to

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Program Description
  • Background of the Organization
  • Statement of Need
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Evidence-based Strategies/Promising Practices, if
  • Activities and Timeline
  • Collaboration
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Sustainability

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Supporting Documentation
  • List of additional funders
  • Key personnel information
  • List of Board of Directors
  • Most recent financial statements
  • Organization budget
  • IRS Letter of Tax Determination
  • Letters of Collaboration ONLY if applicable
  • No other materials will be accepted.

Need Help?
  • Pem Hall
  • Director of Community Health Programs
  • 804-358-7223
  • Vernal Branch
  • Grants Committee Chair
  • 804-358-7223

Developing the Grant Proposal
  • Alan R. Hutson, Jr., CFRE
  • The Monument Group
  • Michael Jones
  • The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and
    Central Virginia

Grant Writing Tutorial
  • Developing a Proposal
  • Writing an Abstract
  • Developing Objectives
  • Program Evaluation
  • Budgeting
  • Helpful Hints

Planning the Proposal
  • Read everything!
  • Consider the funding priorities carefully and how
    your projects fits
  • Discuss ideas with decision-makers in your
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration.
  • Prepare proposal together.

Proposal Abstract
  • First impressions are important.
  • Brief statement of your case and a summary of
    your proposal.
  • Be concise!
  • Do not exceed 1200 characters (about 200 words).
  • Use language that the reviewer will understand
  • Final abstract should be written last

  • Purpose of the program
  • Description of key activities
  • Summary of evaluation methods
  • Likely impact of the program.

Abstract Activity
Statement of Need
  • Be specific use local data when available
  • 3 components
  • Facts and statistics
  • How your program can make a difference
  • Uniqueness of your program why you?

Statement of Need Example
  • Providing mammography for women in our rural
    community is important because unemployment is
    currently high and mammography rates are low
    among underserved women. Our project will be one
    of the few to provide mammography to women for
    this population.

Writing Objectives
  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-framed

Writing Objectives
  • If you have more than five objectives, consider
    breaking them up under two or three general
  • Be realistic.
  • Who, What, By when, How much???

Writing Objectives Examples
  • Objectives for the proposed project are
  • To serve 40 newly diagnosed women with breast
    cancer, in treatment, through home visits.
  • To provide mammography screening for 75 women who
    are high risk.
  • To educate 300 women on breast cancer risk
    factors through sessions at community centers.

Writing Objectives Activity
Process Evaluation
  • What is happening?
  • How is it happening?
  • How much?
  • Where?
  • To whom?

Impact Evaluation
  • Changes in
  • Behavior
  • Knowledge
  • Attitudes
  • Beliefs
  • Change among
  • Individuals
  • Providers
  • Organizations
  • Communities

Budget Expenses
  • Projects become reality because the central idea
    is sold, not because the proposal is cheap!
  • Be realistic! Ask for what you need.
  • Justify expenses. Do your costs follow with
    narrative program description?

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Budget Justification
  • You must state, in detail, the reason for each
    budget item
  • Personnel
  • Deborah Brown, RN (15 effort on project) will
    be responsible for overseeing the project,
    contacting the participants, scheduling the
    meetings, and supervising other study personnel
  • Materials
  • 90 binders_at_ 3.00 each for educational materials
    tracking program
  • Patient Costs
  • XYZ Hospital, 100 screening mammograms _at_ 150

Helpful Hints
  • Read the RFP carefully follow ALL directions.
  • Be innovative, realistic, specific.
  • Write clearly, use active rather than passive
  • Avoid jargon or acronyms.
  • Allow plenty of time.

Deadline 500 pmTuesday, August, 31, 2010
  • Good luck!