Working toward one goal

Increasing access and utilization of quality care through our community partners to reduce late-stage breast cancer diagnosis and breast cancer mortality.

Applicant Resources

Community Profile Data Reports

Komen Greater NYC Quantitative Data Report
The purpose of our quantitative data report is to combine evidence from many credible sources and use the data to identify the highest priority areas for evidence-based breast cancer programs.

Qualitative Data Report
The Qualitative Data Report focuses on community input obtained through key informant interviews and information gleaned from a document review. The purpose of this section is to highlight the voices of healthcare providers and lay community members as they describe the strengths, challenges and opportunities to improve breast health and breast cancer outcomes in their communities.

Komen Greater NYC Mission Action Plan
The Community Profile concludes with the Mission Action Plan, which emphasizes the overarching themes of the report, identifies specific needs based on the data in the target communities, and lays out the strategies and objectives that will be implemented by Komen Greater NYC in response to those needs.

Grants eManagement System (GeMS)

GeMS Applicant Manual
The Grants eManagement System (GeMS) is a web based grant management system for Affiliates of Susan G. Komen to use to receive, review, and manage community grant applications. The system will allow staff more time to partner with and assist applicants and grantees throughout the grant process. Applicants should refer to the Manual for more information on how to access GeMS and complete an application.

GeMS Memo: Authorized Signer Role
This memo is useful for applicants to provide to those in their organization who will hold the Authorized Signer role.

GeMS Login and Registration
This one-pager provides an overview of the steps needed to begin and submit an application using the Grants eManagement System.

Grant Writing Resources

Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) - Evidence-based Breast Cancer Screening Intervention Programs
This searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to research-tested materials.

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T
This portal provides access to Web-based resources that can assist in: assessing the cancer and/or risk factor burden within a given state, identifying potential partner organizations that may already be working with high-risk populations, understanding the current research findings and recommendations, accessing and downloading evidence-based programs and products, and finding guidelines for planning and evaluating your program.

Foundation Center's Proposal Writing Short Course
The Foundation Center offers a short online course on proposal writing that covers gathering background information, the components of a proposal, the executive summary, statement of need, project description, budget, organizational information, and letter proposal.

Program Evaluation Resources

CDC Evaluation Working Group
The CDC Evaluation Working Group provides guidelines for program evaluation to help organizations use science as a basis for decision-making and action, expand the quest for social equity, perform effectively as a service agency, make efforts outcome-oriented and be accountable.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook
The W.K.Kellogg Foundation believes that evaluation is useful to document impact and demonstrate accountability and that evaluation should also lead to more effective programs, greater learning opportunities, and better knowledge of what works. This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool and is designed to encourage dialogue about the role evaluation should play at the project level.

Additional Resources

Community Tool Box
The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities that offers practical guidance in creating change and improvement.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.

Community Health Worker Programs Materials
This link takes you to two handbooks created by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). The first handbook is online and focuses on the development and management of community health programs. The second handbook is available on request and was developed to expand existing community breast health worker programs to include breast and cervical cancer screening promotion and is used to train community health workers. Both materials have a comprehensive list of references and resources for further reading.

The Community Guide
The Community Guide provides systematic reviews of interventions in breast cancer screening, prevention, and informed decision making. It aims to answer questions on effective programs and policies, fitting the right intervention with the right community, and the costs and returns on investment of effective interventions.

Smart Budget Tool
The Smart Budget Tool was created to help Community Breast Health applicants determine the primary funding category and focus of their proposed program, which must be identified on all submitted applications. This tool can be especially helpful for programs that provide more than one type of service, and can be used as a preparatory exercise for the actual application budget. This is not meant to replace the budget form provided in the RFA; this is a tool for applicants, to aid in determining the program funding focus (Education and Outreach; Screening Coordination; or Support and Treatment).