Our Grants Process
At Susan G. Komen North & West Texas, we take pride in our strategic grant-making process.
- First, we develop a Community Profile Report that outlines the state of breast health in our 91-county service area. From this report, we create a mission action plan that identifies priority areas so that we can ensure that the programs we invest in are doing the most good for the most people.
- Next, we develop a Request for Applications that outlines the priority areas and the guidelines for who can apply for a Community Grant. All nonprofits who are providing breast health services to the women and men in our service area and address our priority areas are encouraged to apply.
- Then and independent review panel of community members (nurses, survivors, doctors, co-survivors, etc.) reviews each grant application and ranks and scores the programs. Based on the rankings, they determine which programs will receive Komen North & West Texas funding.
- Finally, throughout the year, Komen North & West Texas monitors the programs’ progress to ensure that the community partners are fulfilling their programs as outlined by their applications.