Community Grants

For the official statement of how Komen Chattanooga funding dollars are spent and the impact on our service area click here.

Click here for the Komen Chattanooga Quantitative Data Report ‘14

Click here for Komen’s statement on screening guidelines.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a grant-making organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

As one of a network of more than 100 Affiliates around the country, the Chattanooga Affiliate contributes to the Komen Mission by awarding funds to not-for-profit organizations that provide, non-duplicative breast health and breast cancer services directly to the medically underserved, uninsured or underinsured.

Up to 75 percent of the net income raised by the Affiliate supports local granting efforts to further breast cancer education, screening and treatment for the uninsured and medically underserved in the 16 county service area in the Southeast TN/North Georgia Area. The remaining 25 percent of the net income is contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Research Grant Program.

Locally, the Chattanooga Affiliate has awarded local grantees more than $2.7 million since its inception in 2000. This funding has provided for:

  •         36,633 mammograms and diagnostic screenings
  •         2,744 instances of financial and supportive services
  •         573 breast cancers detected
  •         Over $900,000 sent for National research grants to find a CURE

Any not-for-profit organization that provides breast health and/or breast cancer education, screening, or treatment services may apply for a grant.

View a list of some of our past grant recipients.

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Breast Cancer Support Services is committed to reducing anxiety and lightening the burden for breast cancer survivors and their families regardless of how long they have been diagnosed. We are dedicated to providing educational programming, resources for information, nurturing support through peer groups and financial assistance with grants. We work cooperatively with other organizations, health care providers, corporations, and individuals who share our mission. If you would like to visit their website click here.

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The Erlanger Health System is a multi-hospital system with five campuses based in Chattanooga. Erlanger is the 9th largest public hospital in the United States and more than a quarter of a million people are treated by the health system annually. The Erlanger Centers for Breast Health are part of the Erlanger Health System which provides services to Hamilton County as well as 17 surrounding counties. If you would like to visit their website click here.

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The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center consistently meets or exceeds all quality standards of care, meaning you can rest assured the most advanced treatment options are available to you.While most women will never need the full range of services we offer, the few who do will have peace of mind in knowing they are in good hands. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals provide the best possible care while minimizing the time from finding a breast concern to diagnosis and treatment. To visit their website click here.

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The North Georgia HealthCare Center is a community-based non-profit health care center located in the center of Catoosa County in Ringgold, GA. Funded through the USDA Direct Loan program, NGHCC opened 6 years ago with a mission to provide quality care for the underserved residents in rural Northwest Georgia. To visit their website click here.

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At the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership we know the positive impact great health has on our community. That’s why we work tirelessly every day to create healthier communities throughout Northwest Georgia.

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Local health departments have provided services to county residents for over 80 years. The Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program (TBCSP) was added in 2002, when the program received CDC funding and was recognized as an entry point for breast cancer treatment services through TennCare(Tennessee’s Medicaid program). To visit their website click here.

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The Health Centers provide cutting-edge disease management and wellness promotion services to their patients. These services are an integral part of their approach to providing high-quality clinical care. They are an essential part of their interactions with the communities and neighborhoods that surround the Southside and Dodson Avenue locations. To visit their website click here.