Community Grants

Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth has granted a total of $400,000 to three local healthcare organizations to provide breast health services for uninsured and underinsured people in the four-county service area of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, and Hood counties. The remaining $216,811.88 raised during the fiscal year of April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, has been disbursed to Komen’s national breast cancer research effort.

View the 2017-2018 Affiliate Form 990

We are proud to partner with these deserving organizations to provide critical breast cancer services to local women and menOur gratitude goes to our partners, donors, and volunteers as their support is essential in our community to help save lives locally.” – Tracey Boyes, Komen Greater Fort Worth Executive Director

Each year Komen Greater Fort Worth distributes 75 percent of all local funds raised to local organizations and 25 percent to further national breast cancer research. Funds are raised through a year-long variety of events and activities such as the MORE THAN PINK Walk.

2019-2020 Komen Greater Fort Worth Community Grant Recipients

Texas Health Resources
texashealth.org/fortworth

Services Provided: Screening Mammograms, Diagnostic Services, Patient Navigation, Language Interpreters
Counties Served: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood
Screening Number: 855-318-7696
Amount Granted: $115,055

The Texas Health Wellness for Life® Mobile Health Program, in collaboration with Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, will provide screening mammograms to underinsured/uninsured and culturally isolated women in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties. Through the support of the Komen grant, our goal is to remove the most common barriers women face in seeking annual mammograms: cost, lack of opportunity, lack of knowledge, fear, language issues, and lack of transportation. Our program includes mammograms, diagnostic evaluation by nurse practitioners, language interpreters, nurse navigation support for diagnostic follow-up, and collaboration with community stakeholders. This program provides women with the knowledge, education and tools they need to become proactive in their own breast health care.

August 2019 – Mobile Health Unit Mammography Schedule (PDF)
September 2019 – Mobile Health Unit Mammography Schedule (PDF)

Moncrief Cancer Institute
moncrief.com

Services Provided: Screening Mammograms, Diagnostic Services, Patient Navigation, Surgical Treatments
Counties Served: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood
Screening Number: 800-405-7739
Amount Granted: $211,317

Moncrief Cancer Institute (MCI) provides breast screening and patient navigation for the underserved women of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties through its established Breast Screening and Patient Navigation program. Funding assistance from Komen Greater Fort Worth enables MCI to offer no-cost services to underserved women across the service area, including screening mammograms, diagnostic services, patient navigation and surgical treatments.

Through screening events organized and facilitated by MCI, many of the underserved women living in Tarrant, Parker, Hood and Johnson counties have benefitted from clinical services paid for, in part, with funds from Komen Greater Fort Worth. In the last 10 years, the program has screened more than 20,000 women. Funding from Komen Greater Fort Worth will allow Moncrief to continue assisting underserved women, who might otherwise go unscreened, in obtaining care. In addition, Moncrief hopes to fuel life-saving habits through education on recommended screening guidelines for the women we serve.

Disparities unfortunately still exist in North Texas when it comes to engaging the female African American community for preventative breast health care. Moncrief Cancer Institute remains committed to serving this population with breast health information and services to reduce this disparity in care. To that end, Moncrief continues to collaborate with community leaders and focus outreach efforts to empower and engage women specifically in the African American community.

JPS Health Network
jpshealthnet.org

Services Provided: Diagnostic Services, Patient Navigation & Care
Counties Served: Tarrant
Screening Number: 817-702-3334
Amount Granted: $73,628

Susan G. Komen funding to JPS Health Network will support JPS’ patient navigation services for women fighting breast cancer. JPS’ Clinical Nurse Navigator will help vulnerable women with breast cancer to successfully navigate the complicated treatment process and to overcome the barriers that would keep them from treatment success.

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