Statement of Need

Komen LA County fulfills its mission of eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, in part, by offering grants to non-profit organizations. These grants fund programs that provide breast cancer diagnostic, patient navigation and psychosocial support to low-income, medically-underserved individuals in LA County. Komen LA County’s community profile assessed the breast health needs of the county and identified gaps in services and populations suffering disproportionately from breast cancer. These findings inform our funding prioritiesprogrammatic objectives and priority populations (details below).

Drawing from the community profile, Komen Los Angeles County has identified the following funding priority areas:

Programmatic Priorities:
In line with the findings of our Community Profile, projects should focus on services for low-income, medically-underserved individuals and on at least one of the following programmatic objectives listed in order of priority:

  1. Breast cancer diagnostic services for symptomatic women and men
  2. Comprehensive breast cancer patient navigation
  3. Breast cancer patient, survivor, and co-survivor support and assistance projects

Priority Populations:SPA map
Komen LA County provides funding throughout LA County, broken down by Service Planning Areas (SPAs: detailed in the image on this page). Also in line with the findings of our Community Profile, projects must serve low-income, medically-underserved individuals in at least one of the following priority populations (listed in order of priority):

  1. African American Women in SPAs 6 and 8
  2. Latina Women in SPAs 3, 4, and 7
  3. Asian American and Pacific Islander Women, in SPAs 3, 4 and 8
  4. Women who experience barriers to accessing care (i.e. geography, language, disability, age, etc.)