About the Community Partnership Program

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program is designed to build sustainable collaborations statewide by providing grants and other resources to support the development of sustainable collaborations with Oregon Communities to address community-identified cancer needs. The program will complement existing OHSU outreach efforts and work in conjunction with established community grants programs from other agencies to address unmet needs in Oregon.

Available grant types

Three tiers of grants are available to meet the differing needs of Oregon communities:

  • Early stage grants of up to $10,000
  • Developmental grants of up to $25,000
  • Program advancement grants of up to $50,000.

Learn more about the grant tiers

Guiding principles

Community Partnership Program awards are designed to:

  • Support Oregon communities to understand and address their most pressing cancer related needs.
  • Enhance collaboration between Oregon communities and OHSU to address cancer in Oregon.
  • Foster the skills and abilities of communities to secure additional sources of funding to ensure projects are sustainable long-term.

What makes this grant program unique

Grant recipients will be supported with technical assistance from a range of OHSU academic consultants who will help guide the development of the program, share best-practices and aid in evaluation measures. This, combined with the ability to grow the program and reapply for larger tiered grants, creates a unique opportunity for Oregon communities.

Community engagement in program direction

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is developing two committees to guide the program. A steering committee made up of both OHSU and community members will make recommendations to the institute for strategic direction of the program. A larger advisory committee with statewide representation is in development to act as a liaison between the program and local communities.