Community Partnership Program Grants

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Grant opportunities

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute created the Community Partnership Program to support the development of sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities to address community-identified cancer needs. The Community Partnership Program is designed to grow and change with the evolving needs of Oregon communities. 

Special calls funding opportunities

In July 2022, the Community Partnership Program issued a Special Call for proposals to increase the awareness and utilization of early cancer screening opportunities in local communities.

Learn more about this and prior special calls.  

Tiered grant model (not accepting applications)

This opportunity offers three tiers of funding to meet the differing needs of Oregon communities. Grants fund projects anywhere along the cancer continuum from prevention and early detection to survivorship. This model offers the opportunity for organizations to develop and sustain their projects by progressing from tier to tier over time. Grant duration is one year. 

  • Tier 1 Define Need | Up to $10,000
  • Tier 2 Develop and Pilot | Up to $25,000
  • Tier 3 Evaluate and Sustain | Up to $50,000

Explore the three grant tiers.

Community Action Model (not accepting applications)

This opportunity offered a stepped model to address an identified priority cancer issue in Oregon. Grants fund organizations to complete steps 1-5 of the model, funding the process from a community needs assessment to implementation and evaluation of a policy, systems or environmental change to advance health equity. Grant duration two years (up to $50,000 per year).

Explore the Community Action Model.

Mission and guiding principles

The mission of the Community Partnership Program is to work hand in hand with Oregon communities as allies in the Knight Cancer Institute's efforts to end cancer as we know it.

Through grantmaking, training/technical assistance and networking/collaboration we aim to:

  • Support Oregon communities in identifying and addressing their most pressing cancer-related needs.
  • Enhance collaboration between Oregon communities and OHSU to address local cancer issues and cancer health disparities.
  • Foster the skills and abilities of communities to ensure efforts to address local cancer issues are sustainable long-term.

Addressing cancer-related health disparities

We highly encourage proposals that focus on addressing cancer-related health disparities and increasing equity for Oregon communities that have been historically disadvantaged and/or marginalized.  Proposals that use evidence-based approaches to address cancer-related health disparities, including disparities related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, geographic location and disability are highly encouraged.

Training and technical assistance

Applicants and grantees are offered a range of training and technical assistance resources to support project development, guide projects towards evidence-based practices and assist with evaluation measures. Learn more about applicant and grantee resources

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Download the 2022-2 RFP

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