Community Partnership Program Grants

Knight cancer community partnership members during round table grant discussion

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 Call grants- no longer accepting applications

The Community Partnership Program periodically offers Special Call funding opportunities for proposals focused on specific priority areas. The current funding cycle is a Special Call for proposals responding to community needs related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Funding amount: up to $15,000

This Special Call has three priority areas for funding:

  1. Impacts of COVID-19 and its intersection with cancer, such as impacts on cancer prevention, screening, and/or survivorship (including treatment)
  2. Impacts of COVID-19 in relation to social determinants of health, including factors that:
    • may lead to an increased risk of COVID-19 infection and/or severe COVID-19 related illness, or
    • impact access to COVID-19 testing, treatment, and/or follow-up care
  3. Impacts of COVID-19 on populations and communities that can be disproportionally affected such as certain racial/ethnic groups (e.g. Black/African American, Latinx, American Indian/ Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, other), refugees, immigrants, disabled, and/or rural communities

Learn more on the how to apply page

Tiered grants

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

The next Tiered grants Request for Proposals is expected to be released in January, 2021.

Community Action Model (CAM)

This opportunity offers 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

The next CAM Request for Proposals release date is TBD.  Check the How to Apply page for the next funding opportunity.

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

CPP RFP Special Call RFP Cover

View the 2020-2 Special Call

Online proposal submissions are due by noon on Monday, Sept. 14

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