Community Partnership Program Impact

Gorge Grown Food Network staff member Kiah Powell-Francis prepares vegetables for delivery to low income Latinx and Native American families during the pandemic. The organizations has received a grant from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program for more than $14,000 to support their efforts.
Gorge Grown Food Network staff member Kiah Powell-Francis prepares vegetables for delivery to low income Latinx and Native American families during the pandemic. The organization received a grant from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program for more than $14,000 to support their efforts. (Gorge Grown Food Network)

The Community Partnership Program aims to reduce the cancer burden statewide.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, in its overarching mission to end cancer as we know it, developed the Community Partnership Program in 2014 to reduce the cancer burden statewide. From the beginning, the program has focused on three guiding principles: grantmaking, building communities’ capacity and enhancing community collaboration. Grants fund projects anywhere along the cancer continuum from prevention and early detection to survivorship.

Community Partnership Program has issued $4.66M in grant funds since 2014

Amount granted to 179 proposals in 14 grant cycles across Oregon

Number of people reached by Community Partnership Program funding

Number of Oregonians reached through the program

583 partnerships are supported by the Community Partnership Program

Number of partnerships supported or created by the program

The program has funded projects in all 36 Oregon counties

Funded organizations are located in 41 cities across the state and 81% of funded proposals include a focus on rural areas. Click our interactive map below to learn more. 

CPP Interactive map of projects by county

Addressing community-identified cancer needs

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute launched the program in 2014 with three guiding principles:

SUPPORT Oregon communities in identifying and addressing their most pressing cancer-related needs.

FOSTER the skills and abilities of Oregon communities to ensure efforts to address local cancer issues are sustainable long-term.

ENHANCE collaboration between Oregon communities and OHSU to address local cancer issues and cancer health disparities.