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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.

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
Request for Proposals will be released mid-July 2019. Explore the three grant tiers.

Community Action Model (CAM)

This opportunity offers a stepped model to meet 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). We aim to fund up to four proposals per Community Action Model funding cycle.

Explore the Community Action Model

Request for Proposals released annually in January. Applications are now closed.

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 and/or are working direction with populations facing cancer-related health disparities, and those 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.

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.