Community Grants

Winship's Office of Community Outreach and Engagement collaborates with community partners across the state to design and implement programs to reduce disparities and improve cancer outcomes.

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement places emphasis on communities suffering from disproportionately high cancer mortality rates when compared to state averages.

Special attention is given to recruitment of underserved populations to clinical trials, promotion of cancer prevention and early detection, and improving access to survivorship and patient support programs.

Mini Grants Program for Cancer Prevention, Research, and Survivorship Support

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement will award up to three mini-grants ranging from $8,000 to $10,000 each for projects delivered over a 10-month period. The projects may serve residents of one county or multiple counties, as long as one of the counties are among those suffering the highest mortality rates in Georgia. While not limited to the counties listed below, extra consideration will be given to applicants proposing projects that will serve the following counties with populations of 25,000+ and high mortality rates: Barrow, Carroll, Peach, Richmond, Sumter, Bryan, Decatur, Polk, Stephens and Wayne.


Eligible organizations include community or civic organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, faith-based organizations, sororities and fraternities, public health and healthcare organizations. Applicants must be headquartered in Georgia, and the proposed project must focus on Georgia residents. Special consideration will be given to proposals that focus on populations suffering from disparities, including those that are lower income, less educated, uninsured or underinsured, and minority communities that typically suffer higher cancer mortality rates when compared with the state average.

Awards Available

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement mini grants program is designed to encourage efforts designed to reduce cancer disparities in communities suffering high cancer mortality rates compared to the state average. Applicants may apply for one of two grants:

  1. Evidence-based Program Dissemination Grant
  2. Pilot Research Grant
Both grants focus on cancer survivorship, cancer patient support, and/or palliative care for patients/survivors. Patient caregivers (family members or friends that provide patient support) may also be the focus of these projects. View RFA for a more detailed description of these grants.

Application Process

While not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) by Thursday, December 31, 2020. The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Friday, January 29, 2021. View RFA for application requirements.

Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent Due: Thursday, December 31, 2020
  • Deadline for Application Submission: Friday, January 29, 2021, 5:00 pm
  • Award Notice: Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Project Period: March 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

For inquiries, please contact Denise Ballard, Program Director, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, via email or call (229) 364-0450.

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