Creating a User­Friendly, Central Repository of Resources for New and Current Grants Applicants

Client: Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Faculty: Amy Goldman, Roger Kropf
Team: Karen Hammerle, Sabine Khoury, Juliet Montague, William Vasquez
Year: 2011
The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is working to eradicate breast cancer as a life­threaten­ing disease by advancing research, educa­tion, screening, and treatment. The goal of this Capstone project was to determine the resources needed for targeted organi­zations to prepare a strong grants applica­tion, giving special attention to smaller, innovative organizations that work with hard­to­reach populations. The team pre­sented a set of recommendations on improving Komen GNYC applicant resources, a set of new tools for applicants, and rec­ommendations on improving the layout and content on the Komen GNYC website. To inform these recommendations and tools, the Capstone team performed a needs assessment of current, past, and prospective applicants and other Komen affiliates, as well as a thorough review of applicant resources provided by Komen GNYC.