The Colon Cancer Coalition is looking for liked-minded partners in Twin Cities and Southeastern Minnesota to receive one of multiple grants awarded from funds raised through Get Your Rear in Gear  events in the Twin Cities and in Rochester, Minn.

Deadline has been extended for the Rochester-area and applications are due Friday, June 23, 2017 Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

To receive funds, organizations are not required to be located in Minnesota; however, grant money must be used on programs that will benefit individuals in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Scott, Washington, and/or Wright counties. Priority will be given to programs working to increase screening, patient navigation, or addressing young adult onset colorectal cancer.

Get creative.  We are looking for out-of-the-box thinking that will:

  • Have a real impact on colorectal cancer screening rates.
  • Reach at-risk and underserved communities.
  • Target messages to populations at risk for young-onset colorectal cancer.
  • Reach those who have an increased genetic risk for the disease.

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Publicly acknowledge the grant.
  • Submit a completed Grant Results Summary following the completion of the project or no later than 12 months after receiving the grant funds, whichever comes first. The grant recipient will need to include specific details on how the grant money was used and the results of the program or related statistics as available (screening rates and behavior changes, etc.)
  • Be an active participant in Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities and/or Rochester by
    • Joining the event committee
    • Helping with vendors and sponsor contacts/asks
    • Helping secure volunteers for packet pickup and race-day
    • Reaching out to your contacts to distribute race information and marketing materials to increase awareness and obtain participants
    • Having a presence and team at the event

Important information regarding use of granted funds:

  • Grant money must be used on programs that will benefit individuals in the counties identified above.
  • Grant money cannot be used for event sponsorships.
  • Grant money cannot be used to pay salaries or overhead expenses.
  • Grant must align with the mission of the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Chosen grant recipients will be contacted by Friday, August 4. We reserve the right to contact applicants in advance if we have any questions or require clarification. This contact would not guarantee receipt of a grant award.

Questions? Please contact Anne Carlson.


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We are looking for organizations that can help us attract more participants and grow Get Your Rear in Gear event in Minnesota as well as help us reach the joint goal of 80% screening rates by 2018. Please include a description of what your organization can to do help us with these goals.*

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