Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
PO Box 12848
St. Petersburg FL 33733

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gina Kravitz
Board Chair Gail Clark
Board Chair Affiliation Tower Radiology Centers
General Info
Organization DBA
Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Supported Organization Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Former Names
Greater Tampa Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1999
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2016
State Registration No 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,221,875.00
Projected Expenses $422,000.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

The Florida Suncoast Affiliate has provided $924,000 in funding for breast cancer screening & education programs during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The Community Health Grants Program is supporting a breast cancer screening program in each county of our Service Area.  During the last full grant year, the screening programs provided mammograms to 2492 uninsured, low-income members of our community and diagnosed 40 cases of breast cancer. All 40 clients with breast cancer are receiving treatment at no cost. Since the Affiliate's inception, our community grants have allowed funded programs to provide 40,000 mammograms, 13,500 biopsies, and detection and treatment of 1,200 people for breast cancer -- at no charge to the patients.

The Florida Suncoast Affiliate performs a biennial community needs assessment, the Community Profile, to determine the Affiliate’s goals and priorities. For 2013-2014, the Affiliate’s priorities are to:


1. Assure access to the full continuum of care for uninsured women in the Service Area in order to reduce the breast cancer mortality rate in the Service Area. The Affiliate’s top funding priority is to provide funding for comprehensive breast cancer screening programs for uninsured, low-income people ages 40-49. Our programs will ensure treatment for clients receiving a breast cancer diagnosis and partner with community organizations and the Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.


2. Increase mammography utilization among populations in which 5% or more are initially diagnosed with stage III or stage IV breast cancers in order to reduce late stage diagnosis in these communities. The Community Profile identified four target zip codes that have a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis exceeding 5%, an uninsured population exceeding 25%, and an African-American population exceeding 25%.


3. Implement a strategic marketing and communications plan that will reinforce our education messaging, reach target populations, and raise awareness about Affiliate-wide programs and objectives in order to increase healthy lifestyle choices are drive individuals into the continuum of care.
Needs Statement

One of the biggest problems facing women in our Service Area is difficulty accessing and remaining in the continuum of care. Regardless of insurance status, women in our community share similar experiences of frustration and confusion when trying to enter the continuum of care. The Florida Suncoast Affiliate needs help in disseminating information about local resources, eligibility, and accessibility. Additionally, the Florida Suncoast Affiliate needs support to help supplement the Federal Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP). The Community Health Grants Program screening grantees are able to target women between the ages of 40 to 49 because FBCCEDP is able to provide screening for women ages 50-64. However, funding constraints on FBCCEDP mean that the program is only able to serve 7% of potentially eligible women in Florida. Another issue for our Service Area is the disparity between White and African American women. In the Community Profile, 14% of breast cancer diagnoses in African American women were late stage, while 7% of breast cancer diagnoses in White women were late stage. To address this problem, we need funding and support for targeted education programs and comprehensive screening programs.

Background Statement

The local Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure began in 1999 in Pinellas County and has expanded to a six-county area. The Florida Suncoast Affiliate's service area is: Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.


To date, the Affiliate has raised over $13 million through various fundraising events such as the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Up to 75 percent of funds raised are returned to the community through grants to non-profit organizations that are fighting to change the impact of breast cancer upon the women and families of the Florida Suncoast community, and 25 percent of revenue is directed to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for research. The Florida Suncoast Affiliate awards grants in the local community for non-duplicative breast health services to non-profit organizations to support a variety of programs providing breast health education, clinical breast exams, screening mammography, and diagnostic evaluations for the underserved.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Medical Research
Secondary Org Type Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Tertiary Org Type Medical Research
Breast cancer, breast health, mammography, Race for the Cure, women's health
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The Community Health Grants Program provides funding for breast cancer screening, treatment, and education programs run by non-profit organizations in our six-county Service Area. The number one priority of the Community Health Grants Program is to fund at least one breast cancer screening program for low-income, uninsured women ages 40-49 in each of our six counties: Pasco, Polk, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota. Screening program grantees are required to have a mechanism for the treatment of breast cancer for any client who receives a diagnosis. Screening programs also partner with the Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which serves uninsured, low-income women ages 50-64, to ensure that clients are properly enrolled and resources are maximized. In addition, the grant program will accept proposals from evidenced-based breast health education programs and treatment navigation and support programs.

Budget $16,000
Category Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

The Community Health Grants Program funds a breast cancer screening program in each county of our Service Area for uninsured, low-income women and men. Any client screened in the program with an abnormal mammography screening will receive diagnostic follow-up at no cost, and any client diagnosed with breast cancer will receive treatment at no cost.

Long Term Success

The Community Health Grants Program will provide a comprehensive breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment program for uninsured, low-income members of our Service Area. 80% of women over the age of 40 in our six-county service area will seek annual mammography screening. The rate of late stage diagnosis of breast cancer in African American women will drop from 14% to 7%. Barriers to breast cancer screening, like ability to pay for screening services, transportation to a screening clinic, and fear surrounding breast cancer screening and treatment, will be diminished as a result of our grantee’s work in the community. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer will receive support through the treatment process from grantees to ensure that quality of life is maintained and that it is possible for the patient to receive all the treatment they need.

Program Success Monitoring

All grantees are required to submit quarterly reports detailing their progress towards the goals and objectives stated in their proposal. All grantees are required to track the race, ethnicity, age, insurance status, and zip code of residence for all clients enrolled in the program. They must also submit a budget report that outlines the amount of grant money spent towards the total requested in their proposal. The budget audit is broken down into personnel costs, patient care costs, educational materials, and office supplies.

Screening program grantees submit the number of screening and diagnostic services they have provided. The treatment status of any client diagnosed with breast cancer is also reported. Education program grantees track the types of educational events they perform, as well as number of people who attend. Treatment navigation grantees track the number of clients they serve and the type of support the program provides.

Program Success Examples

During the 2010-2011 grant cycle, 3,905 people received mammograms from screening program grantees, and 42 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed. Education grantees used evidence-based practices to communicate breast health practices to over 7,000 people in communities with a high-risk for breast cancer or a late stage breast cancer diagnosis. Treatment navigation grantees served 480 breast cancer patients with information about breast cancer, treatment options, and psychosocial support.


The Urban Minority Breast Health Advisory Council is a collaborative partnership between the Florida Suncoast Affiliate, the Witness Project of Tampa Bay, and Sistah's Surviving Breast Cancer. The mission of UMBHAC is to empower urban communities through education and training to reduce breast health disparities. Four zip codes with an increased level of late stage breast cancer diagnosis, a large uninsured population, and a large African American population were identified by the biennial community needs assessment performed by the Florida Suncoast Affiliate. UMBHAC will target their education initiative to these four zip codes: 33705 in South St. Petersburg, 33605 in Ybor City, 33815 in Lakeland, and 34243 in Newtown. UMBHAC will collect data from surveys and focus groups to determine the barriers to breast cancer screening in each community. Then UMBHAC will implement an evidence-based, community-specific education program to address the identified barriers.

Budget $10,000
Category Health Care, General/Other Public Health
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Blacks, African Heritage Females Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Women who have participated in the Urban Minority Breast Health Advisory Council’s education program will show a 10-point increase in breast health knowledge as determined by pre- and post-program testing. 85% of women who participate in the UMBHAC education initiative will report feeling more empowered to talk to their doctor about breast cancer screening and will demonstrate awareness of local resources for breast cancer screening.
Long Term Success

Late stage breast cancer diagnoses among African American women in our Service Area will decrease from 14% to 7%. Screening mammography rates for women in our Service Area will increase from 63% to 75%.

Program Success Monitoring The success of the Urban Minority Breast Health Advisory Council education initiative will be monitored by the use of pre- and post-tests for participants. These tests will ask the participants questions about breast health, breast cancer screening, and local resources. Participants will also be asked for their personal view on breast cancer screening, breast cancer treatment, and clinical trials to determine if the initiative has impacted their view positively or negatively.
Program Success Examples The Urban Minority Breast Health Advisory Council is a very new initiative, and is currently developing evaluation methods and an action plan for gathering community data in the target zip codes. UMBHAC is developing strategic partnerships with organizations in the target zip codes to collect data and disseminate education information.
Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gina Kravitz
CEO Term Start Apr 2010
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Lynn Rasys Apr 2002 - Jan 2010
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 600
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program - Florida
Moffitt Cancer Center
St. Joseph's Women's Hospital
Baycare Health Systems
Pasco County Health Department
We Care of Polk County
Manatee County Health Department
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Gail Clark
Company Affiliation Tower Radiology Centers
Board Term Apr 2014 to Mar 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms. DeLana Anderson Community Volunteer
Ms. Gail Clark Tower Diagnostic Center
Dr. Lalitha Degala M.D.Price Hoffman Stone
Ms. Anne Hochsprung Suncoast Hospice
Ms. Teresa Honeycutt Community Volunteer
Dr. John Kiluk Moffitt Cancer Center
Mr. Wayne Lewis Community Volunteer
Mrs. Cindi Samaha professor at local colleges
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Eastern Indian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 82
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 60
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Board Development / Board Orientation
Governance Comments by Organization
Our Board of Directors is in a building phase right now.  We completed an assessment and are actively recruiting Board members at this time.
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $2,221,875.00
Projected Expenses $422,000.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 25
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years?
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$1,294,742--$1,596,588
Administration Expense$180,580--$181,596
Fundraising Expense$133,495--$78,369
Payments to Affiliates$0--$263,402
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.93--0.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%--86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%--5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,226,997--$2,299,838
Current Assets$1,226,997--$1,792,978
Long-Term Liabilities$0--$0
Current Liabilities$932,646--$1,523,837
Total Net Assets$294,351--$776,001
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $975,356--Special Events $912,069
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $506,162--Individuals, Foundations & Corporations $750,495
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $19,500--Indirect Public Support $23,416
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.32--1.18
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%--0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures are taken from IRS Form 990.  2010 & 2011 audits represent foundation and affiliates. Audit not provided for 2009. The nonprofit has not provided 990s for 2012 and 2013 for the Florida Suncoast Affiliate as done in prior years, nor has it provided their 2012 audit.  Accordingly, the information for 2013 is taken from the Southwest Florida affiliate information contained in their 2013 audit.
Nonprofit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Address PO Box 12848
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Primary Phone 877 506-6297