How to Apply for Funding

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

Applications will be accepted for breast health or breast cancer screening, treatment, education, or support projects in the 42 city/county service area for the fiscal year April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Projects that specifically address the objectives outlined in the “Funding Priorities” in the application will be given priority.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:

  • Program must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer. If a program includes other health issues along with breast cancer, such as a breast and cervical cancer program, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.
  • All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to Applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.
  • Applicant has documentation of current tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • Project Director and Grant Writer (at minimum) must attend an Affiliate grant writing workshop or must participate in the online webinar.
  • Applicant must be a 501 C(3) non-profit organization, educational institution, or government agency located in or providing services to one or more of the Affiliate’s 42 cities and counties.
  • Individuals served must reside in one of the following locations:
    • Within Region A: Alleghany, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, City of Buena Vista, Campbell, Carroll, City of Covington, City of Danville, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, City of Galax, Giles, Grayson, Henry, City of Lexington, City of Lynchburg, City of Martinsville, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, City of Radford, Roanoke, City of Roanoke, Rockbridge, City of Salem, and Wythe
    • Within Region B: Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Bristol City and Norton City
  • If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety in the 12 months prior to the submission deadline for the application, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant until 12 months after the conviction. After such 12 month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.

 Applicant must send a representative to a Komen grant application workshop OR must participate in the online webinar.
  • Tues., October 4, 2016
    Grant Writing Workshop – 9:30 AM –12:30 PM – New Horizons Healthcare
    Grant Writing Webinar – 10:00 AM –12:15 PM
    Applicant Conferences – 1:30 PM –  5:00 PM – Komen Office (by appointment in person or by phone)

The online submission process will be covered during this event. If you are interested in participating please contact

 Submission Requirements

  • Fri., December 2, 2016 – 5:00 PM – Application Deadline
  • All proposals must be submitted online through the Grants e-Management System (GeMS)
  • No direct mail/fax copies or late submissions will be accepted.

Customer Support

We will post Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses on the website and encourage you to check the website regularly.

Questions should be directed to:

Catherine Warren
(540) 400-8222