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, 2018 to March 31, 2019. 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.
  • New applicants are required to attend one of the grant application workshops in order for your organization to be considered for funding. Returning applicants can elect to attend one of the grant application workshops or participate remotely in the grant writing 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:
    • Alleghany, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, City of Bristol, Buchanan, City of Buena Vista, Campbell, Carroll, City of Covington, City of Danville, Dickenson, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, City of Galax, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, City of Lexington, City of Lynchburg, City of Martinsville, Montgomery, City of Norton, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, City of Radford, Roanoke, City of Roanoke, Rockbridge, Russell, City of Salem, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, and Wythe
  • 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.

Grant Writing Workshops

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    Grant Writing Workshop – 10:00 AM –12:30 PM
    Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, Virginia
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    Grant Writing Webinar – 10:00 AM –12:30 PM
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  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    Grant Writing Workshop – 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    New Horizons Healthcare, Roanoke, Virginia
    Click here to register  Grant Writing Webinar – 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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  • Friday, December 1, 2017
    Application Deadline – 12:00 PM

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

Submission Requirements

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 – 12:00 PM – Application Deadline
  • 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:

Elizabeth Hand
(540) 400-8222 ext. 3