How to Apply for Community Grants

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. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, Komen North Central Alabama is investing more than $260,000 in 7 local community programs. The Affiliate funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment projects for the communities of north central Alabama.

In addition to our Affiliate’s funding of local grant projects, Susan G. Komen®, nationally, runs one of the most innovative, responsive research grant programs in breast cancer today. Our Affiliate is proud to have contributed more than $156,000 towards research in 2015-2016.

Applications for the 2017-18 fiscal year will be accepted for breast health or breast cancer screening, treatment, education, or support projects in north central Alabama starting September 2, 2016. Projects that specifically address the objectives outlined in the “Funding Priorities” in the request for applications (RFA) will be given priority.

2017-18 Community Grants RFA

To apply for a grant, please read the request for application (RFA) in full and apply through the Grants E-Management system (GeMS). An instruction manual for utilizing this system can be found below. It is also STRONGLY suggested that applicants read the executive summary of the newest community profile in order to understand the needs of the affiliate service area as well as justification for grant programming.

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Attendance at a Komen North Central Alabama grant writing workshop and GeMS training is required for all new applicants.  This year’s grant writing workshop will be held Tuesday, November 15th from 11am-12pm at the Komen Community Office, located at 1909 27th Avenue South Homewood, AL 35209.

Applications for the 2017-2018 grant cycle are due in the GeMS system on Monday, December 5th at 11:59pm CST. No late submissions will be accepted.

Small Grants Program

Information about 2017-18 Small Grants Program funding opportunities will be posted here after April 1, 2017.

For more information regarding the grant process or application, please contact:
Deanna Fowler, Outreach and Grants Manager, at or 205.263.1706.

All requests for science research funding should be directed to the National Susan G. Komen® Grants Program. More information on research funding is available at