How to Apply for Community Grants

The promise of Susan G. Komen® is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, Komen North Central Alabama is investing $65,000 in 2 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 $91,499 towards research for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Applications for the 2020-21 fiscal year will be accepted for breast health or breast cancer screening, treatment, education, or support projects in north central Alabama starting October 7, 2019. Projects that specifically address the objectives outlined in the “Funding Priorities” in the request for applications (RFA) will be given priority.

The 2020-21 Community Grants Program RFA will be posted here this fall!

To apply for a grant, please read the request for application (RFA) document 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 the 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 Thursday, November 7th from 1pm-2pm at the Komen Community Office, located at 1909 27th Avenue South Homewood, AL 35209. Please RSVP to Deanna Fowler at if you are a potential first-time applicant and will be attending the workshop.

Applications for the 2020-2021 grant cycle are due in the GeMS system on Friday, December 6th at 5:00pm CST. No late submissions will be accepted.

Small Grants Program

The Komen North Central Alabama Small Grants Program is not currently active nor is it accepting applications. Updates about the program will be posted here as they develop.

For more information regarding the grant process or application, please contact:
Deanna Fowler, Director of Outreach and Grants, 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