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 $72,954.70 towards research for the 2019-20 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 November 1, 2019. Projects that specifically address the objectives outlined in the “Funding Priorities” in the request for applications (RFA) will be given priority.

The CG2020 Komen Community Grants RFA is now available!

To apply for a grant, please read the request for application (RFA) document in full and apply through the new Komen Grants Portal. 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 Komen Grants Portal training is required for all applicants this year as we roll out the new grants system. This year’s grant writing workshop will be held Thursday, November 14th 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 plan to apply for a community grant.

Applications for the 2020-2021 grant cycle are due in the Komen Grants Portal system on Wednesday, December 4th at 10:59pm 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