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. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, Komen Kansas City is investing more than $131,000 in 10 local community programs. The Affiliate funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment projects for the medically underserved in our 17-county service area. In addition to funding local outreach projects, Susan G. Komen runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. Our Affiliate is proud to have contributed more than $175,000 toward research in 2017-2018.

Applications are due to the office via the online grants system no later than 5P on the November deadline each year. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Grant award notifications will be late in Late March, and, if awarded, grants will begin April 1, and end in March 31 the following year.

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.

Important Links:

Applications for the 2016-17 grant cycle are due November 19 at 5P CT.

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

Small Grant Program

Click here for the Small Grant program, application process and deadlines.

For more information regarding the grant process or application, please contact:

Theresa Osenbaugh | Community Health Director | or 816.842.0410.