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. Up to 75% of the net proceeds raised by Komen Northeast Ohio each year stay in Northeast Ohio. The funds raised are granted out to local organizations that provide breast health education, screening, treatment, and support programs targeted to communities and populations most in-need of services. The remaining 25% of the net proceeds support Komen National’s Research, Evaluation and Scientific Program.

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, Komen Northeast Ohio is investing over $290,000 in six local community programs. Komen Northeast Ohio funds innovative, evidence-based projects focused on addressing one of the priorities identified in Komen Northeast Ohio’s most recent Community Profile and those that meet the Affiliate’s Guiding Principles in Grant Making.

Komen funded programs provide breast health/cancer education, outreach, screening and diagnosis, and survivor support services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations in Northeast Ohio, which includes the following 22 counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties.

Grants are available for up to one (1) year (April 1 – March 31). The 2017-2018 Request for Applications (RFA) is now closed.

The 2018-2019 Request for Applications (RFA) will be available to the public in early August. Applications under this RFA will be due in Komen’s Grants eManagement System (GeMS) no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

For more information about our grants program or to be added to the RFA notification email list, please contact Gina Chicotel at or (216) 292-2873, x112.

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