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, 2019, Komen Northeast Ohio is investing $130,000 in two 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 screening and diagnosis, navigation, 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.

Funding Priorities

Komen Northeast Ohio will only consider applications from organizations/institutions that definitively respond to our grant funding priorities. Click here for more information. Applicants must also utilize evidence-based strategies as outlined in the Komen Northeast Ohio 2015 Community Profile report.

Request for Applications

The 2018-2019 Large Grant Request for Applications (RFA) is now closed. Please click here for more information on trainings, resources, and/or be added to the RFA notification list. Small grants are available year round. Click here for more information on small grants. Grants must be submitted through Komen’s electronic Grants e-Management System (GEMS).

Applicant Support

Questions about Community Grants and the Grants e-Management System (GeMS) should be directed to:
Gina Chicotel
Director of Mission
(216) 292-2873, x112