A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment projects.

Brief Summary of Priorities

Programs funded from affiliate fund-raising events range from educating women about healthy behaviors and early detection to providing treatment services to women and men who are low income/uninsured. The affiliate empowers women to take charge of their health through participation in breast health seminars and outreach support targeting underserved and hard to reach populations.
2015 Community Profile Executive Summary – The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area.

2017-2018 Request for Application – Includes current funding priorities, grant eligibility requirements as well as grant-making policies. Link to PDF

GeMS Applicant User Manual – A user guide for the Grants eManagement System that Komen uses for the administration of all community grants.

Important Dates
Last Day to Initiate an Application: November 14, 2016
Application Completion Deadline: November 16, 2016, at 5:00 pm
Grant Review: February 2017
Award Notification: April 2017
Grantee Orientation: April – May 2017
Award Period: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Other Important Dates
CenLA Race for the Cure: October 29, 2016
Acadiana Race for the Cure: March 25, 2017 – Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville, LA 70592