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 own 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.

2015-2016 Request for Application – Includes current funding priorities, grant eligibility requirements as well as grant making policies.

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 13, 2015
Application Completion Deadline: November 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Grant Review: February, 2016
Award Notification: April 10, 2016
Grantee Orientation: April – May, 2016
Award Period: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Other Important Dates

CenLA Race for the Cure: October 24, 2015
Acadiana Race for the Cure: March 19, 2016