How to Apply for Community Grants

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, 2016, Komen Arkansas is investing over $900 thousand to 21 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 63 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. In addition to funding local outreach projects, Susan G. Komen® runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. Since inception, our Affiliate has contributed more than $5 million toward research.

Applications for the fiscal year April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 is now open. Applications will be accepted for breast health or breast cancer screening, treatment, education, or support project in the 63 county service area. Projects that specifically address the objectives outlined in the “Funding Priorities” in the application will be given priority.

*Note: All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS): The Grants e-Management System (GeMS) is a web-based grant management system for Affiliates of Susan G. Komen to use to receive, review and manage community and small grant applications.

Review the 2015 Community Profile or the 2015 Community Profile Executive Summary

2016-2017 Grant Cycle Timeline for Web
Reviewer Rating Sheet

GeMS Grantee User Guide

Grants are available for up to one (1) year (April 1 – March 31). The 2016-2017 Request for Application period is now closed.

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

For more information about our grants program or to be added to the RFA notification email list, please contact:

Susan G. Komen Arkansas Affiliate
904 Autumn Road, Suite 500
Little Rock, AR  72211