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, 2018, Komen Arkansas is investing over $450 thousand to 17 localcommunity programs. The Affiliate funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment projects for the medically underserved in 67 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, 2018 to March 31, 2019 will soon be open. Applications will be accepted for breast health or breast cancer screening, treatment, education, or support project in the 67 county service area in Arkansas and 2 county service area in Texas. 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

GeMS Grantee User Guide


Grants are available for up to one (1) year (April 1 – March 31).

We are excited to announce that our Community Grants Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2020 – 2021 grant cycle is NOW available! In our efforts to continue serving our communities, we are in need of your expertise and effective breast care programs to provide quality care in the Arkansas Affiliate service area.

Click here to download our RFA and here for the invitation to submit a Letter of Intent. 

Save the Date for our Grant Writing Workshop: September 26th at 5:00 pm

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
Attn:  Ashley McBride, Mission Director
904 Autumn Road, Suite 500
Little Rock, AR  72211