Komen Chicago Affiliate accepts Community Grant Applications once per year. Applications are due on January 13th, 2014.
Please note: Komen Chicago is not a direct service provider. We do not provide funds directly to individuals for screening or treatment, nor do we determine individual eligibility, make referrals, or influence the screening or treatment decisions of the organizations we fund.
If you have questions regarding our grants program, please contact us by clicking here.
Confirm fit with our funding priorities
To increase access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment by reducing financial barriers for uninsured and under-insured populations.
• Priority populations include (in no particular order): Hispanic/Latina; African American/Black; Asian/Asian American; Low-income
Increase culturally relevant breast health education and awareness in uninsured and under-insured populations through the usage and/or in partnerships with community-based navigation programs.
• Note: Programs that only address awareness/education only programs will not be considered. Direct services must be provided and tracked
Build capacity for the continuum of breast health care with the goal of creating continuity between education, navigation, screening, diagnostic, treatment and treatment support programs.
Any United States nonprofit, federally tax-exempt organization may apply for a grant, assuming that the applicant meets all other requirements as stated in the Request for Applications (RFA). Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations, nonprofit hospitals and hospital systems, governmental entities, Native American tribes, and nonprofit educational institutions. Organizations that plan to use a fiscal sponsor must contact the Komen Chicago Affiliate prior to submitting a grant application. Organization must provide services within one of the 5 counties in the Affiliate’s service area: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry.
Attend a grant application workshop
Komen Chicago holds grant application workshops to help potential applicants better respond to our RFA. These workshops will occur in December.
New applicants who are not yet registered on Komen’s Web-based Grants eManagement System (GeMS) are required to attend a workshop before applying for a Komen Chicago grant. If you are a current Affiliate grantee, you are not required to attend the workshop, although it is advised to learn about changes to the Affiliate’s funding priorities and application components from prior grant cycles. Click here to RSVP for a workshop
|Grant Application Workshop Dates|
December 10, 2013
1:00pm to 3:30pm
770 N. Halsted, Suite 500
December 16, 2013
10:30am to 1:00pm
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
December 18, 2013
10:30am to 1:00pm
Aurora Public Library
555 S. Eola Road
Applications must be submitted on or before 8:00am CST on January 13th, 2014, through the Komen Grants eManagement System (GeMS) at https://affiliategrants.komen.org. The 2013/2014 application cycle is now closed. The 2014/2015 grant cycle application instructions are outlined in the applicable RFA, which can be downloaded below.
Notification from us
Once you submit your grant application through GeMS, an acknowledgement email will be sent through GeMS.
We will contact you if we have questions during the compliance review.
You will receive an email notification as to whether your application will proceed to the review panel for review and scoring.
You will receive an email notification regarding the funding decision in March.
If a grant is awarded, all contracting processes will take place through GeMS. Your organization will be required to attend a grantee orientation in spring 2014.
The grant cycle runs April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015.