How to Apply for Funding

The Request for Application (RFA) is built around the Affiliate’s Statement of Need which conveys the guidelines for the types of programs Komen and the Affiliate are willing to fund. The Statement of Need and RFA are both based on findings from the bi-annual Community Profile. The Statement of Need is included as part of the RFA.

The RFA also sets the rules for applying for Komen Affiliate grants, including deliverables under the grant contract, evaluation criteria, grants structure and budget and other qualifying guidelines that must be met before the proposal is sent to review.

Application Period

Important dates for the 2017-2018 Application Period:

 Application Period  October thru December 6, 2017
 Application Deadline  5:00 pm December 6, 2017
 Award Notification  March 2018
 Award Period  April 1, 2018 thru March 31, 2019

Application Forms

  • GeMS Grantee User Guide
  • 2017-2018 RFA
  • Grant Writing Resources
    Grant workshop orientation, Oct. 2017
    Penrose Pavilion, 9:00 AM until noon
    2312 N Nevada, Colorado Springs
    Workshop Presentation will be available for download

Small Grant Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a 501(c) organization (non-profit organization, educational institution and/or government agency) and provide proof of non-profit status if it is not already on file with the Affiliate. Checks cannot be issued to individuals; they must be issued to the 501(c)3 organization.
  • Applicant must be operating within the Komen Affiliate’s service area, and funded activities (except travel) must take place within the service area.
  • Funding requests should not be for a project that would normally be eligible for funding through the yearly peer-reviewed Komen Grant process (Screening Treatment Education Program / STEP grants).
  • Funded activities must be consistent with and specific to the Komen mission.
  • Grant applicants are restricted to a maximum combined award of $5,000 per fiscal year, per program for any type of Small Grant (Travel, Conference and/or Program Support Grant).

Click here for the Small Grants RFA (Request for Application)