Information for Grantees

Please note: the deadline for RFA submission has passed (submission period ended on  October 12, 2018)

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About the Komen Philadelphia Community Grants Program 

Susan G. Komen Philadelphia is committed to ensuring that all individuals have access to breast cancer education, screening, high-quality treatment, and support during and after treatment. Especially important in our Community Grants Program is eliminating the barriers that – far too often and in far too many communities – prevent women from gaining access to screening, which in turn results in late-stage breast cancer diagnoses, fewer treatment options and lower survival rates.

To address these needs, Komen Philadelphia administers a robust community grants program which in 2018-2019 totaled nearly $425,000.00 distributed to 17 organizations.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to submit 2019-2020 applications: 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 12, 2018.
  • The funding period will be from April 1, 2019- March 31, 2020. 

Grant Types Offered for 2019-2020

Susan G. Komen Philadelphia is offering grants up to $25,000 for projects that provide no cost or low cost clinical services (e.g. screening mammograms, diagnostic services and/or treatment) and support services (e.g. transportation assistance, interpreter services, emergency assistance) to people who are medically underserved, uninsured and/or low-income seeking breast cancer screening and treatment. Programs must describe a plan for appropriate follow-up for abnormal findings.

Community Navigation and Education
Susan G. Komen Philadelphia is offering grants up to $25,000 for projects that provide navigation services to people who are medically underserved, uninsured and/or low-income. Navigation programs must be culturally appropriate, and use evidence-based methods (e.g. one-on-one and/or group sessions). Patient navigation must follow the individual from abnormal screening to diagnostic resolution and through treatment, if necessary.

Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual- patient navigator- guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services and financial resources).

Projects must provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services and include follow up with participants. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.

Attendance at Our Grant-Writing Workshop is Encouraged.

This workshop was held on September 21, 2018 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information please contact

2010-2020 Resource for Current and Potential Grantees

Important RFA Documents

Additional Resources

Inquiries about Komen Philadelphia’s community grants program can be directed to Kelsey Mattson, Program Director of Grants & Public Policy. Please call 215-238-8900 or email

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