Apply for a Susan G. Komen® San Diego Grant

The promise of Susan G. Komen is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Furthermore, Komen is currently working towards reducing breast cancer death rates by 50% by 2026. Here in San Diego County, one of the ways we continue to fulfill our mission is through our Community Grants program which provides funding for gaps in breast health and cancer services.

The funding period for the 2019-2020 Community Grants Program is April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Interested applicants are required to first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to indicate interest in Komen San Diego funding. These LOIs are then reviewed, and selected applicants are notified and sent a Request for Application to include an invitation to a Grant Application Workshop to be held in the fall or winter of 2019. These applicants are then invited to submit a full Grant Application.

The 2019-20 Komen San Diego Grant Process will begin in late summer with the Grant Making & Networking Workshop.Check back in summer for grantmaking workshop and LOI dates.

Full Community Profile
Community Profile Executive Summary
Continuum of Care Model
Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

Please contact Lizzie Wittig, Director of Grants and Public Policy, at (858) 573-2760 x 104 or via email at if you have any questions. 

Komen San Diego grantee eligibility:

  • Individuals are not eligible to apply (if you are a breast cancer patient looking for financial assistance, please see our list of free services.)
  • Organizations must be a nonprofit under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code
  • Organizations must provide services to San Diego County residents
  • Organizations’ proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer