Susan G. Komen Community Grants Program

Susan G. Komen Community Grants ProgramSusan G. Komen San Diego’s Community Grants program is made possible through individual donations, corporate support, and events such as the San Diego Race for the Cure. With the funds raised, community grants are made to support evidence-based strategies or promising practices to reduce disparities in breast cancer mortality in our community. The Komen San Diego Community Grants program is devised to meet the needs and bridge the gaps discovered through the Community Profile. The Community Profile is a local needs assessment conducted by our local Affiliate. The goal of the Community Profile is to identify gaps in services, improve breast health services and be more aware of populations most in need of breast health services.

Komen San Diego continues to be the largest funder of breast cancer resources in the county for every step of the breast cancer journey. Through its 2016-2017 community grants, Komen San Diego is investing $800,000 in education, screening, diagnostics, mobile mammography, care coordination, and treatment support programs such as financial assistance, patient navigation, meal delivery, etc. here in San Diego County. In 2016, 8 local organizations are being funded by Komen San Diego to provide these programs to serve uninsured/underinsured and underserved residents in the service area. Since the first Race for the Cure in 1995, Komen San Diego has invested more than $13 million in free local breast health resources.

For a full list of Komen San Diego 2015-16 Community Grants, click below.

2016-2017 Community Grants

Last Year’s Grants: 2015-16 Community Grants

During the 2015-2016 grant year, Komen San Diego invested $800,000 through our community grants program, touching the lives of more than 10,000 San Diego residents, and provided:

  • One-on-one education about breast health including links to a breast screening and insurance options to nearly 2,500 individuals
  • Which resulted in over 2,000 screening mammograms for those never or rarely screened
  • 1,746 free screening mammograms provided through mobile mammography
  • 1,752 diagnostic services
  • 389 patient navigation services
  • 4,593 care coordination services
  • $79,000 in financial assistance to 154 breast cancer patients during treatment to help cover the costs of food, rent, mortgages, care payment, utility bills, groceries, transportation, etc.
  • 39,240 meals delivered
  • 27 breast cancers detected

The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Research & Training Grants Program. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment,  click here. Since 1995, Komen San Diego has invested more than $ solely towards research.

Questions about these programs?  Please contact Lizzie Wittig, Director of Grants and Public Policy, at (858) 573-2760 x 104 or via email at Lizzie@sdkomen.org.