Working toward one goal

Increasing access and utilization of quality care through our community partners to reduce late-stage breast cancer diagnosis and breast cancer mortality.

Grants Overview

An estimated 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer screening, treatment, and awareness are vital to ensure the health of individuals in our communities.

To best address the enormity and complexity of the issue, Komen Greater NYC believes that it is imperative to fund community-based breast health programs that provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education and outreach, screening coordination, support and treatment. We also fund local clinical research enrollment programs that assure access to clinical research for the medically under-served. The Komen National office supports research through its peer-reviewed granting program.

For more information on the kinds of grants Komen Greater NYC offers, please follow the links below to view the most recent Requests for Applications (RFAs) for our Community Breast Health and Clinical Research Enrollment Grants programs, as well as information regarding our Small Grants program.

Community Breast Health and Clinical Research Enrollment Grant Programs

The Community Breast Health Grant Program seeks to provide education and outreach, screening coordination and concrete support and treatment services to underserved and minority individuals throughout New York City, Long Island, and Rockland and Westchester Counties. For more information on this grant program, please visit our CBH Grant Program page.

The Clinical Research Enrollment Grant Program provides support to programs that promote and secure the enrollment of low-income and minority individuals in breast cancer clinical trials and observational research in the New York metropolitan area. For more information on this grant program, please visit our CRE Grant Program page.

To apply for a CBH or CRE grant, organizations must read and respond to the Letter of Intent and Request for Applications (RFA). Please email or call 212-461-6189 to be notified of the next RFA announcement.

2018 - 2019 CBH and CRE Grant Cycle Timeline

Item Date
Community Breast Health (CBH) and Clinical Research Enrollment (CRE) Request for Applications (RFA) released

The 2018 CBH granting cycle is from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The CRE granting cycle is from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020.

October 2018

Letter of Intent (LOI) Due

November 3, 2017, 5 PM EST

LOI notifications / Invitation to Submit a CBH or CRE Application

By November 10, 2017

Grant Development Workshops and Grants eManagement System (GeMS) Overview:

  • Instruction, resources and tools to enhance the quality of an organization's application.
  • An overview of the Grants eManagement System (GeMS), which is the web-based system to submit your application.
  • Because of substantial changes to the RFA and to GeMS, all non-profit agencies, including current grantees, who are interested in applying for a CBH or CRE grant must attend one of the workshops.

See our Grants and Applications resource page for additional information.

CBH Workshops
All training cover the same topics.
(All Via Webinar)

November 13, 2017

CRE Workshop
(Via Webinar)

November 14, 2017

CBH & CRE Applications Due Date
Please Note: All applications must be submitted via Grants eManagement System (GeMS). A GeMS Applicant User Guide is available.
Please allow adequate time (24-48 hours) before the deadline for response to any inquiry

December 8, 2017 by 5 PM EST

Review Process

January - February 2018

Announcement of Awarded Grants All applicants are notified of the status on their applications.

End of February - Early March 2018

Grant Year Komen Greater NYC has instituted a set of standards to which all grantees who wish to reapply for Komen funding must adhere. There are five categories, which are further defined in the document Application Review Process “In Good Standing”.

CBH: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

CRE: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2020

Quarterly Progress Report Due

See Current Grantee Materials

Final Report Due

CBH: April 30, 2019

CRE: April 30, 2020

Small Grants Program

Nonprofits in the Komen Greater NYC service area can apply for up to $2,500 for a Small Pilot or Capacity-Building Breast Health Program Grant. These grants are for organizations interested in beginning a new program or test new ideas that will increase the innovative capacity and effectiveness of breast health programs that serve low income and uninsured patients. Capacity Building is enhancing an organization's ability to provide services by redesigning processes, implementing new practices, or developing collaborations or partnerships.

Some examples of specific projects that could be funded under these grant guidelines include:

  • An organization applied for a grant from the Greater NYC Affiliate and the application was declined. In an effort to improve the application, the organization could design a project that addresses the concerns identified during the review process, and, as a secondary outcome, enhance the organization’s application for the next grant application cycle.
  • A current grantee realizes that its program is ineffective or could be more effective (for example, 1,000 women are receiving educational information, but only seven sought a mammogram or an organization continually underutilizes its funding). The organization could apply for a grant to help evaluate and then redesign their project with the goal of improving their project’s outcomes and effectiveness.

  • Komen Greater NYC will consider Small Grants applications four times a year. Award notifications are generally made within six to eight weeks after the deadline.

    Download the Small Grant Application to view the eligibility and submission requirements. Please note that the application process has recently changed.

    If you have questions regarding Small Grants, please contact our grants department at 212-461-6189or