How to Apply for Community Grants

The promise of Susan G. Komen® is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. The Affiliate funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and diagnostic projects for the medically underserved in Eastern Oklahoma. In addition to funding local outreach projects, Susan G. Komen® runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today.

To be eligible to apply for a Komen community-based grant your organization must be:

1) A federally tax-exempt entity – nonprofit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian tribe

2) Located in the specified Affiliate service area

The community grant cycle runs April 1 – March 31 and all prospective, eligible applicants must attend a grant writing workshop hosted by Komen Tulsa.  Applications are drafted and submitted through our Grants e-Management System (GeMS) and all eligible applicants will receive your required user ID at the grant writing workshop.

To view the 2017-2018 Request for Application (RFA) and the Review Rating Sheet which lists the criteria the independent review panel will use to evaluate the applications please click below:

2017-2018 Komen Tulsa Affiliate Community Grants RFA

GeMS Applicant User Manual

Grant Program Timeline:

Grant Writing Workshop*                                                 December 7, 2016  from 12pm to 1:30pm CST

Grant Application Available                                              November 28th, 2016

Application Deadline                                                         January 9, 2017 at 5:00pm CST

Award notification                                                              March 20th, 2017

Award period                                                                      April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018


*Grant writing workshops are NOT mandatory for all applicants, however, they are encouraged.

For more information regarding the grant process or application, please contact:

Abbi Lee
Community Health Manager
918-392-2745, x203

All requests for science research funding should be directed to the National Susan G. Komen® Grants Program. More information on research funding is available at