Komen LA County is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Los Angeles County. Through its community grants, Komen Los Angeles County is making key investments in the health of our community through education, cancer detection, resource navigation and support programs. We are currently funding 10 local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured women in need. Since our founding in 1995, Komen Los Angeles County has invested more than $10 million in local breast health services.
Each year and estimated 2,000 people lose their lives to breast cancer in LA County. Komen Los Angeles County’s community health grants are working to reduce this number while also improving the lives of those living with breast cancer.
During the 2015-2016 grant cycle, Komen Los Angeles County provided:
- Funding for a total of 10 Community Grantees providing vital breast cancer health services for woman and men in Los Angeles County.
- $243,852.90 in funds for community grants providing diagnostic, navigation and psychosocial support services.
- A total of 1,556 diagnostic services
- Diagnostic services for 1,020 people in Los Angeles County
- A total of 2,851 navigation services
- Navigation services for 3,185 people in Los Angeles County
- A total of 623 support services
- Support services for 370 people in Los Angeles County
- Cancers detected: 97
- Services provided: 5,030
- People serviced: 4,575
In addition to community grants, we also fund research. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here.
Applying for Grants
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County’s Community Grants program is made possible through individual donations, corporate support, and events such as the Los Angeles County 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 LA County Affiliate will soon be accepting letters of inquiry for breast health or breast cancer projects within Los Angeles County that support and promote access to and utilization of services that address the continuum of care model. The general grant categories as defined by our community profile include diagnostic services, patient navigation and psychosocial support programs. Prospective grant applicants are required to first submit a letter of inquiry to indicate interest in Komen funding. After review of the letter of intent, organizations selected will be notified to submit a request for application.
The funding period for the 2017-2018 Community Grants Program is April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Submission for this granting period is now closed. Please check back to see if additional funding becomes available. For more information, please call 310-575-3011.
Click the link below to access a full list of current community grants: