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 11 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 2014-2015 grant cycle, Komen Los Angeles County funded:
- 776 no-cost screening mammograms for medically underserved residents
- 585 diagnostic services for symptomatic women in need
- treatment assistance for more than 650 breast cancer patients, including transportation services to medical appointments, medical care, prostheses, and case management
- detection of more than 79 cases of breast cancers in people who otherwise may not have had access to a diagnostic service
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 2015-2016 Community Grants Program is April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. 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: