Small Grants 2019-20

How to Apply for Small Grants

Click here for the FY20 Request for Applications (RFA).

About Small Grants

Komen South Carolina offers Small Grants up to $10,000 to support programs that: reduce barriers to care, provide breast health education, and build community trust leading to increased access to care. Funds may not be used to provide medical services or to support an existing Komen South Carolina Community Grant awarded to the applicant. Innovative approaches to achieving health equity are encouraged. For applications seeking funds greater than $10,000 or seeking to provide screening, diagnostic and/or treatment services, please refer to our Community Grants RFA.

  • Patient Assistance Grants reduce barriers to breast cancer screening, follow-up and treatment for low income rural, African American and Hispanic/Latina populations throughout the affiliate’s service area. Fundable services include: transportation, childcare, assistance with insurance co-pay and/or deductibles, and translation services. Lodging and utility assistance (gas, electric, water, phone) for patients in active treatment for breast cancer may also be included.
  • Community Education Grants increase knowledge of trusted breast health education, Best Chance Network, local breast health providers and financial aid resources in the following counties: Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Calhoun, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Edgefield, Greenwood, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Laurens, Lexington, Marion Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, and Union.
  • Community Trust Grants increase community trust in local medical providers in Cherokee, Hampton, Marion and Colleton counties in order to improve access to local quality breast health services. Innovative programs and events that engage both providers and members of the community to strengthen the trust of rural, African American and Hispanic/Latina populations are encouraged. Projects should compel local providers to connect community members with appropriate breast care services and financial aid resources.

The grant application process is competitive and funding is limited. Whether or not an organization has received a grant in the past, funding in subsequent years is never guaranteed.  Funding depends upon the quality of the current application, the funds available for distribution, and the counties served

Small Grant FAQ’s

What are the submission requirements?

All applicants must contact Lucy Spears ( to discuss program design prior to applying.

  • Applicant must be a 501c3 non-profit or a state or federal organization.
  • Request may not exceed $10,000.
  • Request must follow guidelines and priorities set forth in the Small Grants RFA.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS).
  • Applications must be approved by Komen South Carolina.

Is there an application deadline?

Yes, the application deadline for small grants is Jan. 15, 2020. Small Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and at a minimum of 8 weeks prior to program initiation.  No small grant applications will be accepted after January 15, and requests for support of conferences or other events must be received at least ten weeks prior to the event.

When do awarded programs be completed by?

Funded programs must be completed by March 31, 2020.

When will we be notified if the application is approved for funding? 

The project director will be notified upon approval by the affiliate’s grants committee. Please allow up to 6 weeks for approval.

Questions about Small Grants, Community Grants and GeMS should be directed to:
Lucy Spears
Director, Mission Programs


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