Small Grants

How to Apply for Small Grants

Click here for the Small Grant RFA and instructions
About Small Grants

Komen Lowcountry funds Small Grants up to $2,500 to support improved access to care for rural and Black women. This need may include breast health/breast cancer education projects; medical/survivor/advocate conferences; travel grants; or community outreach. For applications seeking funds greater than $10,000 or seeking to provide screening and treatment support services, please refer to our Community Grant RFA. Small Grants may not be used to support Community Grants.

The grant application process is competitive. 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.

Submission Requirements

  • All applicants must contact Lucy Spears ( with intent to apply and brief program description.
  • 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 Lowcountry Board of Directors.

Application Deadline: 8 weeks prior to program initiation*
Small Grants Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, requests for support of travel scholarships, conferences, or other events should be received at least ten weeks prior to the event.
Award Notification: upon approval by affiliate grants committee. Please allow 4 weeks for approval.

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

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